DSS, Custody & Your Children

DSS, Custody & Your Children

How does the process start for DSS to take custody of your child?  Pursuant to NC G.S. 7B-301, any adult that suspects a child is being abused or neglected must report the suspected abuse or neglect to the local department of social services, which is called DSS. The...
Domestic Violence Impacts Children

Domestic Violence Impacts Children

If you are in immediate danger, call 911. National Abuse Hotline 1-800-799-7233          (TTY) 1-800-787-3224            Llama: 1-800-799- Parents often stay in an abusive relationship because they think keeping the family together is better for the children and they...
Prenuptial Agreements Offer Protection

Prenuptial Agreements Offer Protection

Professional financial planners often recommend that clients obtain a prenuptial agreement for much the same reason that they recommend clients purchase appropriate amounts of insurance. It is a method of risk management that reduces the negative impact when an...
FIDO – A New Reason To Consider A Prenuptial Agreement

FIDO – A New Reason To Consider A Prenuptial Agreement

There are many reasons couples should consider a prenuptial, pre-nuptial, or premarital agreement (commonly abbreviated as prenup or prenup) before marriage. While prenuptial agreements cannot pre-determine child custody or limit the potential for future child support...
North Carolina Adoption Basics

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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