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Can men be victims of domestic violence?

The widespread public perception is that, in cases of domestic violence, a man is always the aggressor and a woman always the victim. However, if you are a man who has sustained abuse from a female partner in North Carolina, you are not alone. According to FindLaw, research suggests that numbers of women and men committing violence or abuse against the other gender are almost equal with one another, which means that women abuse men nearly as often as men abuse women in a domestic setting.

What is an annulment?

While most people have heard annulments, very fewer understand what exactly they entail. Although annulments end a marriage like divorces, there are actually quite a few differences between them. VeryWellMind.com offers the following information on annulments, including how to tell if it’s the right option for you.

How can I plan for a new school year after a divorce?

With a new school year already here, many recently divorced parents in North Carolina are struggling with their changed family dynamic. They’re also concerned about the impact a divorce can have on their children, which often compounds the stress associated with a beginning a new year at school. In this case, Forbes offers the following tips, which can help parents as well as students handle a new school year after divorce.

How can I make my divorce less stressful?

While there is no such thing as a truly stress-free divorce, couples in North Carolina can work to make the transition as smooth as possible. The goal is to maintain a healthy outlook and strive to act civilly when it comes to things like property division and child custody. Because it can be tough to maintain a positive outlook when faced with a break up of your marriage, the American Psychological Associate recommends the following advice.

How can I help my children cope with divorce?

If you’ve recently undergone a divorce in North Carolina, your children may be having a hard time coping. While it’s natural for kids to feel badly after a divorce, it can still be difficult for parents to see their children experiencing negative emotions. That’s why KidsHealth.org offers the following tips to help you help your kids cope with a recent divorce.

Will you get alimony?

When you and your spouse choose to divorce in Wilmington, you might automatically assume that you are entitled to alimony. This likely comes from the assumption that the awarding of alimony is largely a punitive measure. While state law does account for that to a certain degree, the actual purpose of alimony is help support you until you are able to support the same standard of living you enjoyed while married on your own. 

Divorce and high blood pressure

Approaching divorce can be tough for people for various reasons. On the one hand, some people are worried about how ending their marriage could affect their children, while others have concerns about alimony, child support, or the distribution of marital property. However, there are other concerns that may arise before, during, or even after a divorce, such as high blood pressure. It is important to understand that some people suffer from high blood pressure because of divorce and take steps to prevent or address this concerning condition.

Making sure your Happy Thanksgiving is actually happy

When you told your children you were getting divorced, you knew it was a given there would be many changes on the horizon. Perhaps, you decided to keep living in the same North Carolina home you shared with your spouse in marriage as a way to lessen your children's stress and maintain structure and routine in their lives.

Say I do -- to the uncontested divorce

Are you ready to end your marriage? Do you dread the thought of fighting things out in court? Most people do. Well, there is good news for you. North Carolina residents who want a quick divorce without all the drama have a way to get it done. It is through the process called the uncontested divorce.

Grandparents may face custody, visitation issues too

As a grandparent, you likely want to spend as much time with your grandchild or grandchildren as possible. Unfortunately, many individuals may face difficulties when it comes to their ability to visit their grandchildren, and you may find yourself among that group. However, as a grandparent, you may have rights that you could enforce to gain visitation or custody.

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