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What Is Elder Law and What Do Certified Elder Law Attorneys Do?

As a certified elder law attorney, I have been asked this question many times over the 35+ -years that I have practiced elder law.  To begin, I will first answer, as best I can, What is elder law?  Perhaps the simplest “clinical” definition of elder law might be: Attorneys specializing in elder law are experienced …

Why People Have Emotional Affairs

With technology making it increasingly easy to connect and communicate with others discreetly, emotional affairs are on the rise in the United States. The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy reports that 35% of women and 45% of men admit to having had an emotional affair before. In our fast-paced world where it’s easy …

Can a Child Sue a Parent for Back Child Support?

Can a Child Sue a Parent for Back Child Support? Child support is meant to act as financial support for the custodial parent raising the child. But, sometimes the non-custodial parent doesn’t pay all of the funds they are ordered to pay. As the years pass, those outstanding payments can add up and turn into …

Why Men Struggle So Severely With Divorce

The writing is on the wall and sadly, both spouses concede that their marriage is not able to survive. Who is going to find adapting to life after divorce the most difficult — ex-husband or ex-wife? For a number of reasons, men and women do experience divorce differently. Research indicates life after divorce for men …

Co-Parenting vs. Parallel Parenting: Pros & Cons

After a divorce or separation from your partner, one of your top priorities is to establish the best parenting situation for your children. Yet, maintaining an amicable relationship with your ex is easier said than done. How do you realistically co-parent when there is tension and conflict between you and the other parent of your …

North Carolina Postnuptial Agreement Laws

North Carolina Postnuptial Agreement Laws When you’re madly in love with your spouse, you probably aren’t thinking about what you’d do if you parted ways with him or her one day — but you should be. Planning for the future through a postnuptial agreement gives you peace of mind if your relationship turns sour down …

Navigating Divorce During Coronavirus

Navigating Divorce During Coronavirus They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but perhaps the opposite is true of couples in quarantine together. COVID-19 has not necessarily been kind to the couples of the world. Quarantine has added financial and emotional stress to already fragile relationships and pushed some confined couples to a breaking …

Signs You’re Married to a Narcissist

Signs You’re Married to a Narcissist Narcissism is a personality trait that can make it difficult to sustain a healthy and loving relationship. Wedlock has innate challenges, which are only compounded when one spouse displays narcissistic behavior in a marriage. In fact, narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) can lead to severe control issues, self-centeredness, and a …

Is COVID-19 Causing an Increase in Divorce Filings?

Is COVID-19 Causing an Increase in Divorce Filings?  As the world has hunkered down and stayed home during the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have moved to working from home instead of the office to help maintain health safety. The result of being home? Couples are now spending more time together than ever before without the …