Category: Separation

How To Control The Psychological Effects Of Divorce On Children

How To Control The Psychological Effects Of Divorce On Children

Around half of the relationships in the U.S. finishing off with divorce – and paces of divorce higher for consequent relationships – numerous kids face difficulties from their parents split that can tail them for a lifetime, including into their connections as...
Q&A: Worried About Money

Q&A: Worried About Money

Question:  I have been married for 12 years to my husband.  He only works part-time.  Will I owe him alimony and if so how much and for how long?  – Worried About Money Dear Worried About Money: Alimony (and it’s kissing cousin Post Separation Support) are paid...

Don’t Understand

Question: Dear Cape Fear Family Law: Do I need to file for separation?  How is that different from divorce? -Don’t Understand   Answer: Dear Don’t Understand: Separation is the date you and your spouse start to live separately – not in separate rooms in the same...

DSS and Danger

Question: Dear Cape Fear Family Law: The Department of Social Services (DSS) contacted me about my child.  They asked me questions and told me there was a report made.  They won’t tell me a lot, but I realize that my daughter is in danger while living with her mom. ...

Putting Baby First

Question: Dear Cape Fear Family Law: My husband and I are separated and I have our 1 year old baby.  I breast feed and would prefer to keep breast feeding until age 2, at least.  He wants overnight visits and our baby is not ready for that.  Will I have to allow him...

Mom, Ready for a New Relationship and Move!

Question: Dear Cape Fear Family Law: For the last four (4) months, my husband and I lived in two separate apartments and we share our children as it fits within our work schedule.  We do not have an agreement or an order on child custody. I want to move to Ohio with...