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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Thinking About Separating? Here Are Some Basic First Steps

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Separation is often an alternative to divorce for couples who cannot remain living together but do not yet want to end their marriage. Separation is also the first legal step required by North Carolina for couples intending to divorce.  In order to get divorced in North Carolina, a couple must live separate and apart –…

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How does property division work in North Carolina during a divorce?

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A divorce can be a tricky thing to navigate, and figuring out how to divide all the assets you share can just further complicate things. North Carolina is an equitable distribution state, which means that the state will try to divide assets fairly based on a couple’s current circumstances. It’s important to note that equitable…

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What You Need To Know About Cryptocurrency and Divorce

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Are you worried that your spouse might be hiding assets or income? Gone are the days of hiding money under the mattress. The new method to squirrel away the assets: Cryptocurrency.  During a divorce, dividing the property between the parties can be a difficult process. Property is not limited to real estate or permanent fixtures;…

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Should I opt for a DIY divorce during COVID-19?

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The COVID-19 pandemic has made things a little more difficult for couples wanting to separate and divorce in Charlotte. With court delays due to a temporary limit on operations and stay-at-home orders, many couples have considered the possibility of a “DIY” or uncontested divorce to move the process along. The NC court system reopened on…

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How Criminal Charges Affect Divorce and Custody

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Family Law Cases and DWI Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Boating While Intoxicated (BWI) in NC One thing many people might not understand about a Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) charge – and subsequently a Boating While Intoxicated (BWI) charge – is the effect it can have on their child custody arrangement.  DWI penalties are strict…

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Too Much Together Time? How to Start a Charlotte Divorce

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If you and your spouse find yourselves coming out of quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic headed toward divorce or separation, you are not alone. In fact, experts believe there will be a wave of divorces filed across the country as quarantine is lifted for more and more states. Though they opened back up June 1,…

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How Can I get Attorney Fees in my Divorce Case?


After you’ve decided to move forward with a legal separation then divorce, fighting for your rights in family law cases can be expensive. Many attorneys charge an hourly fee, which can add up quickly. If you’re wondering if there is a way to have your spouse pay some of your attorney fee costs, the answer is “maybe.”

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Common Law Marriage in North Carolina

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Does North Carolina recognize Common Law marriages? The short answer is no. The long answer is maybe. Several states still recognize common law marriage, North Carolina is not one those states. A Common Law marriage is a term used for a marriage that is considered to exist between two parties but was not performed by…

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“I Think I Want A Divorce”


When you first think, “I want a divorce,” you may feel overwhelmed with what that means for you, your spouse, and your children. Deciding that you want a divorce from your spouse will be one of the biggest, and possibly the hardest decisions you will ever make. Every marriage is unique, which makes every divorce…

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