Emotion can sometimes cloud judgment when dealing with child custody cases. If a parent feels like the case is not going in their favor and they decide to abduct the child and run before a ruling can be made -- or after it has been made, for that matter -- what legal steps can be taken to make things right? If you ever find yourself in this heartbreaking situation, there are a few things you should know.
If you are going through a North Carolina child custody dispute, you know exactly how challenging family court can be. Now, consider the possibility of your child being abducted to an overseas location by your ex- or soon-to-be ex-spouse. International family law matters can be even more complex than those occurring here at home, which is why an experienced team of attorneys is needed to protect parents' rights.
You know that your divorce team should include an attorney and probably a financial planner, but have you thought about enlisting the services of a North Carolina parenting coordinator? These family law professionals can serve as invaluable resources for parents by providing a neutral perspective on dispute resolution related to child custody. Parenting coordinators are trained and certified to mediate disputes within families in the aftermath of marital dissolution.
International abduction is a topic that has been consistently present in family law news reports. With the large number of military members in North Carolina who have married foreign nationals, international abduction can be a scary part of a military divorce. Still, success stories abound about parents who are able to recover their children from this difficult family law situation. One Chicago man finally has his children back after they were spirited away to Mexico by their mother in July 2013.
A deposition can be a scary thing. Whether you are participating in a North Carolina deposition for a topic such as child custody, or you are seeking a family modification of spousal support, it is understandable to be nervous. Depositions do not have to be terrifying, though; today, we provide some tips to guide you through your family law deposition with ease and grace!
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.