family law

In North Carolina, the Division of Social Services (DSS) is an agency whose primary goal is to prevent the abuse, neglect, and exploitation of vulnerable citizens, and one way they do this is through investigating reports of child abuse and neglect.  A person may be investigated by DSS if someone notices and reports the following:…

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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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family law and divorce

Our Charlotte-based law firm is equipped to and experienced in handling a variety of cases involving family law and divorce in Charlotte & North Carolina. Our family law team is dedicated to treating each case on an individual basis and help you through a stressful time in your life and navigate the divorce process, post-spousal…

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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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divorce

Family law cases can often be contentious with one or both parties trying to tarnish their spouse’s reputation in order to win the case. Sometimes, one side threatens to file a Motion for Contempt against the other. What is contempt in divorce or separation cases? Contempt is a serious issue in family law cases. Contempt…

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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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Missy Foard on NC Divorce Info podcast for Child Custody in NC

Child custody and visitation cases in North Carolina can be quite complicated. There are several questions we hear from Family Law clients in Charlotte around these topics. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions, and they were also addressed in Missy’s recent guest appearance on the NC Divorce Info podcast. Before there is…

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