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April 2016 Archives

Some fathers denied full parenting rights in divorce

North Carolina fathers headed for divorce may be prepared to share parenting equally with their ex-spouse, but the reality of the situation might be very different. Often, fathers struggle to get joint custody. The stereotype of divorced fathers as lazy still persists, and some courts still favor giving primary physical custody to the mother. Fathers may only get to see their children on just two visitation weekends each month.

Reduce summer vacation conflict with parenting plan

Divorcing parents in North Carolina should consider writing summer vacation plans into their parenting plan. This is usually a time of change. Children may take on more activities, and even child support obligations might shift. Planning ahead is the best way to avoid conflict over these issues. The age of the child is one factor that will affect the summer vacation plans. Parenting plans sometimes require each parent to give 60 days' notice regarding summer vacation.

Afeni Shakur's divorce case shows importance of prenups

Sources report that Afeni Shakur, the mother of late rapper Tupac Shakur, has filed for divorce against her husband of 12 years, Gust Davis. Ms. Shakur apparently did not have a prenuptial agreement with her husband in place, and he is reportedly seeking a significant amount of property, including the right to live in the couple's 50-acre ranch in North Carolina.

Four things to do if you are getting a divorce

If your marriage is irretrievably broken and you are are contemplating getting a divorce, it can be an emotional time when clear thinking is difficult to do. Although it is understandable to feel this way, divorce is a time in your life when it is important to keep your wits about you, as the decisions you make can affect you for the rest of your life.

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