Family Law

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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The Difference Between Post and Pre-Nuptial Marital Agreements

Although premarital agreements (“prenups”) and separation agreements are common in this state, North Carolina also authorizes Post-Nuptial Agreements (“postnuptial”).  Postnuptial in Mecklenburg and Union County primarily deal with property issues and are used, for example, in situations where the parties want to separate but cannot afford to have two households and pay a mortgage. The

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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

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How to Get a Divorce in North Carolina

In North Carolina, the requirements for obtaining a divorce are straight-forward and simple. However, the process is also one which is driven by strict statutory and procedural requirements which must be met to sever the marital relationship. 1.      Elements of Absolute Divorce To obtain a divorce in the state of North Carolina, at

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4 Things You Need to Know About Pre-Marital Agreements

Premarital Agreements, also known as Prenuptial Agreements (“prenups”) are authorized by North Carolina General Statute § 52B, the Uniform Premarital Agreement Act.  A Premarital Agreement is “an agreement between prospective spouses made in contemplation of marriage and to be effective upon marriage.”  The agreement must be in writing and signed by both parties. The premarital

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