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Jetton & Meredith Managing Partner Eric Meredith Recognized as 2019 Super Lawyers® Rising Star
Jetton & Meredith Managing Partner Eric Meredith Recognized as 2019 Super Lawyers® Rising Star

Jetton & Meredith, PLLC is pleased to announce that our co-founder and family law managing partner, Eric S. Meredith has been selected to the North Carolina Super Lawyers® 2019 Rising Stars list. Eric first received this prestigious distinction in 2012 and has been ranked, ...

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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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  • 10 Things You Need to Know About Domestic Violence and the Law

    Domestic violence is a crime. It’s a crime that not only impacts the victim, but can have a lasting effect on loved ones, family members, friends and ...

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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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  • Important Financial Conversations For Couples

    North Carolina couples may be more likely to get a divorce if they run into conflicts over money since this is the source of one of the most common ...

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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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  • 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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  • Families Struggle With Visitation Orders

    For many North Carolina families, visitation rights often emerge as part of a divorce or after the parents have severed their romantic relationship. ...

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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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  • Dealing With Child Custody Disputes

    One of the obstacles that divorced couples in North Carolina face is child custody issues. Even though it has already been decided during the divorce, ...

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  • Lesbian Couple Claims Birth Certificate Discrimination

    An Indiana court battle highlights the legal issues lesbian couples planning a family in North Carolina need to consider. At issue is the ...

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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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  • 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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  • Millennials In North Carolina Seeking Prenups

    A nationwide survey of the American Association of Matrimonial Lawyers has shown that, in the last few years, there has been a significant increase in ...

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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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  • Same-Sex Couple Wins Birth Certificate Legal Dispute

    North Carolina has settled a legal dispute with a same-sex married couple who sought to have both of their names listed on their two sons’ birth ...

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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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  • North Carolina Divorces Dropped After Marriage Equality Ruling*

    Divorces in North Carolina hit a 25-year-low in 2014, the same year a U.S. District Court tossed aside the state’s voter-approved same-sex marriage ...

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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

    When many North Carolina couples decide that it is time to end their marriage, they may assume that they will have to go through the litigation ...

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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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  • Pitfalls To Avoid For Divorcing Spouses

    Divorce filings in North Carolina and around the country often surge in January. While the beginning of a new year may seem like an opportune time for ...

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  • Preparing For A Same-Sex Couple Contested Divorce

    With same-sex marriage now legal in North Carolina and around the country, it is likely inevitable that some of these couples will see their ...

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  • Taxes During A Divorce Process

    One of the questions that might arise during a separation and divorce process is whether the couple should file taxes jointly or separately. After a ...

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  • Dealing With Emotions After A Divorce

    Dealing with divorce is not something that parents and children may be able to handle alone. That is why it is important for adults to take the lead ...

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  • Many States Now Encourage Shared Parenting

    Family courts in North Carolina may be more likely to award joint custody to divorcing parents than they were in the past. Today, state governments ...

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  • Creating A Prenup That Is Fair To Both Spouses

    Many North Carolina residents consider writing a prenuptial agreement before entering into a marriage. Typically, prenups are used to protect the ...

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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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  • 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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  • Preserving A Child’s College Savings In Divorce

    North Carolina parents who are going through a divorce will need to divide their marital assets, and college funds for children may be included in ...

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