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Modifying your child support order

Those who have to pay child support are likely well aware of the different challenges that may get in the way of their ability to make payments. From losing a job to suffering from a medical condition, there are all sorts of hardships that can make it difficult (or impossible) for someone who is obligated to pay child support to stay caught up. However, some may not know that there are certain options for some people who are facing these problems. For example, the modification of a child support order may be possible for someone who has experienced major changes to their finances.

Tackling the issue of parental relocation

It is not uncommon for many who are recently divorced to want to move away from Wilmington. Most may do so with the blessing of their ex-spouses provided that children are not involved. When a divorced couple shares custody of children, then one parent moving can drastically alter the other's access to the kids. The fear is that a parent may do this simply as a way of "getting back" at their ex-spouse. Therefore, the court does offer some recourse to non-relocating parents in these situations. 

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.

Tip the scales in favor of amicable post-divorce parenting

Although part of you likely wants to move on in life and leave all the nasty divorce issues behind you, you also realize that as parents, you and your former spouse must continue to interact because you have children together. It's likely you never thought you would be standing before a judge to determine where your children would spend their holidays. However, things happen, and life changes, sometimes in very unexpected ways.

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