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Reasons why teenagers can be especially difficult to raise

Parents in North Carolina and every other state know that it is hard to raise a teenager. This is because teens are going through an emotional and physical transition from childhood to adulthood. It is important for parents to remember that teens still need support and guidance even as they start to have a greater say in their own lives. For those who are divorced and attempting to raise a teenager, it is important to communicate effectively with the teen and the other parent.

Tax documents can help people prepare for divorce

Divorce can bring about major financial changes for people in North Carolina. In many marriages, one partner has a much higher level of control over and understanding of family finances than does the other. In most cases, the husband has greater control over finances, but this can vary from couple to couple. What this can mean is that the other party is disadvantaged when it comes time to file for divorce, especially if he or she knows little about the marital assets that would be divided as part of a settlement.

Divorce plays a role for couples with student loan debts

In Charlotte, a marital dispute over money may cause an outburst of negative emotions for any married couple. A recent study conducted by Student Loan Hero discovered that 33 percent of people contemplating divorce believed lack of money was the main culprit. One out of eight students who participated in the study blamed their student loan debts for the divorce proceedings. The problem with student loans is that they equal large amounts of money. With the average student loan exceeding $34,000, it is no wonder that divorce is a natural outcome.

The risk of divorce seems higher among successful women

Many North Carolina women who would have been expected to remain home and raise children in past decades are choosing instead to enter the workforce and pursue careers, and virtually all sociologists think that this development is a positive one. However, several studies into the impact that income disparities can have on relationships reveal that successful women are far more likely to see their marriages end in divorce.

How spousal support is determined and collected

Spousal support is often one of the primary issues decided in a North Carolina divorce. However, it's usually one of the last points that gets settled in court. That's because the division of assets has a big impact on how much support an ex-spouse might need to maintain a decent standard of living. The final figure is often calculated using five different factors: the recipient spouse's needs, length of marriage, age/health, prior lifestyle and the ability of the payer spouse to pay.

Couples cite top reasons for divorce

When people in North Carolina get a divorce, it may be for one of three main reasons. According to some experts, growing apart, being unable to make up after fighting, and a psychological phenomenon known as "flooding" can all contribute to divorce.

The process of claiming a child as a dependent after divorce

Following a divorce in North Carolina, a child can be claimed as a dependent by only one parent per tax year. Ideally, exes will agree ahead of time on who gets to do this. Usually, it is the custodial parent. If the custodial parent wants to give the other parent the right to claim the child, this can be done with Form 8332. However, if parents disagree about who can make this claim, there could be problems.

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