Navigating Divorce in North Carolina When Adultery is a Factor

Navigating Divorce in North Carolina When Adultery is a Factor

Divorce is always an emotional journey. Not only are you dealing with the end of a relationship, but many legal matters must be addressed. When adultery is a factor, it adds a layer of complexity.  Not only can the hurt and betrayal caused by an affair make it difficult for the couple to communicate, but…

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Navigating Child Custody During the Holidays in North Carolina

navigating child custody during the holidays in north carolina

The holiday season is meant to be a time of joy and togetherness, but for co-parents in North Carolina, navigating child custody and visitation schedules during the season can add an extra layer of complexity. Whether it’s decorating the Christmas tree, lighting the Hanukkah candles, or celebrating other cultural or religious traditions, each parent likely…

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Alimony vs. Post-Separation Support in North Carolina: Key Differences and Considerations

Alimony vs. Post-Separation Support in North Carolina

Divorce and separation are challenging processes. When going through a divorce, one of the most contentious issues can be the issue of financial support. In North Carolina, there are two types of financial support that a spouse may be entitled to receive from their ex-spouse: alimony and post-separation support. Understanding the distinctions between alimony and…

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Moving Out of State with Your Child When You Have a Custody Agreement in North Carolina

Moving Out of State with Your Child When You Have a Custody Agreement in North Carolina

Child custody matters can be emotionally challenging, and when a situation arises where you want to relocate with your children to a different state than their other parent lives in, it becomes even more complex.  North Carolina has specific laws and guidelines that govern child custody relocations of which you must be aware.  Understanding Custody…

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11 Mistakes to Avoid During a Divorce in North Carolina

Mistakes to Avoid During a Divorce in North Carolina

Divorce is a significant life event that can be emotionally and legally complex. For many, the divorce process is unfamiliar, which can cause stress and lead to missteps that can end in unfavorable outcomes that negatively impact your post-divorce future.  If you are considering or going through a divorce in North Carolina, you must be…

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Prenuptial Agreements Benefit All Couples in North Carolina

Prenuptial Agreement Benefit All Couples in North Carolina

Summer is a great time to think about love and relationships; with both Pride celebrations and wedding season upon us, our attention often shifts to thoughts of marriage, commitment, and all kinds of summer loving.  While planning your wedding, it can be hard to imagine a time in the future where your happily-ever-after might reach…

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Divorce vs Annulment in North Carolina

Divorce vs Annulment in North Carolina

When a marriage has run its course and is simply no longer working, married couples in North Carolina have two options for legally ending their relationship: a divorce or an annulment. While both serve a similar purpose, there are distinct differences between the two. Divorce vs Annulment In simplest terms, a divorce – legally known…

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LGBTQIA+ Adoption in North Carolina

LGBTQIA+ Adoption in North Carolina

The marriage equality ruling nearly a decade ago that legalized same-sex marriage in North Carolina opened a new world of possibilities for LGBTQIA+ families, particularly in the area of adoption.  Who can adopt in North Carolina? In North Carolina, anyone over the age of 18 can legally adopt a child. Any applicant for adoption must…

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Fast FAQs: Cohabitation in North Carolina

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As more couples opt to delay traditional, legal marriage, or opt out of it altogether, cohabitation has become increasingly popular. In North Carolina, there are multiple legal aspects surrounding this type of relationship. What is cohabitation? Sometimes called “unmarried cohabitation,” is defined by North Carolina State law as two unmarried adults “dwelling together continuously and…

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Custody and Summer Break in North Carolina

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Temperatures outside are heating up and kids are getting antsy, which can only mean one thing: it’s almost time for summer break. While most people associate summer break with easygoing days and fun in the sun, if you have a joint custody agreement, summer can create a lot of confusion. How do you split parenting…

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