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My Spouse is Cheating… Now What?

4 Steps to take when you find out your spouse is cheatingThere is nothing easy about discovering that your spouse is cheating on you.  And there isn’t an easy fix to make the pain go away.  If you have children and large amounts of assets and/or debts, it becomes even...

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Does cheating affect alimony?

In short, yes. Although our legislature has given the trial courts wide discretion in determining the amount, duration, and manner of payment of alimony, this discretion is limited when a spouse successfully pleads and proves that the other spouse has engaged in...

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Moving Issues in Custody Cases

Whether it is a spouse that desires to leave the state with their children or a parent that want to prevent the same from occurring, we have seen an influx of inquiries from prospective clients who want to move to another state with their children. These types of...

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North Carolina Adoption Basics

The North Carolina statute on adoptions governs how adoptions are done in NC and it is based in large part on the Uniform Adoption Act. Adoption proceedings are special proceedings before the clerk of the superior court, but appeals and all cases with issues of fact...

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Can I Date Now?

Dating while separated. Is it ok? Many of my clients come to me with unique stories and situations. Whether there is a complex property division or a heated argument about child custody, there are some questions that seem to come about on a regular occasion which has...

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Bankruptcy & NC Family Law

This is a short guide explaining what to do if your spouse files a bankruptcy during a pending family law action. This is specific to North Carolina and should be considered irrelevant to any other state. It is not legal advice and you should consult an attorney if...

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DVPO (Domestic Violence Protective Order) in NC

I’m scared of my girlfriend; how do I get her out of the house?A domestic violence protective order may be your best option. We typically refer to these as DVPOs and they can do a number of things: remove someone from a residence, compel no contact and prohibit...

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10 Questions and Answers Bankruptcy and Family Law

1. My spouse filed bankruptcy in the middle of our divorce. What will that do to my credit?The short answer is that it depends. For debts that ONLY your ex owed, there should be nothing reported on your credit. For debts that only you owe, those debts are not included...

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10 FAQ Equitable Distribution in NC

1. What is Equitable Distribution? Equitable Distribution is the division of assets (property) and debts that were the product of a marriage. 2. My husband and I are separated. How will our property be divided? In one word, equitably. What equitable means can be up...

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Top 10 Questions About NC Custody

1. What is the “default” custody? If you were never married or if you just filed a “simple” divorce, then custody can be quite messy. While everything may run smoothly if you’re getting along, what happens when you’re not? Unfortunately, many people think that being a...

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