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Divorce can be emotional. Dividing up the assets that you and your spouse acquired during the marriage can make the process even more difficult. In addition, your spouse is asking for a portion of your inheritance. Undoubtedly, you will want to know if this is possible under North Carolina law. Like so many legal questions,…

In the United States, forty to fifty percent of marriages will ultimately end in divorce. Sadly, once you have made the difficult decision to end the marriage, the task of dividing up the assets you once shared, can make this difficult time even more trying. An attorney can help you navigate the sometimes-confusing laws and…

When a relationship comes to an end there are many things that need to be taken into consideration by the splitting couple. While financial matters regarding how assets and debts will be divided are obviously important, when children are involved, those matters may be trumped by those pertaining to custody, visitation and support. Parents who…

Most people’s understanding of divorce is that they will be subject to certain laws that will dictate everything from how the couple separates to what will happen to their stuff when they do. Unfortunately though, most people are relatively unaware of the finer points of the law that can actually wreak havoc on the divorce…

The start of this month marked back to school time for many children across the nation. From folders to pencils to new backpacks, all of these school supplies can add up. And if you’re a single parent, or a recently divorced one, these expenses might make you question if any of it can be covered…

Many wealthy individuals in North Carolina and the rest of the country enter prenuptial agreements before marriage in order to protect their assets and income if the union should end in divorce. Instead of following the state’s equitable distribution laws, the prenuptial agreement sets the terms for how the marital property should be divided. However,…

As we have mentioned before on this blog, divorce among older people is on the rise. Although there is nothing wrong with divorcing later in life — in fact, some experts say it can be beneficial for spouses who have long struggled to make their marriage work — it could lead to some complications that…

Numerous Americans, including many here in North Carolina, take out student loans in order to pay for higher education. How these loans are dealt with in a divorce largely depends on when they were incurred. If they were incurred during the marriage, both parties could end up paying a portion of the financial obligation. When…

It can be difficult for some North Carolina residents to move past the end of a marriage. However, some people choose to view it as a new beginning. For a woman, changing her name in a divorce can be a concrete symbol that takes her into the future. In many cases, if a woman chooses…

In many North Carolina divorce cases — especially those involving children — one party decides he or she wants to keep the marital home. Ensuring an equitable distribution when one spouse is keeping the home can be a challenge. A divorce decree is often not enough to convince a lender to release one of the parties…