It should come as no surprise that Millennials both in the Charlotte area and throughout the country are putting their own stamp on marriage and relationships.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are two of the biggest celebrities in the world. They have each starred in a number of blockbuster hits and have gained critical acclaim for their more serious work. However, in recent years North Carolina residents may be more familiar with the former couple because of the pair's ongoing divorce and custody battles instead of their movie careers.
Not everyone may choose to keep up with the Kardashians, but unless a person has completely avoided the internet they are probably aware that controversy follows the famous family wherever it goes. Recently, sister Khloe split with the father of her child over allegations that he cheated on her with a family friend, which left many questions with regard to how her relationship with her ex would proceed and how they would successfully co-parent their one-year-old daughter.
It is incredibly common for North Carolina residents to communicate with each other through electronic means. With a quick call from a cell phone a person can confirm a meeting, or with an instant text, message they may wish a friend a happy birthday. While face to face meetings are still the cornerstone of strong personal and professional relationships, electronic and online interfaces have given people new ways of staying in touch.
In North Carolina there are two different types of child custody that must be settled when parties divorce or separate and share children between them. This post will offer a brief discussion of these two forms of custody, known as legal custody and physical custody, but readers should speak to their own family law attorneys about their unique cases as this article does not provide legal advice.
In divorce and child custody proceedings, the focus is (of course) on the best interests of the child. Ensuring children have everything they need to be financially, physically, emotionally, psychologically and educationally stable and prosperous is not easy.
Particularly with the trend in child custody cases being to encourage parents to cooperate, many judges will encourage or even order parents who are in the midst of a child custody or parenting dispute to try mediation as a way of resolving their disputes.
As many parents in the Charlotte area are likely to hear these days, it is generally best when children whose parents live in separate homes get to spend a lot of time with each parent.
A previous post on this blog talked about how one half of a former celebrity couple has apparently been alienating the other parent from the children.
Many parents in Charlotte, North Carolina live in separate homes and thus must share their children. When this happens, parents will usually either have a custody and visitation arrangement that will specify when each parent will have the child. Alternatively, the court will issue its own order setting up a parenting schedule. In situations other than a true joint custody arrangement, one parent will get custody and the other parent will generally have visitation rights.