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What happens to your credit score after your divorce?

Getting a divorce can affect one's financial plan and requires that one reevaluate their financial planning for the future. Under North Carolina law, spouses must divide their marital assets equitably, and while this does not always mean equally, that is often the result.

When going through a divorce parties must think about how their actions could affect their credit score, and how they can limit any potential damage.

Loneliness after divorce is common. How can you overcome it?

After a divorce, most individuals have to adjust to living alone again after living with a spouse. This can be a drastic change for anyone, in addition to the other stressful aspects of a divorce.

Upon separation and divorce, people commonly face a wide range of emotions and one of the most common emotions that recently separated and divorced individuals deal with is loneliness. Here are some tips to help individuals work through the loneliness they might feel:

What if your child wants to live with the other parent?

After a divorce, the whole family has to grow accustomed to the child custody arrangement. You might share custody with your spouse, but that does not necessarily mean you have exactly the same amount of time.

What happens when years after your agreed upon custody schedule has been in place, and your teenager says they want to live with the other parent – your ex-spouse? This is a common occurrence in divorced families, but hearing this can be incredibly emotional and stressful for parents.

From One Household to Two; The Financial Stressors of Divorce

Money can be one of the biggest concerns in any divorce. Regardless of how long the marriage is, couples often combine their assets during their marriage, and dividing these marital assets in a divorce can be both a challenge and a significant point of stress.

One of the largest stressors in any divorce is determining how to financially transition from one household to two separate, independent households. Instead of just one mortgage or rent payment and one set of associated bills, divorcing couples now have to face the reality that physical separation requires double the funding. This can be an overwhelming reality to face in the midst of the emotions associated with the transition. Therefore, it is important to have a plan and be realistic with your expectations for finances during the divorce process.

What if I lose my job before my divorce?

Going through the divorce process can often create a financial strain in an individual's life. Dividing assets and living on one income are not things that people typically plan for, and can take some getting used to.

Then, the unimaginable happens - layoffs at work. Individuals in this tough situation face more uncertainty and stress than they did before, and many of them wonder: what happens next?

Exploring the dilemma of "divorce guilt"

A divorce can involve a wide range of complicated emotions. Individuals often experience anger or grief when they think about the past, and anxiety when they think about the future after the divorce, but one of the most common emotions that spouses feel when they pursue a divorce is guilt.

It is so common that the term "divorce guilt" has become a well-known term and a frequent issue divorcing spouses face.

Judicial Settlement Conferences during COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to have a significant impact on families in North Carolina, the Wake County Family Court has taken steps to provide a safe alternative dispute resolution option for parties. In an effort to promote resolutions in family law cases while we all wait for restrictions to be lifted and the Courts to re-open, the Wake County Family Court is currently offering parties the option to participate in judicial settlement conferences for all issues, including child custody, child support, spousal support, and equitable distribution.


Making a parenting plan for children with special needs

In the United States, 1 in 50 children has a disability. When parents of a child with special needs seek a divorce, they know they must take great care when determining custody and creating a parenting plan for their child.

Here are a few things that parents should know as they work to make a parenting plan that will best meet their child's best interests.

Keeping the house post-divorce is becoming easier

During a divorce, there is typically one asset that most parents worry about more than others: the family home.

There are several reasons a spouse may want to keep the family home after a divorce, from the financial investment to the emotional attachment. Many parents might also want to keep the home to maintain stability in their child's life during the divorce.

Do you know what to avoid during your separation?

It is no secret that the process of getting a divorce is not easy. It can be difficult for spouses to know what they should or should not do when it comes time to go their different ways.

From the time a decision to separate is made until the divorce is final, newly-single people can go a little crazy. Mistakes made during this time of separation can come back to bite you. Tips regarding what you should avoid during the separation period include:

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