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What Are the Rights of Unmarried Fathers?

As an unmarried father, your relationship and love for your child was never contingent upon a piece of paper confirming marriage to his or her mother. However, if you and the mother of your child are unmarried and have recently decided to part ways, the absence of marriage complicates this already difficult situation by calling your paternal rights into question. It becomes even more complex when your relationship ends bitterly and your ex seeks to punish you by claiming child custody of your son or daughter.

10 Questions to Ask Before You Hire an Elder Care Attorney

Eldercare is an area of law that deals with the legal issues senior citizens face, including retirement, age discrimination, estate planning, health care decision-making, and government benefits, to name a few. In a person’s golden years, these issues can be a source of great stress and confusion that a senior citizen shouldn’t have to deal with in retirement. That’s why an elder care attorney is so important for you, your parent, or your loved one to have.

Important Help for Fathers to Win Child Custody

Divorce is a difficult situation in and of itself — then you throw in the added battle of child custody, and things get even more complicated. reports that only 17.5% of custodial parents are fathers — a discouraging number for the good dads out there fighting for custody of their kids. While the courts …

How to Get a Court Order for Child Support

When you’re going through a divorce or are unmarried with a child, the child support process can be difficult to navigate. Regardless of relationship status, having a court order for child support usually makes the process easier for both parents, and ensures the child or children get the financial support they deserve.  Rather than face …

Landmark Decision: Constitutionality of 50B’s Exclusion of Same-Sex Dating Partners

By Rebecca (Becky) Watts  M.E. v. T.J., decided North Carolina Court of Appeals, December 31, 2020 (Constitutionality of 50B’s exclusion of same-sex dating partners) In 1979, the North Carolina General Assembly added a chapter to our General Statutes to “provide remedies for domestic violence.” In these newly created domestic violence statutes, remedies were available to you …

Five Mistakes to Avoid in Life After Divorce for Men

Five Mistakes to Avoid in Life After Divorce for Men Sometimes, divorce is a much-needed relief from a toxic relationship. Other times, it can be a life-altering catastrophe that ends in heartbreak. Movies tend to portray women as the ones who experience most of the emotional distress, while men are often depicted as being hardened …

The Stages of Emotional Affairs

It is commonly accepted that, when it comes to extramarital affairs, there are two main kinds of cheating: physical cheating and emotional cheating. The word “cheating” makes most people assume that sexual relations occurred, but emotional cheating can be even more damaging to a marriage than sex. It’s common for people who have fallen into …

How to Tell Your Kids You’re Getting a Divorce

The thought of telling your kids about your impending divorce may be gut-wrenching, but it’s a conversation that must happen. Be assured — if you handle the conversation tactfully, you can minimize the pain for everyone involved. Having been instrumental in many divorce cases, Collins Family Law Group knows the strategies that work best with …

What Happens If a Spouse Does Not Respond to Divorce Papers?

Divorce is something that no married couple ever wants to experience, but when there are irreconcilable differences in the relationship, there is sometimes no other option. What many spouses fail to understand is that, even though marriage requires the consent of both people, divorce requires the consent of only one partner. In some cases, the …