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Category: Separation

How Long Does it Take to Get a Divorce in NC?

Many people who are going through a divorce want to get the process over with as quickly as possible. Like all other states, though, North Carolina has specific laws related to divorce, and how long it takes to get a divorce.  In this issue, the divorce and family law attorneys with Weaver, Bennett & Bland

The North Carolina Absolute Divorce Process at a Glance

Getting an absolute divorce in North Carolina is a life-changing event.  It’s also a technical process with forms, deadlines, and service requirements that can be challenging to a layperson who is dealing with the court system on their own. It can literally pay to have someone on your side who knows how to navigate the

Issues to Consider When Separating From Your Spouse

The issue of the children will be the most emotionally charged topic that will be discussed in any separation.  Our attorneys will consider your unique circumstances and explain the best course of action for custody or visitation to achieve your goals and the best interests of the children.  The most critical factors in determining custody

5 Things Your Separation Agreement in North Carolina Should Include

North Carolina law allows a married couple to resolve all the issues surrounding the end of their marriage in a document called a “Separation Agreement.”  This Agreement can cover child custody, child support, alimony (or waiver of alimony and property settlement.  A separation agreement usually is obtained faster, costs much less and created less animosity

Not My Business, Too! What Happens When a Business Owner Separates from His or Her Spouse

Marital property is property that was obtained or accumulated during marriage through marital effort or income.  If you started a business after your marriage, the business is marital property.  Mixed property is both separate and marital.  If you started a business before marriage, the increase in value due to business efforts during the marriage is

Getting Separated or Divorced? Talk to Your Estate Planning Attorney, too.

While a separation agreement and divorce can help to untangle your assets from your ex-spouse’s, a review of your separation agreement, assets, and estate planning documents with an estate planning attorney can help ensure how your assets are handled or disposed of...

The Best Way to Save Money in a Family Law Litigation Case

Family law litigation cases can be expensive, even more so if you have the full gamut of issues, custody, child support, post-separation support, alimony and equitable distribution.  One of the reasons for the expense is the document intensive nature of the all the claims, but especially those dealing with support and property. The best way

What Happens to My Business If I Separate From My Spouse?

Marital property is property that was obtained or accumulated during marriage through marital effort or income.  If you started a business after your marriage, the business is marital property.  Mixed property is both separate and marital.  If you started a business before marriage, the increase in value due to business efforts during the marriage is

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

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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