One of the most challenging aspects of divorce for parents is how to share celebrations in their children's lives -- from birthdays to graduations to weddings. Parents and other family members from both sides often find a way to put their animosity aside and share in these momentous occasions. However, the smaller celebrations should not be neglected.
You may be one of many North Carolina residents who are hoping for nationwide, federal and state legalization of marijuana for both medical and recreational purposes. You may already be aware that penalties under conviction of a marijuana crime in this state used to be much more severe. Medical use of cannabis is not exempt in this state; however, possession of marijuana less than one-half ounce now carries a maximum fine of $200.
When divorced parents live a significant distance apart, they're often faced with the decision of whether to let their children fly between homes during school vacations on their own.
North Carolina has been the center of controversy over transgender people's rights to use public restrooms designated for the gender with which they identify. Now a North Carolina woman who was a plaintiff in that legal battle is suing Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
When family law judges are required to determine child custody and visitation issues, they allow the noncustodial parent to have some visitation rights to the child unless it would put the child in danger. Family law recognizes that it's generally best for children to maintain regular contact with the noncustodial parent so they can continue and build the parent-child bond.
When a conversation turns to drug abuse, most people automatically consider the impact of illegal, controlled substances such as marijuana, cocaine or heroin. However, more and more cases center on strong over the counter (OTC) medications that are being abused or illegally altered.
Responsible divorcing parents are conscientious about working to alleviate their children's fears and anxieties. However, unless children communicate their fears to their parents, they may not realize what is concerning their kids.