Custody

What Happens to Pets in a Divorce?

When it comes to a separation, most couples have a bone to pick over what to do with their pets. For many people, their pets are akin to having children and are a beloved part of the family. However, while Fido or Fluffy may be family in your eyes, pets acquired after the marriage are viewed as marital property when it comes to divorce in North Carolina, which can create a hairy situation. In dividing marital assets and debts among a divorcing ... Read more

Avoiding the Co-Parenting Horrors at Halloween

Whether you’re newly separated or have been following a custody schedule for several years, the holidays can be challenging when it comes to co-parenting with a former spouse. Since Halloween does not fall into the same “major holiday” category as Thanksgiving and Christmas, it can often be overlooked in drafting a custody agreement. What used to be a fun night of trick-or-treating can often turn into frustration and arguing when parties are unable to communicate. However, co-parenting at Halloween does not ... Read more