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Relocation and Custody Orders 

A goal of North Carolina custody law is to enter custody orders that will withstand the test of time.  The presumption is that children are best served by orders which will provide consistency and stability and that frequent trips to court to change custody are not in the best interests of children.

Collaborative Divorce v. Litigation: Which Is Right for You?

Divorce can be dramatic, ugly, and adversarial. Not everyone is prepared for or wants to go through the financial and emotional cost of a litigious split.  While litigation is necessary in certain circumstances, it certainly doesn’t have to be the default. For many, resolving cases outside of Court can have incredible benefits, especially if children are involved.

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 …

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 Are the Five Stages of Divorce?

The five stages of divorce follow the common five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. When a couple is going through a divorce, both people involved experience these stages at different times, in different ways. Understanding how affected people move through divorce grief helps make the process more manageable, although not less …

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 …

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 …

Life After Divorce for Women

Life After Divorce for Women “I want a divorce.” For an unsuspecting wife, these four words are the most gut-wrenching to hear.  Divorce is one of the most difficult things a person can experience. After sharing a life with your husband for so many years, separating your finances, your possessions, your family, and your heart …