Parents who are separated or who are going through divorce can have custody and child support determined and ordered by a Court or they can enter into a consent order with terms for custody and child support. The custody order then controls custody and child support unless the parents agree otherwise or it is modified […] Read More.
In my practice as a family law attorney, I regularly meet with persons that have an interest in a small business and derive their income from the entity. For these individuals, navigating divorce is not as simple as for people who are or have spouses that are W-2 employees. Regardless of whether it is you […] Read More.
— blog post by Wofford Burt, PLLC Partner Laura Burt Simply failing to protect your child from a stepparent’s abusive behavior and inappropriate discipline is conduct inconsistent with parental rights and can result in the loss of custody. This was the result of a recent ruling by our NC Court of Appeals. Under NC law, […] Read More.
Collaborative Law is a means of dispute resolution whereby the parties and their attorneys work together to resolve the issues without involving or threatening adversarial litigation. Clients may opt out of the Collaborative Law process at any time so long as the client has not contractually limited their ability to withdraw. An attorney who agrees […] Read More.
When parents think of the term custody in a divorce case, they generally think of physical custody — how many overnights will the child spend with each parent during each week and how will this change for holidays and summer. Physical custody is part of what is decided by our courts or by consent if […] Read More.
Several clients have called or emailed to ask about whether visitation with their children will be suspended as a result of Mecklenburg County’s recent Stay at Home Order. The short answer is: No. Visitation should proceed as directed in your custody order. From the Mecklenburg County Communications Manager: Travel required by law enforcement or court […] Read More.
We will update this page with links to resources for families while schools are shut down during the current crisis. 1. Events & Activities for Kids and Families in the South Charlotte Area 2. 100 Things to Do with Kids 3. Hour of Code 4. Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions Due to School Closings 5. […] Read More.
Have you made your New Year’s resolutions for 2020? If you are resolved to change your circumstances this year and that change includes separating from your spouse and/or divorce, Wofford Law offers the following tips for you: Trust yourself. You can do this. Yes, divorce is a difficult process but if you are confident your […] Read More.
College education and parenting has been in the news a lot lately. Not for good reasons. The recent college admissions scandal has many of us reeling. It has shocked the conscience of many parents to read the various news articles portraying the illegal actions A-list parents have taken to gain admission for their child into […] Read More.
Mediation is a BIG word these days but how effective is it for couples going through divorce? Mediation is form of dispute resolution with the goal of reaching an out-of-court settlement. Mediation can be effective when it is necessary and done correctly. If you are going through a divorce, you need to consider whether it […] Read More.