Things NOT to Ask Same Sex Parents

Just like a pregnant woman is NOT, just by virtue of being pregnant, inviting strangers to touch her belly, same sex couples and their children are NOT, just by virtue of their existence, inviting intrusive and insensitive questions into their family’s personal story or details. When you encounter a same sex couple and their children (and you will do so more and more), just ask yourself if the question you want to Read More

Do You Need a Reason to Divorce in North Carolina?

Under North Carolina law, there are two types of divorce, the first being Absolute Divorce and the second being Divorce from Bed and Board (with Divorce from Bed and Board being extremely rare). An Absolute Divorce completely and finally ends the marriage between two people. North Carolina is a “no-fault” divorce state.  Separation for over a year - also known as a “no-fault” divorce An absolute divorce Read More

The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media During Your Divorce

Going through a divorce can be a particularly tough time, and if you feel as though your partner has mistreated you, you might be tempted to take to social media to let the world know about it. You also might want to use social media platforms to seek out help and advice from other individuals or support groups that are going through the same experience. However, using social media during your divorce should only be Read More

LGBT Families: Tips for Protecting Your Relationship with Your Children in a Worst Case Scenario

When starting a family, one of the last things you want to think about is a tragic event occurring. However, it is vital for all families with children to at the very least make sure that they have the proper precautions in place should the worst-case scenario occur. For LBGT families, the law can be complicated, and understanding how to protect your family in the event of a spouse’s death is essential. Read More

Love Yourself: 7 Tips for Self-Care Following Divorce

Going through a divorce can leave you feeling bitter, angry, lost, and lonely. It can be all too easy for these feelings to get the better of you and suddenly you're spiraling into depression, despair, and unhealthy habits which can affect both your physical and mental health. Staying positive and finding ways to take care of yourself post-divorce is essential. Here are some helpful tips to ensure that you do: Read More

Get What You Deserve: Understanding Contempt

Divorces do not always go smoothly. After the divorce, one party might disagree with a portion of the judge’s decision and decide not to follow the order. This behavior can result in an order to show cause or a motion for contempt. Whether you are the recipient of an order to show cause or a motion for contempt, or thinking of filing one against your former spouse, you should learn more about this process. Here is Read More

Things to Consider About Assisted Reproduction (IVF, Surrogacy, Egg or Sperm Donation)

Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) has enabled many people to grow the family of their dreams. However, the process of assisted reproduction can be confusing and overwhelming. Here is some information to help demystify and simplify the process. Financial implications The price of assisted reproductive technology (ART) varies depending on what kind of ART you require. For example, Intrauterine Inseminations Read More

Looking to the Future: Six Ways You Can Heal from a Divorce

Going through a divorce isn’t easy for anyone. Even if you initiated it, it’s likely you will experience a lot of different, and sometimes conflicting emotions. You may go through periods of pain, grief, anger, and loneliness, but you also might experience a sense of relief, a new found confidence and an inner peace knowing that you are out of a relationship that, for whatever reason, wasn’t working for you. There Read More

5 Myths About Prenuptial Agreements

If you’re thinking about getting married, or even if you’re already planning your wedding, the idea of a prenuptial agreement may have crossed your mind. These legal documents are at least considered by most people prior to marriage, but in the vast majority of cases, the idea is dismissed because of the many negative beliefs about them. The reality is, however, that most of the negative thoughts about prenuptial Read More

Stay Positive: 5 Self-Care Tips for Those Facing Infertility

Perhaps you planned to have children after you reached a certain degree of success in your career or achieved a similar personal milestone. But after trying to become a parent, you receive the devastating news that you are facing infertility. You know that this doesn’t mean you will never have a family. With Assisted Reproductive Technology, you may still be able to experience the rewards of being a parent. Right Read More