Parental Kidnapping

Parental Kidnapping

Parental kidnapping is a terrifying thought when you are in the middle of a custody battle or thinking about separating. Family abductions are the second largest number of child abductions. According to NISMART-2, an estimated 800,000 children younger than 18 are...
Representing Men in Divorce

Representing Men in Divorce

Representing men in divorce is tough work. There are still stereotypes about men in divorce. In any divorce case, traditionally the sympathies are with the woman and often men and fathers do not receive a fair/ level playing field. Such ‘anti-men’ thinking in courts...
Can I Change My Child’s School?

Can I Change My Child’s School?

Changing your child’s school requires you to have legal custody or the authority to do so from the court order or agreement. There are two types of custody that are often used interchangeably but mean very different things. Legal Custody:  Legal custody is the...
DSS, Custody & Your Children

DSS, Custody & Your Children

How does the process start for DSS to take custody of your child?  Pursuant to NC G.S. 7B-301, any adult that suspects a child is being abused or neglected must report the suspected abuse or neglect to the local department of social services, which is called DSS. The...
Moving Kids Out of State Divorce

Moving Kids Out of State Divorce

Moving Kids Out of State Divorce Ramifications: The desire to move your child out of North Carolina to a state where you have friends and family during a divorce is understandable. Divorce can often make you feel isolated, and it is important to have support during...
Military: Preserving Parental Rights

Military: Preserving Parental Rights

Serving in the military poses significant problems for married couples when a spouse is deployed and they cannot control orders that require frequent relocations. When you are divorced, the problems can expand, especially when your ex-spouse is unsupportive of your...
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