Don’t Be Defeated: How to Use Your Divorce to Reinvent Yourself and Start Over

We’ve all heard the saying, “It’s not an end, it’s a new beginning.” During the earliest days after divorce, we typically face so many changes and challenges that we don’t feel adventurous at all. This is completely normal: a major chapter in your life has closed. After giving yourself permission to grieve, use the tips below to reinvent yourself and realize your potential in a way that might previously have been Read More

Understanding the Difference Between a North Carolina Divorce and Annulment

In North Carolina, as in most states, certain couples facing very specific circumstances may be able to seek a legal annulment rather than a divorce. While annulments are far less common, and apply in far fewer situations than a divorce, they are often the better choice when a couple qualifies. Learning about the differences between a divorce and an annulment in North Carolina is an important place to start, but the Read More

5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Facing a Child Custody Dispute

Parents involved in child custody disputes are often faced with tough decisions about what is best for their child. These decisions are made even more difficult when one parent disagrees with the other as to the best custody solution for their family. Despite wanting to do the best for their child, parents may accidentally damage their chances of being awarded custody. Below are five common mistakes to avoid when Read More

The “What” and “Why” of Legal Re-Adoption

For parents who have adopted a child from another country, the legal process of re-adoption may be confusing. Some may wonder what the benefits of re-adoption are or whether the process is necessary. Below, the “what” and “why” of legal re-adoption is explained in order to help parents of internationally adopted children understand the benefits of re-adoption as well as whether re-adoption is necessary for their Read More

8 Things Prospective Parents Should Know About International Adoptions

International adoptions are a way to connect wonderful parents with children in need. All over the globe, children are waiting for a family. As joyous as that seems, a prospective parent cannot lose sight of hard truths. International adoption is by no means a simple process. In more ways than one, international adoption is far more complicated than that of a local adoption. International adoption has the Read More

Breaking the News: Tips to Help You Tell Your Kids You are Getting Divorced

Not all marriages last. When you and your spouse decide to call it quits, it can be a tumultuous time for both of you. One of the most difficult aspects of an impending divorce is telling your children that your marriage is over. The following are some tips for making this highly unpleasant conversation go as smoothly as possible. 1) Consider the time and place of the conversation. Finding out that their parents Read More

Understanding “Equitable Distribution” in a North Carolina Divorce

If you are getting divorced in the state of North Carolina, you probably have questions about how the state handles the division of real property and other assets between spouses. When a divorcing couple is unable to come to terms regarding “who gets what”—either through negotiations, mediation, or some other means—the decision will be left to a judge. The judge will decide which assets each spouse will get to keep Read More

3 Key Questions to Ask Yourself Before Deciding to Adopt

Few decisions in life are more impactful than the choice to adopt a child. It is a life-changing action for both you and your family, as well as the potential adoptee, and it will mean major ramifications for everyone involved. It is absolutely essential that you carefully consider whether or not adoption is appropriate for you before attempting to pursue this drastic change in your life. Below we have detailed Read More

A Brief Introduction to Interstate Adoptions

If you are interested in adopting a child, chances are you are not going to want to limit yourself to potential adoptees in an individual state. There are children all over the country who require the love of caring parents, not to mention international children who need a home. However, as with most aspects of the law, things can get complicated when you start involving more than one state. Oftentimes states have Read More

Understanding Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)

In the last several decades, science has made exponential leaps and bounds with regard to helping parents who are struggling to conceive children. The field of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) is advancing rapidly, and there are more options than ever available to help parents who want to have children, but for one reason or another have not been able to become pregnant through traditional means. ART is an Read More