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What Should My Separation Agreement Include?

Are you thinking about divorcing your spouse in North Carolina? Did you know that before you can actually file for divorce, the state requires that you live separately from them for at least one year? ...
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Common Yet Unfamiliar Divorce Court Terms

Stepping into court for any reason can be a pretty confusing time for any person who has not dedicated their career to the law, legalese, and litigation. Divorce court is not an exception, and if you ...
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Steps to Successfully File for Divorce in 2016

Sometimes coming to the decision to file for a divorce is surprisingly easy, you and your spouse both know that your marriage must be dissolved for you to continue to be happy. Sometimes it is one of ...
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Same-Sex Marriage Legalization Could Bring in Millions of Tax Dollars

While it is true that the United States Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage has stirred up more controversy than any ruling in recent memory, it could also be bringing about a ...
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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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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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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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Ways to Reduce the Cost of Your Divorce

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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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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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 to 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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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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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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North Carolina Divorce FAQs: Alimony

All manner of issues contribute to the stress of a divorce. Many of these issues are financial. Alimony is one such matter. If you have any questions about your case, please do not hesitate to contact ...
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Understanding Mediation and Negotiation

When it comes to filing for a divorce, the process may be a complicating one, regardless if you and your spouse are having a peaceful separation or not. However, when it comes to getting what you want ...
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Spelling Out D-I-V-O-R-C-E for Your Children

When children’s parents are going through a divorce, it is safe to assume that they will have a difficult time processing what is taking place. Whether they are experiencing denial of some sort ...
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Three Questions Your Children Will Ask When You Divorce

While a divorce is far from ideal for the spouses, as there will be the stress of property division, new living arrangements, custody, support, and a complete life change; as parents we tend to forget ...
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