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November 2016 Archives

Family law and grandparent rights

While family law can make it difficult for people to lose their parental rights, the rights of grandparents with regard to visitation or custody can be limited. Grandparents might find that one or both of the parents limit their involvement by preventing visitation. All states offer some provisions for grandparents to seek visitation or custody, but the conditions can be quite stringent. Because the laws are varied based on the state with jurisdiction over a child, a North Carolina resident needs to research the specifics of the state in question.

Is there an alternative to monthly alimony payments?

Monthly alimony payments represent a significant financial strain for the individual required to make them. Some spouses try to avoid the prospects of having this monthly obligation out of the fear that they may not be able to make the payments on time, which could land them in contempt of court or in breach of a divorce agreement resulting in serious financial and legal consequences. Fortunately, there is an alternative to monthly alimony payments.

Child support and additional expenses

North Carolina parents who are going through a divorce that will involve a child support court order might wonder what it is supposed to cover. Child support generally takes care of basic needs, but there might be many common expenses ranging from prom dresses to piano lessons that might not be part of the order.

Lena Headey may be in the middle of a child custody battle

"Game of Thrones" fans in North Carolina might be interested in learning that Lena Headey, one of the show's stars, is currently involved in a custody dispute. According to reports, a judge in California ordered Headey to return her 6-year-old son to the United States for violating a custody order.

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