divorce

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

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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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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Finding a Charlotte Divorce Attorney: The Battle of the Sexes When Battling Exes

At one of the most fragile times in your life, you are faced with the daunting task to choose someone who will go to bat for you while you navigate the unknown territory of the divorce process. You’ll have to find someone that, prior to this day, you had no awareness of, nor did you…

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alienation of affection

You’ve just found out your spouse cheated on you while you were married. What’s your next step? While most states have done away with this common law tort, North Carolina is one of the few states that still recognizes alienation of affection and other heart balm actions. Alienation of Affection allows a spouse to sue…

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After your initial family law consultation with the team, you might find yourself thinking What’s Next? At your initial consult, we will go over your case and talk about a case plan and you will be given homework. Managing Emotions After Your First Consultation The initial consult can be understandably overwhelming for a new client. In…

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divorce

Movies, books, and TV shows often portray a glamorous, or at least normalized, view of spying on one’s spouse – using listening devices, installing spy software, going through a spouse’s phone or computer, hacking email, etc. often seem to be the first step someone takes when suspicious of spousal activities. This portrayal may leave you…

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Heart Balm Actions in North Carolina Divorce

Alienation of Affection and Criminal Conversation are civil claims that can be filed in North Carolina and a limited number of other states.  Otherwise known as “heart balm” actions, these claims are often filed together against a third party actor, who engages in conduct that jeopardizes the marital unit.   These claims have come under…

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Stepparent Custody Rights in NC

Oftentimes, stepparents and stepchildren have a close relationship in which the stepparent acts as a parent and participates equally with the natural parent in the financial and emotional support, guidance, and decision making regarding the stepchildren. So what happens if the stepparent and natural parent divorce? Does the stepparent have a right to ask for…

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