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Is a Military Divorce Different from Others in North Carolina?
Is a Military Divorce Different from Others in North Carolina?

North Carolina is home to eight military bases. All branches, with the exception of the Navy, have a base in the state. With about 100,000 active-duty military personnel and 725,000 veterans , North Carolina has the fifth-largest military presence in the U.S. Like other ...

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Divorce

  • What Is a Bifurcated Divorce?

    Bifurcating a divorce was not well known until celebrity couples have used the option in recent years. Toward the end of 2021, Kim Kardashian West has ...

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  • Can the Same Divorce Attorney Represent Both Spouses?

    If both spouses agree to divorce as well as the basic terms of dissolving the union, having one attorney finalize the paperwork seems like a good ...

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  • Should I Force My Child to Visit Their Non-Custodial Parent?

    Parental custody and visitation are among the most difficult aspects of divorce. Both parents want what is best for their children, but the adults can ...

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  • What Divorced Parents Should Know About Child Tax Credits

    Millions of families began receiving in July advance payments of the Child Tax Credit (CTC), as made possible by the American Rescue Plan. According ...

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  • A Quick Guide to Getting the Most Out of Divorce Mediation

    If you are divorcing your spouse, then you should consider using a mediator to help the two of you reach a mutually acceptable agreement. Although a ...

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  • Child Custody Issues May Be Contributing to Decline in Migration

    People from North Carolina and across the U.S. used to move around the country a lot more than they do today. According to studies, inter-state ...

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  • Divorce Rates High In Older Population

    North Carolina residents may have heard some reports that say divorce rates are down. While the official number of annual divorces has been dropping ...

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  • How a Simple Legal Loophole Could Cost One Divorcee Millions

    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 ...

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  • A Calculator May Be a Best Friend in Dividing Marital Property

    When people in North Carolina decide to end their marriage, most couples — with or without children — begin to focus on what property each party will ...

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  • Clicking the like Button May Lead to Divorce, Researchers Say

    Most people, probably, view liking a picture of an old college roommate’s dog as a, mostly, innocent act without much consequence. A not-so-new study ...

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  • Friends and Family May Not Provide the Best Advice in a Divorce

    Virtually every divorced North Carolina individual knows that the decision to end a marriage can be fraught with anxiety and uncertainty. Not knowing ...

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  • 6 Common Ways Spouses May Hide Assets During Divorce

    In many marriages, the “out-spouse” is often taken advantage of because he or she has little to no involvement in the family finances. When it comes ...

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  • What to Expect if You Divorce an Angry Spouse

    At Jetton & Meredith, PLLC, we understand that going through a divorce can be intimidating, especially if you have a volatile ex-spouse in your life ...

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  • COVID-19 & North Carolina Divorce

    When North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper issued a statewide stay in place order on March 27, 2020, directing all residents to remain in their homes and ...

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  • Termination of Child Support

    In North Carolina, parents have a duty to provide support for their children . However, when child support payments are ordered, the non-custodial ...

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  • Modifying Child Support in Separation Agreement

    Children are often a primary concern for those going through a divorce . As a result, some couples look to enter into a separation agreement. A ...

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  • Marital Misconduct Impact on Alimony

    In North Carolina, the law governing alimony in North Carolina General Statute § 50-16.3A. The alimony statute addresses marital misconduct as ...

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  • Collaborative Law Proceedings

    The divorce process can take an emotional toll on all parties involved. The thought of having to discuss one’s private grievances in open court can be ...

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  • Adultery is a Bar to Alimony

    In North Carolina, alimony is awarded to the dependent spouse upon a finding that one spouse is a dependent spouse, one spouse is a supporting spouse, ...

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  • The FAQ's of "Legal Separation"

    As a family law attorney, I am often asked, “How do I start a “legal separation” from my husband or wife?” A common misconception in North Carolina is ...

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  • What Is The Marital Gift Exemption And How Does It Work?

    What is the Marital Gift Exception When Going Through a Divorce (For Purposes of Equitable Distribution)? Going through a divorce can be a difficult ...

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  • Top 10 Ways Assets Get Divided In Divorce That May Surprise You

    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 ...

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  • Unequal Distribution – 6 Ways Property Gets Divided Unequally In Divorce

    Over the course of a marriage, a couple, both individually and together, acquires property. In legal terms, “property” essentially means anything of ...

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  • 5 Surprising Facts About Domestic Violence In North Carolina

    Domestic violence is a concept used to refer to “the violence exerted in the field of family coexistence or assimilated, by one of the members against ...

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  • Agreeing On What Child Support Will Cover

    When North Carolina parents divorce , if their children are younger than 18, one parent might end up paying child support to the other. Usually, the ...

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  • Fathers' Rights In Child Custody Matters

    Some divorced North Carolina fathers may find themselves struggling to maintain ongoing relationships with their children. They often face issues when ...

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  • Protection Of Assets In A Marriage

    North Carolina residents who are considering getting married likely realize that a couple might want to know about each other’s finances in the event ...

