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Should you date before your divorce is finalized?

Divorce has a reputation for being a drawn-out, contentious process. In addition to the time it takes to reach a settlement, North Carolina couples must live separately for 12 months before their divorce becomes final. When you’re ready to move on to the next chapter of your…

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After Pandemic, A Predicted Spike In Divorce Rates

In the minds and hearts of most Americans, 2020 will go down as one of the worst years on record. There are a number of reasons for this, including political divisiveness, racial tension and social unrest. The most life-disrupting issue for many of us, however,…

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A More Peaceful Way To Divorce

For most of the history of divorce, there was only one way to do it: litigation. This is partially why divorce is so often described in terms like “battle” and “fight.” It begins the process on adversarial terms with the idea of a winner and…

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How co-parents can be successful if they work together

There might be emotions you experience after your divorce that aren’t always positive. But when you have children that you co-parent with your ex, you shouldn’t let the negativity that brought your marriage down guide your post-divorce partnership. Bringing positive energy into co-parenting will help your…

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Juvenile-linked matters fundamentally important in family law

Family law does not operate in a vacuum. Put another way, family law is a realm perhaps unmatched in any other sphere for its routine involvement with broad-based matters from multiple legal areas. Take divorce, for example, where issues relevant to finances, taxes and many…

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Celebrity Prenuptial Agreement Contains Odd Provision

Prenuptial agreements have grown in popularity in recent years. This is, in part, because Americans are waiting longer to enter into first marriages, which usually means that each spouse has acquired some personal assets that they want to protect if divorce ever becomes necessary. These…

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4 Reasons to consider equally shared parenting time

Divorce is hard on families – especially kids. But while helping your children adjust to life after divorce isn’t without its challenges, the good news is that over 50 scientific studies on joint physical custody confirm that children who maintain healthy relationships with both of their parents…

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Second Chance Act helps those with juvenile records

In June 2020, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed the Second Chance Act into law. This act, which received bipartisan support, makes significant changes to North Carolina’s expungement laws. This new law makes more criminal records eligible for expungement. Before, even people who have served…

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North Carolina’s divorce waiting period: what to expect

One benefit of North Carolina’s no-fault divorce law is that you no longer have to put your personal life into the public record. In the old days, you had no choice but to provide evidence that your spouse has been neglectful or malicious, or is…

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Dividing a medical practice in a divorce: what you should know

Perhaps the only thing more stressful than practicing medicine is practicing medicine while going through a divorce. If you have your own medical practice and your spouse are splitting up, one of the most important factors to tackle is what will happen to the practice.…

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Not getting married? Consider other legal protection

For many couples, marriage has two meanings: a sentimental or religious purpose and a legal purpose. While the personal side takes a different form for everyone, the legal side is rigid. North Carolina law provides specific benefits and protections to married couples that are not…

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