The third time wasn't the charm. Neither was the fourth, fifth or sixth. In fact, it may have taken 12 arrests for one man to get the message about his family law responsibilities, and he is still being held for failure to pay child support. Although this man is not from North Carolina -- he hails from nearby Pennsylvania, instead -- the case provides important insight into the challenges that can arise for both recipients and payers of child support.
Married couples throughout the U.S. expect that their rights will be respected in various states in the union. However, when it comes to same-sex marriage, the idea of a union is not always consistent in different jurisdictions. Family law experts in North Carolina are bemoaning the fact that same-sex couples in the state are effectively estranged from each other legally.
Experts have long cited studies indicating that those who live together before marriage are more likely to divorce. Although that was accepted as common-sense knowledge, a new study is challenging those decades-old findings. New information from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro reveals that cohabiting is not correlated with divorce and other family law problems. Instead, it might behoove researchers to evaluate the couple's age, as younger people may be more likely to divorce.
Post-divorce financial changes may seem overwhelming for those who are both receiving and paying alimony. Although spousal support may seem like a boon for the recipient, the fact remains that it is not always easy to maintain your quality of life after a North Carolina split. Financial planning is required from all parties in the aftermath of a North Carolina divorce.
If your former spouse is in a relationship, you may be pleased. This is especially true if you are paying spousal support. Remarriage for your North Carolina ex-spouse would render them ineligible for alimony. As a result, many exes choose to cohabit so they can continue to receive spousal support. Exes have incentive to cohabit without getting married. However, if you can prove that your ex is cohabiting, you may be able to seek alimony changes under existing family law. Cell phones are proving to be valuable allies in this fight.
Many couples without significant wealth do not think they would qualify for a prenuptial agreement. But, for the "new prenup generation," excessive wealth is not necessarily required. A growing number of North Carolina couples are pursuing this family law option, even if they live by relatively modest means. The reason? Many of these couples stand to inherit property or assets after their parents pass; as a result, a prenuptial agreement seems far more desirable than it might have otherwise.
If you have decided to end your North Carolina marriage, you may want your divorce to commence as soon as possible. The problem? With the holidays approaching, it may not seem appropriate to begin divorce proceedings. Family law experts say that relationship crises are not easy to predict or contain, but it is important to consider whether you really want to divorce during the holidays.
As the Grey Divorce phenomenon continues to gain traction in North Carolina and other regions of the country, many baby boomers are finding themselves going through divorce at the same time as their adult children. For these older divorcees, seeing their children experience these family law processes can dredge up unpleasant memories, especially if their divorce was in the past. If you are the parent of an adult child who is going through divorce, and you have gone through a breakup in your past, there are some key tips to remember so you can maintain your relationship.