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  • Alimony Is Decided by Many Factors

    In North Carolina and other states, a couple may choose to divorce for any number of reasons. For example, they may want financial independence or the ...

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  • Custody Disputes And Parental Consistency

    North Carolina residents who are considering divorce can benefit from remaining united when it comes to rules and boundaries for children. Parents who ...

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  • Retirement Plans And North Carolina Divorces

    There has been a substantial increase in the number of people over age 50 who are filing for divorce. While this brings a myriad of issues, among them ...

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  • Smartphone Apps For Divorce

    North Carolina residents who are going through a divorce may be able to make use of one of the many smartphone apps that are available to help ...

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  • The Usefulness Of A Solid Parenting Plan

    North Carolina parents who are facing the end of their marriage may be suffering a great deal of emotional turmoil, but one way to reduce that is by ...

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  • Saving Finances By Making Divorce Easier

    Married couples who decide to divorce are likely making the right decision for themselves, but going through the process can still be very challenging ...

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  • Social Media Can Be Bad For A Divorce

    North Carolina residents who are going through a divorce may want to limit their use of social media. The overuse of social media can have a negative ...

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  • Financial Infidelity In Marriage Is A Common Issue

    Arguing about money issues is one of the top reasons couples get divorced in North Carolina. Many spouses are hiding cash and spending habits from ...

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  • Tax Deductions For Children After A Divorce

    It is common for child support to be ordered or agreed to when a North Carolina couple with young children decides to end their marriage. Although ...

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  • How A Business Is Handled During A Divorce

    North Carolina residents who are going through the process of a divorce and who have a variety of assets, including a business, might be interested in ...

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  • How A Judge Might Divide A House In A Divorce

    People in North Carolina who are getting a divorce may need to divide their home. This can be difficult because the house carries both financial worth ...

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  • Protecting Retirement In The Midst Of A Divorce

    A setback in retirement planning can be a problem for North Carolina residents at any point in life, but as people approaches their retirement years, ...

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  • Preventing Dissipation Of Assets In A Divorce

    North Carolina residents who are going through a contentious divorce should pay close attention to the marital assets. In an effort to avoid sharing ...

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  • Detecting Fraud During North Carolina Divorces

    During a divorce, it is common to feel sad, angry or hurt by the other spouse. In some cases, these feelings may lead to suspicion of financial fraud. ...

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  • Co-Parenting After Divorce

    Many North Carolina parents find it difficult to successfully co-parent their children following a divorce. In many cases, one parent may harbor ...

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  • Paying For A Child's Sport Activity As A Divorced Couple

    For many single North Carolina parents, the cost of a child’s extracurricular activities can be an expense that may be difficult to cover. However, ...

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  • Social Security And Divorce In North Carolina

    If certain criteria are met, individuals who were married to their former spouses for 10 years or longer may be entitled to additional Social Security ...

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  • Make Summer Easier With A Parenting Plan

    As many North Carolina parents know, summertime can be hectic and filled with trips and events for their kids. For divorced parents, it can be an ...

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  • Avoiding Common Divorce Mistakes With A Simple Checklist

    Individuals approaching or going through divorce in North Carolina may be able to avoid some common pitfalls by checking specific items off a list ...

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  • Buying A House Before Marriage May Not Always Be A Smart Move

    Many couples in North Carolina decide to live together without getting married. While some of these couples choose to rent a house or apartment, ...

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  • Handling Parental Conflicts After Divorce

    Some divorced parents in North Carolina may still feel strong emotions about their former spouses. According to one study, about half of divorced ...

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  • Changing Trends in Divorce Age

    Most people in North Carolina get married with the idea that they will live happily ever after with their spouse. Data demonstrates that many people ...

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  • Money Issues Can Exist After A Divorce

    Divorce can be a traumatic and stressful experience, but if it is the right thing for a North Carolina couple, it can often be a relief once the split ...

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  • Alternative Divorce Options

    What Are Some Alternatives To Divorce? There are a few alternative options to divorce in North Carolina: uncontested divorce, collaborative divorce, ...

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  • Avoiding Social Media During Divorce

    North Carolina residents who are considering a divorce might want to stop using social media and be careful with their email and text messages. It may ...

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  • Later Divorce and Retirement

    While divorce rates are down overall, some North Carolina couples may be statistically more likely to end their marriages than ever before. People ...

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  • Waiting to File for a Divorce after January Could Reduce Risks

    Family law attorneys in North Carolina are aware of the divorce trends that occur immediately following the holiday season. Statistically, the average ...

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  • Why You Might Want to Seek Alimony in Your Divorce

    From technology to laws, society is always changing. Over time, we make little improvements that tend to have a big impact on our lives. One such ...

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  • Getting Beyond Emotions in Property Division

    It might be difficult to find anyone in North Carolina who would not agree that ending a marriage is fraught with emotion. Many people become so ...

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