Child custody orders are court-issued documents that require parents to adhere to a set of provisions regarding custody and visitation. For many parents, understanding the legal terminology included in these orders can be challenging, especially when the provisions are vague or open to more than one interpretation. Ideally, court orders would be written simply and clearly, but that is not always the case. Continue reading →
When a North Carolina court enters a child custody order, each parent is required to follow the terms of the order. Most parents understand that violating the basic custody and visitation requirements could get them into trouble.
For example, there may be serious consequences if one parent refuses to return the child at the end of their visitation. This is a rare situation, though, and it is often the provisions that are considered less important that parents ignore or forget about. Continue reading →
Salvadore v. Salvadore, 2021-NCCOA-680 (2021 unpublished)
- Facts: Wife and Husband married in 1989. During their marriage, Husband would frequently change his job. Husband had a peculiar habit every time he changed jobs that required relocation to another state. He would stay in hotels and campgrounds in the new state while Wife would stay at the marital residence at the old state. Husband would also regularly return to the marital residence on weekends. This would continue until the couple bought a new home in the new state. When Husband accepted a new job in New York, he continued this habit. However, before he left, he asked for a separation on April 17, 2017. But true to habit, he stayed in hotels in campgrounds in New York, while returning to the marital residence in North Carolina on weekends. This happened until July 16, 2017—the last night he spent in the marital residence with Wife. As part of his appeal of an equitable distribution order, he argued that the date of separation should have been April 2017, not the July 2017 date.
Dillree v. Dillree
Navigating the intricacies of divorce and legal separation is often a complex and emotionally challenging process. The recent court case of Dillree v. Dillree, adjudicated by the North Carolina Court of Appeals, provides critical insights into the nuanced nature of such proceedings, especially for middle-aged to older adults. This case is particularly relevant for Greensboro divorce lawyers, who often encounter scenarios where the separation process intersects with issues of competency and guardianship. Continue reading →
Divorce is a complex process that involves not just the emotional separation of two people but also the intricate untangling of their financial lives. A recent case, heard by the United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit, highlights this complexity, particularly when it intersects with issues of alleged financial wrongdoing. If you or someone you know is contemplating a divorce in the future, it’s essential to stay informed about such cases, as they can offer valuable insights for anyone navigating a divorce in Greensboro, or elsewhere. Continue reading →
In the world of high-profile divorces, the recent separation of Wolfgang Porsche from his wife Claudia, due to her dementia-like illness, offers a poignant example of the unique challenges faced in such cases. As Greensboro divorce lawyers, we often encounter complex and emotionally charged situations, but divorces involving degenerative cognitive diseases like dementia present particularly sensitive challenges. Continue reading →
Child support calculations use multiple factors to determine an appropriate amount of support. Perhaps the most significant of these factors is the income of both parents. When parents have salaried jobs or work for an hourly wage, these calculations are fairly straightforward. But for parents who own businesses or have self-employment income, determining child support can become complicated. Continue reading →
The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) is used to determine which state should have jurisdiction in interstate custody cases. It is a uniform law, which means it was written with the intention and hope that each state would adopt it and create uniformity across the country. Continue reading →
In the realm of celebrity divorces, Halle Berry’s recent settlement with ex-husband Olivier Martinez offers some interesting insights, especially for high-income mothers in Greensboro facing similar circumstances. As Greensboro divorce attorneys, we observe such high-profile cases not just for their star power, but for the legal precedents and insights they offer.