Welcoming a child into the world is exciting for the whole family – including the extended family. The parents’ siblings get excited to be aunts or uncles, and their parents are excited to be grandparents.
Becoming a parent is quite the learning experience. There are plenty of resources, including books and classes, available to help parents at any point, but parenting truly requires one to learn on the job.
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.
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.
Whether you were just contemplating divorce prior to the coronavirus outbreak, or already in the midst of one, you may be concerned that COVID-19 will bring your plans, or your case, to a screeching halt. This does not have to be the case. While there are many things we cannot control during these stressful times, it is still helpful to remember that there are proactive things you can do now to keep your family law or divorce case moving forward.
When parents disagree over how they parent and raise their children, it can create significant tension in the marriage.
If you have a custody order in place, you may know by now that it does not always cover everything. This does not mean it is not a good order, it simply means that there will always be unforeseen circumstances where parents have to use common sense and exercise good judgment rather than relying on a document for guidance. If you have a strained relationship with your child's other parent, this can be challenging.
The adage "life happens," is common for a reason. We cannot always control what happens in our lives, and we often have to adjust to changes as they come.
Nowadays, many parents agree on one thing - screen time and technology have become significant obstacles to parenting. They worry about the amount of time that their children spend in front of the phone, computer or television screens.
The relationship between a grandparent and grandchild is often a special one. Therefore, many grandparents might become concerned about seeing their grandchildren when they hear about their child's divorce.