Legal Resources Blog - Weaver, Bennett & Bland, PA

New Beginnings – Dating Through Divorce

In addition to the longer days, warmer weather, and floral growth, the onset of Spring can bring about other new beginnings. For those who have finally crossed the threshold and are beginning to start dating again, there are a few things you may want to consider before finalizing that Tinder profile. Here are the most

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Your Guide to Charlotte Family Law

Why should you hire a Charlotte attorney? You might be wondering whether you need to hire a Charlotte family law attorney to help you with your case in North Carolina. People often think they can handle these issues, particularly in amicable situations, on their own. The reality is that you can resolve many family laws

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7 Family Law Misconceptions You Shouldn’t Believe

There are many misconceptions regarding the laws of any state. Here are some of the most common myths related to family law in North Carolina.  I want a legal separation:  Legal separations are not documents in N.C. An individual is “legally separated” when one spouse moves from the marital residence and at least one spouse

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A Holiday Custody Primer for Separated Parents

The winter break from school centered around the Christmas holidays is a stressful time for parents when they do not live each other.   Schedules are altered, travel may be involved and certainly in the early throes of a separation, not being without your children during a special time for them is heart-wrenching. To make

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Common Mistakes When Creating a Special Needs Trust (SNT)

When creating a Special Needs Trust (SNT), whether it’s part of a family’s estate plan or for an individual to hold his own assets, it’s important that it’s written to include the necessary requirements for the particular trust you’re drafting. An experienced special needs planning attorney will help you draft a SNT properly to avoid common mistakes that drafters, especially

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The Alimony Crap Shoot, Part I

Prior to October 1, 1995 alimony was based on fault.  A dependent spouse had to prove the supporting spouse committed adultery, was an abuser of alcohol or drugs, was violent, abandoned the innocent spouse or in other ways made his or her condition unbearable and intolerable.  Since that date a spouse is entitled to alimony

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Family Feud- It’s Not Just a Gameshow

Three things you can do now to prevent a family war later Let’s face it, tension and rivalry are almost always present somewhere lurking beneath the surface in most families. However, couple it with death and money, that tension tends to bubble over into a full out family war.  Grief can impact individuals differently. After

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When is a Separation Truly Considered a Separation?

North Carolina requires a separation before the parties can file lawsuits for divorce and for equitable distribution.  A spouse can file for divorce (becoming unmarried) one year and a day after becoming separated and a spouse may file for alimony the day of separation.   But what is a separation? The answer is that separation occurs

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