1. Consult with an Attorney – You need to consult with an experienced family law attorney in your area. Divorce is complicated and it is better to know all your rights prior to making any substantial moves towards a divorce. 2. Get your Finances in Order – You need to be aware of all your […]
Have you been separated from your spouse for over one year? Have you lived in North Carolina for the past six months? Do you plan to waive alimony and property/debt issues? If your answer to all of these question is “yes”, then you qualify for an absolute divorce! Also, to get an absolute divorce you […]
Many of my clients come to me with very unique stories and situations. Whether there is a complex property division or a heated argument about custody, there are some questions that seem to come about on a regular occasion which have nothing to do with the property or the children exactly. Rather, I find that […]
On a regular basis, I hear from my clients the scenario that one of the spouses is staying at home for any number of reasons. It could be that the recession of 2008 hit the family pretty badly and one spouse lost his or her job. It could be that employer of one of the […]
Divorce from bed and board is a fault based divorce that really isn’t a divorce at all but rather is a legal separation. Normally, a complaint for divorce from bed and board is brought when both parties are still living together and one party is having an affair, abusive, or using drugs and the innocent […]
Common law marriage takes the place of a legal marriage ceremony which requires a marriage license by allowing couple to become married after they have lived together for a certain period of time. NC does not have common law marriage.
No, divorce and child custody and support cases are all considered civil cases. The law does not provide attorneys in civil cases.
You should go to the Register of Deeds in the county where you and your spouse lived when you got married. The Register of Deeds is responsible for keeping copies of marriage certificates.
It’s that time of year again. The holidays are gone. The tree is down. W-2’s will be in the mail and on their way before you know it. Each year tax season brings with it new law, new questions, and new decisions. Adding a divorce or separation in the mix makes things even more complicated. […]
Divorce can be a difficult process for anyone but it can be particularly difficult for couples who have a high net worth. These couples have often worked hard and spent many years delaying spending money on things they want. It may be that both couples are professionals or it may be one spouse stayed at […]