Child custody

What is a Parenting Coordinator and What are the Benefits to Working with One?

Child custody cases can result in a lot more than a Court Order setting out the physical custody schedule and legal custody terms. Feelings of anger, frustration, distrust and resentment are all common occurrences following child custody litigation. In some cases, called “high conflict” custody cases, a pattern of the following occurs: excessive litigation, anger and distrust between the parents, verbal abuse or domestic violence between parents or difficulty communicating about and cooperating in the… Read More

Alright, alright, alright……or Maybe not!

The CDC recently approved the Covid-19 vaccine for administration to children ages 5 to 11.  For many parents, this was the green light they had been waiting for to protect their children and start the journey towards a return to normalcy.  For other parents, the CDC’s announcement gave them pause.  Celebrity Matthew McConaughey, who is the parent of three children, age 9, 11, and 13, announced last week that he was not vaccinating his younger… Read More

What’s Happening to My Case?

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Practically every aspect of our world has been drastically altered by the protections (and limitations) enacted to combat the spread of COVID-19. Our court system is no different. On March 13, 2020, Chief Justice Beasley of the Supreme Court of North Carolina issued an emergency order declaring the North Carolina courts “on hold” for a majority of matters. Over the course of the last few months, these directives have been extended in a number of… Read More

Protecting Your Children Before, During, and After Your Divorce

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The stress and grief of a divorce ranks only second to the death of a loved one. Divorce not only affects the divorcing spouses, but it has a life-altering effect on their children. Children depend on their parents for love, support and guidance, and stability, and they can experience feelings of confusion, abandonment and anxiety when their parents separate. Estimates suggest that between 1 and 1.5 million children experience the divorce of their parents each… Read More

Keeping the peace during the holiday season

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The holidays are a supposed to be time for mistletoe and merry, caroling and hot chocolate, but when separation or divorce are imminent, you may not be in the mood for a round of “Joy to the World” gathered around the family piano. To be sure, separation and divorce is tough, and navigating this difficult time with children can be challenging and emotionally charged. Some of you may be contemplating a separation from your spouse,… Read More

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