North Carolina Family Law Arbitration

North Carolina Family Law Arbitration

The North Carolina Family Law Arbitration Act provides the ability to use arbitration instead of court hearings to resolve disputes relating to alimony, child custody, and child support. Aristotle is reputed to have said: “Equity is justice in that it goes...
Trump’s Tax Plan Alimony

Trump’s Tax Plan Alimony

What does Trump’s new tax plan mean for alimony? Alimony awards in North Carolina are highly subjective and unpredictable. Unlike child support, there is no calculator where you can plug in your financial and personal information and determine whether alimony...
Child Custody in North Carolina

Child Custody in North Carolina

Child custody cases are the most emotionally charged type of court exposure most people ever experience. Custody battles are usually tied to a divorce or couples who conceived a child but never married although they may also occur in adoption proceedings. Some child...
Alimony in North Carolina

Alimony in North Carolina

In North Carolina, Alimony is typically ordered  If one spouse is dependent on the other spouse to pay the marital expenses, the dependent spouse has a need for support after the parties separate, and the supporting spouse is able to pay the support. Alimony is...
Stepparent Adoption

Stepparent Adoption

When a child is adopted, their ties to their prior parents are severed with one exception. Stepparent adoption only severs the relationship with the parent that the stepparent is not married to at the time of the adoption. NC Requirements Stepparent Adoption The...
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? NC is an equitable distribution state....
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