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Understanding alimony in North Carolina

North Carolina divorces often involve court orders for alimony, also known as spousal support. The court generally orders these support payments when it is clear that there is a history of one spouse being dependent on the other for financial support. The goal of awarding alimony is…

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Must I pay alimony if there is no marital fault?

Often, one of the most contentious aspects of a divorce is alimony. While child support payments can also cause heated debate, alimony has a particular potential to be acrimonious. Many people believe that in North Carolina there is no need to pay alimony if marital…

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How can I get child support in North Carolina?

When a child’s parents separate, North Carolina requires each parent to financially contribute to his or her upbringing. The state child support system mandates monthly payments until the child turns 18 or until age 20 if he or she is still attending high school. If…

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Can I adopt my partner’s biological child?

LGBTQ legal issues did not resolve when the Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage legal. There are still many lingering problems the community faces. In North Carolina, one of those issues occurs when a same-sex couple tries to create their own family by having children. You…

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Answers to your North Carolina child custody questions

If your marriage or long-term relationship is ending, your foremost concern is the well-being of your children. How will they handle the separation? Where will they live, and with whom? When it comes to child custody, the court makes a determination based on the child’s…

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