Child Custody

Case Law UPDATE: Custody Modification

Case Law UPDATE: Custody Modification

Three North Carolina Appeals Court cases appear to have made the first hurdle to a custody modification, proving a substantial change in circumstances, easier to overcome. All three cases allow past acts to be taken into consideration when finding a substantial change in circumstances. Today we will be exploring each case and giving an overview of the impact all three collectively have on custody modifications.

What do I Need to Know About Child Custody in North Carolina?

What do I Need to Know About Child Custody in North Carolina?

North Carolina General Statute section 50-13.1 establishes actions for custody in North Carolina.  There are a number of ways that custody can be agreed upon by the parties.  I talk further about that here.

Can I Take My Child Out of the State During a Custody Dispute?

Can I Take My Child Out of the State During a Custody Dispute?

Typically, during the outset of a separation, a party may consider moving to a new state and want to take his/her child with them to start a new life.  That may well be a very bad idea depending on the circumstances.  This blog post discusses the UCCJEA, which stands for the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act.

Registration of Foreign Child Custody and Support Orders

Registration of Foreign Child Custody and Support Orders

So you wish to move or have moved and have a child custody and/or child support order(s) signed by a Judge in another state.  How do you enforce the order(s) from another state?

Custody Across State Lines (the UCCJEA and You)

Custody Across State Lines (the UCCJEA and You)

One of the things I love about going to court is the ability to listen to other cases.  At the very least I'm usually highly entertained and sometimes I pick up some interesting legal tidbits.  Monday I got the opportunity to learn a little more about the UCCJEA and North Carolina.  For those of you that are not up on your acronyms UCCJEA stands for Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act.  

Contempt

Contempt

Now there is a phrase that pretty much sums up most separations and divorces.  Did you know that within family law, and any area of law for that matter, that contempt plays an important, but sometimes confusing role?  Let's chat about contempt as it applies to the law and we'll leave the Oxford English Dictionary definition alone.

North Carolina Family Law Basics (7 Part Series) Part 4 Child Custody

North Carolina Family Law Basics (7 Part Series) Part 4 Child Custody

If you are going through a separation or divorce with children you may have difficult questions regarding custody.  My hope is that this blog post will help alleviate concerns and answer though difficult questions.  #morethanlaw #FamilyLaw #ChildCustody #Separation #Divorce

North Carolina Family Law Basics (7 Part Series) Part 3 Property Settlement (Equitable Distribution)

North Carolina Family Law Basics (7 Part Series) Part 3 Property Settlement (Equitable Distribution)

Ever wondered the basics of North Carolina property settlement (Equitable Distribution)?  Well, you are in luck because that happens to be the focal point of our blog post today.  #morethanlaw #familylaw #equitabledistribution #howdoihangontomystuff #propertysettlement