Bankruptcy & NC Family Law

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...
DVPO (Domestic Violence Protective Order) in NC

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...
10 Q&A Bankruptcy & Family Law

10 Q&A Bankruptcy & 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...
10 FAQ Equitable Distribution in NC

10 FAQ Equitable Distribution in NC

1. What is Equitable Distribution in NC? Equitable Distribution in NC 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...
Top 10 Questions About NC Custody

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...
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