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8Mar, 16
interstate adoption law changes north carolina

Modernization Comes to Interstate Adoptions & Interstate Compact in North Carolina Adoptive families used to dread the waiting associated with satisfying the requirements of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC).  As the Act states: “the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) was established in 1960 to provide a uniform legal… Read More

10Feb, 16
eggs law fertility attorney raleigh nc

We have laws that limit or outright ban the commodification of human tissue transfers and services provided by surrogates. But it appears that we are of two different minds on these practices. In 2011, two women who provided eggs to couples struggling with infertility sued American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) in federal court claiming… Read More

1Jan, 16
divorce custody tender years doctrine raleigh

One of the first questions that parents ask when starting the breakup of a marriage is “What will happen to the children?” It used to be that mothers received primary physical custody of children, especially with younger kids, and the fathers received alternate weekends from Friday nights through Sunday night. The “tender years doctrine” (that the mother… Read More

27Nov, 15
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Once the Trick or Treating of Halloween has ended, many families switch over to full “Holiday” mode with upcoming Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s and other holidays during the Holiday Season. For even the most stable family, this time of year can be quite anxious and busy, but to the newly single, separated or divorced, complete… Read More