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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. What2. My husband and I are...

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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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Top 10 Questions About Child Support

1. How is Child Support Calculated? Every state determines child support by its own laws. Typically, child support depends on each parent's income (and, to some extent, expenses), the age of the children, and how many children are involved. You can find child support...

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Special Concerns for Military Service Members

The Servicemembers Civil Relief ActAt the beginning of World War II, Congress passed the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act, also known as the SSCRA. This act remained largely unchanged, despite being updated in 1991, until December 19, 2003, when Congress passed...

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Calling All Homewreckers

"Paramour (noun •  par·amour  •  \ˈpa-rə-ˌmu̇r\) à A person with whom someone is having a romantic or sexual relationship and especially a secret or improper relationship"We all know how it goes…Husband starts working late nights, goes on more “business trips”, and...

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Answers to 10 Common Questions Regarding Child Support

1. How is Child Support Calculated? Every state determines child support by its own laws. Typically, child support depends on each parent's income (and, to some extent, expenses), the age of the children, and how many children are involved. You can find child support...

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