Family Law Archives - Weaver, Bennett & Bland, PA

7 Things to Know When Being Sued for Civil or Criminal Contempt

1. There are two kinds of contempt – Civil and Criminal. Civil Contempt is used to enforce the rights of a party by forcing compliance with a court order. Criminal Contempt is utilized to uphold the respect due the Court and to punish violations of its orders. 2. The general distinction is that Civil Contempt is used

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5 Myths About Child Support

Child support is mandated by the State of North Carolina.  It’s calculated using the parents income and how many children the parties have together.  It also factors in if one of the parties pays for medical insurance for the minor children, and if there are any extra ordinary expenses for the minor children. Those are

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Protect Yourself from Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is out of control.  The following statistics are alarming…and they are more than four years old…and the problem is not diminishing: On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. To put this in perspective, in one year, this equates to more than 10

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Post-Marital and Postnuptial Agreements

Most people recognize the terms “prenuptial” or “premarital agreement.” Likewise, most, are aware that if a married couple part from each other that they may enter into a “Separation Agreement.” Many people do not know that in North Carolina, and most other states, you may enter into a binding contract with your spouse DURING marriage.

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How To Begin Divorce Proceedings in North Carolina

If you’re currently separated from your spouse and seeking a divorce in North Carolina, then here is information shared by our firm’s divorce attorney to help you understand the process. Parties must be separated for a year before filing an action for divorce. One of the parties must have lived in N.C. for six months

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Domestic Violence Amid COVID-19 and How to Obtain a Domestic Violence Protective Order

NBC NEWS reported on April 5, 2020 that reports of domestic violence increased in March in many cities around the country as the coronavirus pandemic spread, according to law enforcement officials — raising concerns about families’ safety as they isolate at home.  The report included the statistic that Charlotte-Mecklenburg police fielded 517 additional calls about domestic violence

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