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Active and Passive Appreciation on Separate Property
Active and Passive Appreciation on Separate Property

When North Carolina couples decide to get divorced, they are also making the decision to separate their resources. North Carolina General Statute 50-20 governs the process of dividing assets and debts for divorcing couples in North Carolina. Part of this endeavor involves ...

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Blog posts in Equitable Distribution

  • Is Inheritance Subject to Equitable Distribution?

    Equitable Distribution is the process by which the law in North Carolina instructs judges to distribute equitably upon divorce, all property, legally ...

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  • Active and Passive Appreciation on Marital Property

    In North Carolina, the law which governs the dividing of assets and debts is North Carolina General Statute § 50-20. Your property can be classified ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Getting Divorced Over Age 50

    North Carolina couples may not know that while overall divorce rates have been falling for years, a new study demonstrates that the rates for seniors ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Considering Social Security Amidst Divorce Proceedings

    As a couple contemplates the possibility of divorce, finances can be one of the greatest concerns. Regardless of age, retirement benefits can be ...

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  • Whether To Keep The Home May Be A Difficult Decision In Divorce

    When North Carolina couples divorce, sometimes people will struggle with whether they should remain in the home or choose to move out and sell it. The ...

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  • Property Division For People Divorcing After Long Marriages

    Some older North Carolina couples choose to divorce. People who have been married for many years may have more complex tasks involved with dividing ...

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  • Using A Financial Adviser And An Attorney When Divorcing

    Dissolving a marriage can be expensive and sometimes hurt one’s credit, so it is important to review finances before a divorce and not after. An ...

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  • Financial Considerations For People Going Through A Divorce

    North Carolina couples who are going through a divorce have a lot of issues to work out financially. During property division negotiations, financial ...

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  • What happens to a pet in a divorce?

    Eric Meredith talks with WCNC about ‘puppy prenups’ Read about our recent WCNC interview on ‘puppy prenups’. North Carolina residents who are not ...

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  • Need to know facts about grey divorce and retirement benefits

    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 ...

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  • Ensuring equitable distribution when one spouse keeps the home

    In many North Carolina divorce cases — especially those involving children — one party decides he or she wants to keep the marital home. Ensuring an ...

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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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  • Melanie Griffith wants the dogs - will this upset asset division?

    By now, many North Carolina readers are aware that Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas are ending their marriage after being together for the better ...

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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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