By Joseph R. Schmitz of Schmitz Law, P.C. posted in family law on Monday, March 23, 2020. Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be broken. It’s true. If put under enough pressure, a 2×4 wood stud will snap. A bungee cord on the other hand can withstand substantial forces, almost always springing back to normal. If you can learn…

On behalf of Joseph R. Schmitz of Schmitz Law, P.C. posted in divorce on Monday, January 1, 2021. Learning that your parents are divorcing is an adverse event in a child’s life. Once they hear the news, they will start to think about the future. They want to know how this is going to affect them. For some, the scariest…

On behalf of Joseph R. Schmitz of Schmitz Law, P.C. posted in blog on Monday, December 24, 2020. In co-parenting, the time that each parent spends with their child is important to protect, both for the parents and for the child. For many parents, this time is one of the most precious things that they have. When the other parent…

On behalf of Joseph R. Schmitz of Schmitz Law, P.C. posted in divorce on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. If you and your spouse have decided to split up, it may be difficult to figure out where to start with this process in North Carolina. Making this decision, finding legal representation and preparing to tell loved ones are important elements to…

On behalf of Joseph R. Schmitz of Schmitz Law, P.C. posted in custody on Monday, December 14, 2020. Whether you and your child’s other parent have been separated for a long time or are in the middle of breaking up, your children have ongoing needs for stability and normalcy, especially in the upcoming holiday season….

On behalf of Joseph R. Schmitz of Schmitz Law, P.C. posted in family law on Friday, December 11, 2020. North Carolina is one of a few states that protects the rights of grandparents to visit their grandchildren in specific instances. The state does not have laws or provisions that specifically address grandparents, but they are included in custody and visitation…

On behalf of Joseph R. Schmitz of Schmitz Law, P.C. posted in blog on Monday, December 7, 2020. You never wanted to get divorced, but you couldn’t talk your spouse out of it. Marriage counseling didn’t help. Talking to friends and family members didn’t save the marriage. Eventually, your spouse filed for divorce and you had no choice but to…

By Joseph R. Schmitz of Schmitz Law, P.C. posted in Mediation on Thursday, August 20, 2020. I’m a family law attorney and am also certified as a Family Financial Mediator by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission – wearing each hat (never at the same time) affords me the opportunity to work with folks going through marital separations and to assist…