5 Common Misconceptions About Divorce

There are a lot of myths and false assumptions surrounding divorce, and many of them are accepted as fact thanks to popular media. They are so widespread that divorce attorneys have to spend considerable amounts of time educating their clients on how the process actually transpires. Below is a list of five of the most common misconceptions about divorce and why they have no basis in reality. Custody of children Read More

How Divorce Affects Your Estate Plans

Divorce is a monumental life change, one that requires an updated estate plan to reflect your new circumstances. While most people wait until the divorce goes through before they revisit their will, power of attorney, trusts, and other arrangements, ideally the process should start as you know you intend to file. Given that North Carolina requires a separation of one year and one day before a divorce can be filed, Read More

5 Ways to Co-Parent More Effectively After a Divorce

An estimated 50% of all American children will see their parents’ marriage end in divorce. This means that a lot of us are collaborating with former spouses to make our kids feel as safe, cherished, and loved as possible. It’s an arrangement that has its joys—and challenges. To help you make decisions that support beneficial and effective co-parenting, five tips are listed below. 1.  Commit to being Read More

Avoid the Drama: 4 Tips for a More Amicable Divorce

Divorce is never easy. But it can be amicable. Thanks to TV shows like Divorce Court, the popular assumption is that divorce is a bitter war over who gets the kids, the home, and the lion’s share of the marital estate. While some divorces unfold in this manner, many more are settled out of court on amicable terms. An amicable divorce is the preferred way to end a marriage because it is less stressful for the Read More

Date Yourself After Your Divorce: 5 Tips for Positive and Healthy Self-Care

We need to get rid of the idea that self-love is selfish or narcissistic. Being kind to yourself reflects emotional health, and an ability to be kind to others. So go ahead and show some love to the most important person in your life: you.  Make yourself breakfast in bed every weekend Imagine waking up to a warm and delicious breakfast every weekend. Now go ahead and do it. If you own a crock pot, combine the Read More

5 Reasons Why We Appreciate Our Clients

As the holiday season draws to a close, we at Village Law Group are reminded of how much we appreciate our clients. As attorneys, we feel both honored and privileged to help all of you overcome personal and legal challenges, grow your families through marriage, surrogacy or adoption, and plan for your futures. There are a lot of reasons why our clients are so important to us, but five in particular top the list. Read More

Alternatives for Your North Carolina Divorce: Green Divorce, Mediation, and Collaborative Law

At one time, divorcing couples in North Carolina assumed that the only way to settle important matters such as child custody and support, post-separation support or alimony, and division of marital assets and debts was to take it all to a judge. While litigated divorce is still used by spouses who cannot come to an agreement on these issues themselves, more and more people are turning to alternative solutions such as Read More

Planning for Remarriage: What You Need to Know

If you’re considering marrying again, then it is certain that your previous marriage(s) ended in divorce. As such, you’ve likely learned many important lessons about yourself, and your relationships. However, we have seen that despite the fact that many of our clients have married before, and have had those marriages end in a negative way, they still fail to properly plan for their subsequent marriages, meaning many Read More

Invisible Pain: How to Recognize the Signs of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence has been described as a silent epidemic. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, a woman is beaten or assaulted every nine seconds in America. The Coalition has also reported that one in three women and one in four men have been physically abused by an intimate partner. It’s highly likely that you know someone who has been brutalized in this manner, whether you know it or not. Read More

4 Tips on How to Discuss Hate, Bigotry, and Violence in the Headlines with Your Children

Every time we turn on the television, visit a news website, or even glance at a newspaper headline in the supermarket checkout line, we’re faced with yet another act of bigotry and hate. Some of the most recent headlines that come to mind are: One shooter guns down dozens in a gay nightclub in Orlando Another kills African-American parishioners in Charleston, South Carolina during a Bible study at their church Read More