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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Answering Your Questions About Custody and Health Concerns

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Navigating custody agreements at any time can be difficult and confusing. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted and complicated many aspects of our daily lives and brought to light many issues you may experience when sharing custody of your child.  We often get questions from clients who are confused as to what their rights are regarding…

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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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5 Things To Avoid During Your Pending Custody Claim

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Child custody is a sensitive and emotional matter. If you are going through separation or divorce and there is a dispute about the best interests of the child/children, the first step may be co-parenting classes or mediation. However, if an agreement can still not be reached, the Court will step in and make a determination…

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3 Things You Need To Know About Custody in NC

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During a divorce, the topic of child custody is sensitive and emotional for many parents. If you are going through separation or divorce and are able to agree on how you and your spouse will co-parent, you do not have to file a custody order with the Court.  However, if there is a disagreement between…

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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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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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Updates to NC Laws During COVID-19

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The North Carolina General Assembly recently passed a COVID-19 relief bill, which was then signed by Governor Cooper. Included in this bill was nearly $1.6 billion in relief for public health and safety, educational needs, small business assistance, and continuing state government operations.  Following the passage of those monetary relief measures, the General Assembly also…

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