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Closing joint bank accounts

When couples in North Carolina decide to end their marriages, financial matters are often of significant concern. Most married couples have intertwined finances, and it can take both time and effort for the spouses to disconnect their finances from those of their ex-husband or ex-wife.

How divorce affects the family home

Many people don't have a house after they divorce. They may have surrendered their home to their spouse as part of asset division, gained a percentage of the home's value in a split, or been bought out. Regardless of the circumstances, some divorcees look to get a new home and likely a new mortgage to go along with it. A divorce can have some surprising effects on a person's ability to qualify for a home loan, so it is important Charlotte residents be knowledgeable and prepared.

Health care uncertainties and divorce

Amidst the uncertainties that have resulted from the attempted repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, experts say that many couples are delaying their divorces. For North Carolina spouses who are considering divorce, the uncertainty of future health care coverage and costs might be cause to wait for an official separation.

How to handle child support payments

Parents who owe child support in North Carolina must pay it as ordered until that order changes. As a general rule, parents should make a good faith effort to keep up with their payments. Doing so shows that there is a true change in circumstance preventing them from paying as opposed to simply not wanting to anymore. It is a good idea to document the change in circumstance before asking for a modification.

How does a spouse's cheating affect a divorce case?

According to The Independent, cheating affects nearly one-third of couples in the United States. Going through a divorce is difficult, and the process can be even tougher when accusations of cheating are involved. The spouse you thought you trusted has betrayed you, and now there's no easy way out. 

How to prepare for life in a blended family

There may be many financial issues that North Carolina divorced parents who are remarrying have to think about when combining their families. Parents who may have more money or may be bringing more assets into the marriage may need to figure out how to use those resources in a fair manner. In some cases, those assets may have been meant to provide for that person's biological child. However, it may not be fair to ignore the needs of a new spouse's biological child.

Helping children through a divorce

Parents in North Carolina and elsewhere around the country that are going through a divorce are likely worried about how their children are going to deal with the situation. There are several ways that people can help their kids cope with divorce.

Various factors are part of a so-called 'gray divorce"

Statistics tracking the number of divorces in the United States are delving more deeply into the end of a marriage and why it comes about. One that is growing in frequency is the so-called "gray divorce", one that involves people age 50 and older. For couples in Charlotte, knowing the warning signs of when a divorce might be imminent is vital to preparing for the emotions and legal issues that accompany it.

Political divorce filings are soaring after Trump's election

A report suggests that couples in North Carolina and around the country have found it difficult to put their political differences aside after Donald Trump's election. Family law attorneys have reported a surge in politically motivated divorce filings since Trump prevailed in November, and Wakefield Research decided to poll Americans to find out how living under the Trump administration has influenced their relationships.

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