Jennifer Hames

Parenting After Divorce

Parenting after divorce is very difficult on your child.  Its important to know that your children will need help adjusting to their new life.  Here are some tips I have found that benefit my clients in parenting. Your feelings matter too. Your marriage may have been over for years, but you will also have emotions …

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Gray Divorce

Gray Divorce:  Increasing at an alarming rate. Lincoln County has seen an influx of residents over the age of 50.  Whether its the influx of communities centered at retirees, the desire to be closer to grandchildren, or lower North Carolina taxes, many individuals are relocating to our great county. With that, gray divorce has been …

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Electronic Security in Divorce and Privacy Concerns

Electronic Security in Divorce and Privacy Concerns Electronic  security in divorce and privacy are big issues in modern day divorce and custody suits.  Spouses are using shared accounts and devices to access information that could be used at trial.  More attorneys are sending electronic preservation letters to opposing parties to preserve your electronic accounts, text messages, emails, …

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Basics in Equitable Distribution: Presumptions, Factors, and Interesting factors

Basics in Equitable Distribution:  Presumptions, Factors, and Interesting factors. Absent a separation agreement or settlement, North Carolina courts will decide what is a fair, reasonable, and equitable division of assets looks like. Typically, there is a presumption of an equal division of property between the properties.  The courts may consider any factors that are outlined in …

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Help your child develop coping skills during divorce

Help your child develop critical coping skills during divorce The New York Times recently published an article on how parents can help their child develop coping skills during their divorce.  The premise is not to excuse away negative emotions the child is experiencing, but rather work through their feelings. The article interviews child psychologists about …

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