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Divorce can be emotional. Dividing up the assets that you and your spouse acquired during the marriage can make the process even more difficult. In addition, your spouse is asking for a portion of your inheritance. Undoubtedly, you will want to know if this is possible under North Carolina law. Like so many legal questions,…

What is the Marital Gift Exception When Going Through a Divorce (For Purposes of Equitable Distribution)? Going through a divorce can be a difficult and emotional process, especially when it comes time to divide the property that was acquired throughout the marriage. Understandably, many clients want to know how the property will be distributed during…

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 another, against some of the others or against all of them”.  It includes all acts that are violent, from the use of physical force, to harassment, harassment, or intimidation, which…

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 colleagues as well.

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 marriage, the task of dividing up the assets you once shared, can make this difficult time even more trying. An attorney can help you navigate the sometimes-confusing laws and…

Over the course of a marriage, a couple, both individually and together, acquires property.  In legal terms, “property” essentially means anything of value. The following are some common examples of property: family home automobiles investments (bonds, dividends, stocks) retirement accounts collections furnishings jewelry investment and bank accounts business interests In North Carolina, when a couple…

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 noncustodial parent pays the custodial parent. However, when considering a divorce, both parents might wonder what child support covers. Although it varies based on the particular situation, child support in…

Some divorced North Carolina fathers may find themselves struggling to maintain ongoing relationships with their children. They often face issues when they try to work within a court system that is sometimes biased in favor of the mothers even when the fathers are good parents. In a lot of child custody cases, parents may be…

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 of a subsequent divorce. Protecting oneself in advance may avoid problems later, and a few tips might help an individual stay prepared. One suggestion is to have a prenuptial agreement in…

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 is the division of retirement accounts one or both North Carolina spouses may hold. There are many different kinds of retirement accounts, including 401(k)s, 403(b)s, military pensions,…