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6 Common Ways Spouses May Hide Assets During Divorce
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 to high-asset divorces , it is not uncommon for the spouse who handles the bookkeeping during the marriage to hide assets from ...

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Divorce & Family Law

  • What to Expect if You Divorce an Angry Spouse

    What to Expect if You Divorce an Angry Spouse At Jetton & Meredith, PLLC, we understand that going through a divorce can be intimidating, especially ...

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  • Custody and Visitation Do’s and Don’ts During COVID-19

    We have all been affected by COVID-19 in so many ways, but right can a time of greater stress, especially for families with children, and perhaps even ...

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  • COVID-19 and North Carolina Courts

    On March 13, 2020, North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley announced that due to the COVID-19 or coronavirus, North Carolina Courts ...

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  • Tips for Handling Child Custody and Visitation During COVID-19

    On top of everything happening at the present date with COVID-19, individuals may be dealing with circumstances surrounding child custody or ...

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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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  • Interfering with Emergency Communications in North Carolina

    Crimes of Domestic Violence are often some of the most serious charges a person can face. In North Carolina, crimes that have been marked as domestic ...

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  • No Contact Order in North Carolina

    A no contact order—commonly known as a “50C order” in North Carolina—is a type of restraining order for sexual assault or stalking victims who do not ...

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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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  • Alienation of Affection

    North Carolina is one of the few remaining states that still recognizes a claim called ‘Alienation of Affection’. This claim allows a spouse to file a ...

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  • Common Law Marriage and Divorce

    There are a handful of states that recognize the concept of common law marriage. Common law marriages are valid marriages without the performance of a ...

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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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  • 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 ...

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  • Relocation and your Child

    During the course of a child’s minority, it is not uncommon for one parent to be faced with an opportunity, or need, to relocate from North Carolina. ...

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  • 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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  • 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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  • North Carolina Domestic Violence Protective Order Violation

    One of the most common domestic violence crimes in a violation of a Domestic Violence Protective Order (“DVPO”) , commonly referred to as a ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Divorcing Parents Can Choose To Be Civil

    Although negative feelings naturally surround the dissolution of most marriages, North Carolina parents calling it quits must consider how their ...

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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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  • Pros And Cons Of Getting A Divorce

    Many North Carolina couples whose marriages are foundering are at a loss as to how to proceed. While there may be good reasons for getting a divorce, ...

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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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  • Prenuptial Agreements For Business Owners

    While many divorces in North Carolina can be difficult, the challenges may be even greater for business owners who lack an adequate prenuptial ...

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  • Child Support Rights For Fathers

    It is no longer uncommon for North Carolina fathers to be awarded primary physical custody of their children. In the past, mothers often took the role ...

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  • Understanding Divorce Settlements

    For many North Carolina ex-spouses, moving forward after a divorce is necessary if the two former partners have children, a business or real estate. ...

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  • Preparation Is Crucial Before Divorce Proceedings

    North Carolina couples whose marriages are foundering should be ready for the many financial challenges and tasks that come up during divorce ...

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  • Dealing With A Mortgage During Divorce Proceedings

    Many North Carolina couples who are going through a divorce are probably also faced with many financial challenges, especially if they have a ...

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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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  • The Importance Of A Parenting Plan During The Holidays

    Holidays can be difficult for North Carolina parents who are separated or newly divorced. If there are no provisions about holiday time in the ...

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  • The Establishment, Modification And Enforcement Of Child Support

    High-profile child custody and child support cases gain plenty of attention on social media and traditional outlets as well, A recurring issue centers ...

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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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  • Understanding child custody exchanges

    Coming to a resolution regarding child custody issues , especially those pertaining to custody exchanges, can result in some of the most combative ...

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  • Remember the child in child custody matters

    When those with children divorce, each parent likely considers what will be best for their offspring when going forward. However, each parent might ...

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  • Is there a better option to handling missing support payments?

    Generally speaking, when a family law judge awards custody of a child to a custodial parent, the noncustodial parent is then ordered to pay child ...

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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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  • Can a child support order cover school expenses?

    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 ...

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  • Child support matters can be complicated

    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 ...

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  • Could both spouses end up paying for student loans in a divorce?

    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 ...

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  • Did billionaire spring prenup on bride days before wedding?

    Many wealthy individuals in North Carolina and the rest of the country enter prenuptial agreements before marriage in order to protect their assets ...

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  • Should a woman change her name in a North Carolina divorce?

    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. ...

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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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  • Determining who will be the custodial parent in a divorce

    It may not be difficult for North Carolina parents to guess that going through a divorce can be trying. However, they may not be prepared for the ...

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  • It is not just North Carolina men paying child support anymore

    Now, more than ever, women are occupying positions of power in corporate America. North Carolina readers may find it interesting that statistics show ...

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