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14 Empowering Lessons People Have Learned from Their Divorce

As painful as a divorce is, the hard lessons of divorce are often what make people into better versions of themselves. This has been attested to time and again by people who have made it through to ...
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Sperm Donor Ordered to Pay Child Support

Five years ago, a Kansas man responded to an ad he saw on Craigslist posted by a lesbian couple seeking a sperm donor. He said that he wanted to help them out. The man donated for free, and he signed ...
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Does Infidelity Affect a Divorce Case in Raleigh?

In North Carolina, adultery is a ground (legal reason) for filing for divorce, and naturally, this will have an effect on the case, often making an already difficult process that much more painful. ...
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Alternatives to a Litigated Divorce

Collaborative Divorce, Divorce Mediation, and Uncontested Divorce in Raleigh, NC Wondering how you can get an amicable divorce in Raleigh? For one thing, you will have to avoid a litigated divorce. ...
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Types of Alimony in North Carolina

Depending on a couple's situation, there are numerous types of short- and long-term alimony (or spousal support) available. If a couple had a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement that outlined how ...
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What Are Grounds for Divorce in North Carolina?

By New Year's Day, many couples have decided that it is time for a divorce. Some couples have known throughout the whole holiday season that they were going to separate, and they were only ...
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Child Custody: Determining the Best Interests of the Child

Ideally, both parents will be able to craft a parenting plan on their own. Presumably, the parents would be much more acquainted with what is best for their child than a court could be, and then ...
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Imputing Income to a Parent Trying to Get Out of Child Support

One of the most complicated issues in an already complicated divorce process is the matter of child support. And that is when both parents are being honest throughout the process. While both parents ...
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Why an Aggressive Divorce Attorney Is the Wrong Attorney

One of the biggest decisions you will ever make in your divorce is your choice of lawyer. If you make the wrong choice, you could end up with a rotten divorce settlement, the consequences of which you ...
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How to Approach a Divorce Settlement

Most divorces will end in a settlement, not in some dramatic courtroom setting. And that is good news, as this gives most couples the chance to end things amicably and quickly. If you are going to get ...
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Holidays and the Decision to Divorce

Whether or not you and your spouse found it difficult to arrive at the decision to divorce, the holidays can complicate your choice. While the stress of the holidays can push couples past the breaking ...
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Five Ways to Reduce the Cost of Your Divorce in North Carolina

One of the top fears faced in a divorce relates to finances. While property division does weigh heavy in couple's minds, the main fear is about how much the divorce itself is going to cost. Even ...
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You Can Make a Happier Divorce Possible

There is no way around it. Divorce can be simply miserable—even if you were the one who asked for it. If you have children, they are also suffering, and from something that is not even their ...
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Getting the Help of Experts in Your Divorce

Divorce is such a complex process for some couples that the assistance of experts is essential. Of course, every divorcing individual will need a legal expert on their side to protect their interests ...
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Demand for Prenups Is Increasing, Says New Survey

More and more people are coming to the realization that prenuptial agreements are not just for couples with a high net worth. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) surveyed divorce ...
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Why Do I Need a Divorce Lawyer?

You may be looking into do-it-yourself options when it comes to divorce, but is it worth the cost in the long run? In most cases, no. Not only can a cheap DIY divorce lead to ghastly errors, but ...
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Prenuptial Agreements FAQ

What exactly does a prenuptial agreement do? For one thing, a prenuptial agreement does not have to mean that you are already thinking about the possibility of a divorce. It actually can include ...
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Getting a Divorce? Here Are 5 Helpful Things to Know

Many couples get blindsided by divorce. After all, when people get married, they certainly are not planning for to be separated one day. So when someone does face divorce, they may not be as prepared ...
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What Can I Do About Child Custody If I Wasn't the Best of Parents Before?

Perhaps you were not a model parent before, but now as you face a divorce, you want to be a better parent for your child. There are ways to improve your chances of still being awarded visitation ...
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The Leading Cause of Divorce: It's Changed

The top reason given for a divorce is no longer infidelity. It is unreasonable behavior. That is what a new U.K. study claims. The Co-operative Legal Services looked over data for the past several ...
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What Is Going to Happen with the House in a Divorce?

Property division is one of the complex and stressful aspects of a divorce. It can be a time consuming process to merely assess which property is separate and which is marital. Probably the most ...
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Survey Results Reveal Top Fears in a Divorce

The respected legal website Avvo.com ran a survey involving nearly 1,300 people: about 900 of the site's users, and more than 400 family law attorneys. The first part of the survey queried the top ...
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Divorce and Your Retirement: 4 Things to Avoid

As more and more couples get divorced in midlife, more and more people are being faced with concerns about how this divorce will affect their retirement plans. According to an ING U.S. study, ...
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What You Can Do If a Spouse Hides Assets from You During a Divorce

Dividing property is a difficult enough endeavor. It can take a lot of time to decide what marital property or divisible property is, and what assets and debts are separate property. The process is ...
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Establishing Paternity in North Carolina

Depending on the circumstances, a paternity test could establish the father's rights and/or the mother's rights, as well as the rights of the child. There are several ways to establish ...
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