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Moving Your Children to North Carolina from Another State

In Child Custody by Carly Baker

Moving to another state is a bittersweet experience. You feel the joy and fear of exploring a new home and new community. However, you also carry the memories and history of the home you leave behind. Moving with children adds additional weight to the experience.  When you move to another state, with your children—and move them away from another parent in the process—you remain linked to the other state. For the sake of your children’s stability, it is imperative to properly address child custody orders before and after you move. This means becoming aware of the UCCJEA. The UCCJEA is the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, a set of child custody laws recognized by 49 states. It is designed to give enforceable weight to child custody orders, to …

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Moving from North Carolina with the Children

In Child Custody by Sarah Hink

Separation is often a time of upheaval and uncertainty for children and their parents. The family unit has been split and the children are forced to adjust to living separate lives with each parent. In order to reduce the disruption that children experience, parents will often agree for the children to remain in the same home or geographic area. This is so that they have continuity in their school and extra-curricular activities, and also get to see their friends. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. One source of conflict that we see in custody disputes arises when one parent wants to leave the state. There are many reasons that we see parents leave the state: to live with their new partner, because of a new employment opportunity, or to be …