Family Law Blog

Your marriage may have failed, but a collaborative process can give you an opportunity to find a solution for your divorce. Collaborative Divorce is an alternative to traditional divorce litigation, which can be costly, adversarial, and prolonged.  Key elements of collaborative divorce include:
Divorce can be a stressful time.  It is a decision that will affect you and your loved ones for a lifetime.    When you have decided that you want to move forward with obtaining a divorce, there are a few basics questions to consider.  1.  When can I file for divorce? The required period of separation is one year from the date of separation in North Carolina, regardless of whether minor children were born of the marriage.   2.  When should I meet with an Attorney?
Love fades away. Marriages end. But the mortgage you agreed to pay remains intact.  A common dilemma faced by many divorcing couples is what to do with the marital residence they have acquired upon separation.  The mortgage debt is often the biggest liability the couple has to split, and divorcing your mortgage isn't an easy task.
The holidays can be a magical time of year, but they can also be difficult and stressful. The obligations can seem endless: children’s performances, parties, shopping for presents, and even family visits. Families are often surprised at just how tense the holidays can be. 
As a general rule, any married person conveying or mortgaging property must be joined in the conveyance by their spouse.  There are exceptions to this rule, one of those being a free trader agreement.  
Forget Black Friday, Black Monday is Here It is very interesting to note that in January, the rate of divorce filings increases dramatically beginning on the first Monday after the New Year.  Statistically speaking, divorce filings will spike in January and remain high through March.  So why January you may be thinking?  Is it those New Year’s resolutions?   Was in-law Aunt Bethany’s extended visit over the holidays the straw that broke the proverbial camel’s back? 
The holidays can be a magical time of year, but they can also be difficult and stressful. The obligations can seem endless: children’s performances, parties, shopping for presents, and even family visits. Families are often surprised at just how tense the holidays can be. 
Each year, November is recognized as National Adoption Awareness month.   For over two decades, National Adoption Month has been celebrated across the country. Many national, state, and local agencies will arrange programs, events, and activities during the month of November to raise awareness for children who need a forever family.
Are you wondering whether you would be eligible to receive, or perhaps, be required to pay post-separation support and/or alimony in the event you and your spouse separate?   Under North Carolina law, spousal support is available to spouses who are economically dependent. Our general statutes define “dependent spouse” as “a spouse, whether husband or wife, who is actually substantially dependent upon the other spouse for his or her maintenance and support or is substantially in need of maintenance and support from the other spouse.” 
Divorce can be a stressful time.  It is a decision that will affect you and your loved ones for a lifetime.  When you've decided that it's time to move forward with obtaining a divorce, there are four basics questions to consider.  When can I file for divorce? The required period of separation is one year from the date of physical separation (living separately) in North Carolina, regardless of whether minor children were born of the marriage.    When should I meet with an Attorney?