Separation

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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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

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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

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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

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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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