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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.

North Carolina child custody Q and A

When children are at the heart of a legal challenge, it can make the decision making process particularly difficult. As a parent, you just want to do what is best for your child. In order to do that, though, you may have some questions that need answering first. This is certainly true for child custody cases. 

Seeking what's best for your grandchildren

You probably remember quite well the day you became a grandparent. Perhaps, years have gone by since then, with many new and cherished memories established. Life can involve drastic turns, and, unfortunately, some grandparents in North Carolina have gone from rejoicing at the births of their grandchildren, to fighting for their best interests.

Divorce, property division and North Carolina law: FAQs

Ending a marriage is a complex process. In addition to dealing with the emotional aspects, legal issues must also be addressed. Those who are going through or considering this process likely have a number of questions, some of the more common are listed below.

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