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Can I Keep My House in a Divorce?
Can I Keep My House in a Divorce?

The answer to this question is not so straightforward. The true answer is, it depends. Let’s first start by discussing what happens to property in a divorce. The marital estate consists of assets and debts acquired from the date of marriage and prior to the date of ...

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Blog posts in Other in Family Law

  • How Long Do I Have to Pay Alimony?

    Alimony is the payment of money by the supporting spouse to the dependent spouse after the separation of the parties. The purpose of alimony is to ...

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  • Can I Modify My Child Custody Order?

    Once child custody has been determined, either through a Consent Order or an order given by a Judge, the child custody schedule may be modifiable. ...

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  • Can I Modify my Child Support Order?

    Either parent may request a modification of child support from the Court. Similar to modification of child custody, modification of child support ...

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  • What is a Contested Divorce?

    Getting a divorce can be mentally and emotionally taxing. Contested divorces create an entire new array of emotions. A divorce is the legal ...

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  • Does my Child Get to Choose Where He or She Lives?

    Simply put, no. A minor child does not get to decide that they want to live with one parent over the other. Children’s opinions are one factor that is ...

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  • What is a Free Trader Agreement?

    A Free Trader Agreement can either be a stand-alone contract or it can be a provision in a Separation Agreement when two parties are getting divorced. ...

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  • How Does Adultery Impact My Divorce?

    If you or your spouse committed adultery during your marriage, and you are now in the process of getting a divorce, you might be wondering what impact ...

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  • What is Marital Misconduct?

    The law of North Carolina defines marital misconduct as follows: “Marital misconduct means any of the following acts that occur during the marriage ...

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  • Can I Relocate with my Child after a Divorce?

    Following a divorce, one party may wish to relocate to a new city, state, or country. It is important to note, however, that before you make ...

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  • When Does Child Support End?

    Child support is money paid by a parent for the purpose of meeting the reasonable needs of the parties’ minor child(ren) for the minor child(ren)’s ...

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  • How to Have a Healthy Divorce: 5 Tips

    More than 22% of first marriages end in divorce within five years, and 53% of marriages dissolve by the 20-year mark, according to 2011-2015 data from ...

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  • The New Crime of Domestic Violence In North Carolina

    One of the most common questions that comes up in the North Carolina Justice System is what is the crime of Domestic Violence. Until recently, the ...

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  • Can Divorce Cause Childhood Trauma?

    It is widely known that divorce can be a challenging and emotionally charged experience for both partners involved. However, children also feel the ...

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  • 6 Mistakes to Avoid in a High-Asset Divorce

    Going through a divorce is already a challenging process, and the stakes are even higher when you’re going through a high-asset divorce. If you're ...

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  • Can I Keep Gifts in My Divorce?

    Divorce can be a stressful and emotional endeavor, especially when it comes to deciding how to divide your shared property. Even when a divorce is ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • January Is A Popular Month To Divorce

    People in North Carolina who are considering a divorce after the holidays are not alone. Many people decide that the beginning of the year is the ...

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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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  • Grandparents Raising Children In North Carolina

    Family units come in varying forms, and not all children live with their parents. While some children are put in the foster system, a child or ...

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