The WFLG team is being proactive to take precautionary measures to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to protect our clients, staff, colleagues, and other members of our community. While our office space at North Hills is not the busy, bustling place it usually is right now (intentionally so!), we have taken […]
Co-parents: Time to think ahead about COVID-19 planning
Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that North Carolina now has 12 cases of Coronavirus and told North Carolinians to expect “some tough decisions” in the coming days. Seattle has closed public school for two weeks, colleges are canceling classes and even in Raleigh, Ravenscroft is moving to a virtual teaching model starting March 16. Now […]
How to Conduct Yourself in the Courtroom
Few people find themselves in a courtroom regularly, and if you have an upcoming hearing or trial for your family law case, you may be asking yourself what the proper decorum is in a courtroom. For those not in the know, here are some helpful tips: Dress nicely. While you don’t necessarily need to wear […]
Spring Break and International Travel–get those documents ready!
Thinking of taking a Spring Break trip with your kids out of the country? Before you buy those plane tickets or make that hotel reservation, here’s some food for thought… minors under the age of 16 cannot apply for a passport by themselves. Unless one parent has sole legal custody of the children under a […]
Can my child testify in my child custody hearing?
Contrary to popular belief, there is no set age when children can testify and express their wishes for their living arrangements in a custody case. Rather, the court decides whether the child is of a “suitable age and discretion” to testify and express their wishes before the judge. The judge will consider the child’s […]
What is court-ordered custody mediation?
If a party files a claim for child custody, the court will likely require both parties to attend mandatory custody mediation. In limited instances, the court may waive the requirement for “good cause.” If you receive a notice ordering you to participate in the court-ordered mediation process, then you should be sure to attend and […]
What Not to Do During a Custody Battle
Having to go to court to fight for your children may very well one of the most difficult things a parent ever has to do. The emotional, physical and financial toll of a custody lawsuit is not to be taken lightly and is often exacerbated by the fact that people in the midst of custody […]
What’s the difference between a Separation Agreement and a Court Order?
A Separation Agreement can be a useful and efficient way to settle all issues related to a divorce, such as property distribution, alimony, child custody, and child support–without having to go through the Court. It is simply a legally binding contract between the spouses. If a spouse does not follow the terms of the Separation […]
Temporary and Permanent Child Custody Orders
There are two types of child custody orders – temporary child custody orders and permanent child custody orders. Both orders are enforceable by the court and set out how custody of a child is allocated between the parents (or non-parents, if the parents do not have custody). The “temporary” and “permanent” labels associated with each […]
WFLG attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers, 2016 Women in the Law list
WFLG attorneys Nancy Grace and Julianne Rothert have been recognized by Best Lawyers in their 2016 Women in the Law list. *Selection criteria can be found at www.bestlawyers.com.