NC Collaborative Law Statute

NC Collaborative Law Statute

North Carolina may be on the cusp of having a new collaborative law statute.   You can read the bill here. The bill provides for things like tolling the statutes of limitation and also staying actions in a pending case if the parties follow certain rules.   That is...
Five Myths About Marriage

Five Myths About Marriage

As a divorce lawyer who has also been married for over twenty years, I think I’ve learned much about what keeps a marriage together and what brings them to an end.   There is an interesting piece in the Washington Post about called “Five Myths about...
Arbitration Versus Court in Family Law Cases

Arbitration Versus Court in Family Law Cases

Arbitration Versus Court:   Which is Better? When settlement fails the parties need someone else to make a decision in their dispute.   There are really only two choices:  litigation or arbitration.  If you are unable to resolve your custody, child support, alimony...
Custody Review Hearing

Custody Review Hearing

Custody Review and Compliance Hearings In many custody cases, the court will implement a custody review hearing strategy to ensure that the custody and visitation plan that has been put in place stays on track and that the parties are complying with the court’s...

What is Reunification Therapy?

Reunification therapy Reunification therapy in a child custody case is court-mandated therapy with the goal of reuniting children and parents and attempting to repair a parent-child relationship.  Reunification therapy is a kind of family therapy.  It is often used in...