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Can you sue the other woman for ruining your marriage?

If your spouse left you for another woman, several aspects of your life may now suffer, including your dignity and reputation. In business, you can sue for defamation, so why can you not sue another person for wreaking havoc on your personal life? Well, in…

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What if you are reported for child abuse in North Carolina?

In North Carolina, state law requires people to report their concerns to the Department of Social Services if they suspect child abuse or neglect. As a parent, this can be upsetting, as well as frightening. You may wonder what would cause someone to suspect you…

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Jury awards husband $8.8 million in alienation of affection case

Alienation of affection means that another person willfully ended your marriage by seducing your spouse, and in North Carolina it is grounds for a civil action. As reported by the News & Observer, the founder of BMX Stunt Shows, Keith King, sued a man he…

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What custody rights do North Carolina grandparents have?

Like other grandparents, you likely consider your grandchild one of life’s greatest gifts and are thankful for the time you get to spend with him or her. Should issues arise between your child and his or her spouse, however, it may threaten your relationship with…

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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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