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July 2020 Archives

Marital property may not be what you think

Divorce can mean a fresh start in a lot of important ways. It allows people to forge their own paths after a period of time with a partner, and it offers a chance to heal from emotional trauma. In many divorce cases, one spouse may feel the desire to give up some of their possessions just to skip any nasty negotiations or fights.

What should you expect in family court?

When divorce becomes a reality, it is often unanticipated, especially by first-time spouses. You may be reeling, with little else to reference against your experience than movies about screaming parents and awkward relationships between stepchildren. But this was never really the way divorces often went in North Carolina and elsewhere in the country, and it is even less so now.

Why do so many people put off long-term planning?

It's not always easy to think about the future. It can be uncomfortable to think about what could happen after your passing and your preferences regarding what will happen to your stuff. However, estate planning is an important step for every adult, regardless of age and income level. No matter your assumptions about your need for long-term planning, it is prudent not to put this process off. 

Mediation has an increasing role in child custody cases

If you've put a lot of time and effort into your family's happiness, it can feel like a cruel twist of fate if a divorce or similar event pits your desires against those of a former partner or spouse. A lot of touchstones in American society point to harsh and lengthy battles over child care and homeownership, but that is not the way it has to be.

What is discernment counseling and does it prevent divorce?

When people start to drift apart, it often has to do with communication. It's normal for most people to not expect too much in terms of emotional information from others, but couples are intimately bonded. When you start to disagree about the very nature of your relationship, you may be thinking divorce is the only answer.

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