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Negotiate Divorce Settlement With Your Spouse

From the moment you decide to file for a divorce, or the moment your spouse serves you with divorce papers, you begin a journey that will be full of emotional and legal challenges. From a legal standpoint, your work will not be complete until you have negotiated an official divorce settlement. Known as a Marital […]

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Filing for Divorce in the Military

Divorce is universally recognized as a difficult and emotionally challenging process, laden with complexities and uncertainties. However, when either you or your spouse serves in the military, navigating the dissolution of marriage takes on an added layer of intricacy. Military divorces introduce a distinct set of legal considerations and hurdles that aren’t typically encountered in […]

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Negotiating a Settlement Out of Court

Going through a divorce is never easy. But amidst the emotional turmoil, tackling the legalities before a judge adds another layer of stress, expense, and, in some cases, animosity. The good news is that many couples successfully negotiate a divorce settlement out of court. By agreeing to work together for a mutually beneficial outcome, you […]

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3 Types of Custody

There is no one-size-fits-all type of custody arrangement. With that in mind, the courts have devised a system that breaks down child custody into different types. The court then evaluates the child’s best interests and initiates a custody arrangement that best meets the child’s physical, social, and emotional needs. What types of custody arrangements are […]

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How to Get an Emergency Custody Order

You would do anything to protect your child, but what about when you need to protect them from another parent or family member? It is frightening to think that a parent could be capable of harming their child. However, if you believe that your child is in danger while in the custody of the other […]

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Joint Custody Work Explained 

In many jurisdictions, courts prefer to settle on joint custody agreements because it helps children foster good relationships with their parents. When each parent gets actively involved in a child’s upbringing, that child tends to thrive physically, socially, and emotionally. Yet, what is a joint custody arrangement? While many people think the term is straightforward, […]

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Guide to Appointing a Legal Guardian

Because a child lacks the legal capacity to manage their affairs, they need a responsible adult to protect their health, welfare, and rights. Although a child’s parents typically fulfill this role, a child may not have parents willing or able to exercise their parental duties. The court can appoint someone as a child’s legal guardian […]

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All About Temporary Guardianship

In North Carolina, guardianship is a legal relationship in which a person or agency (the guardian) obtains authority from the court to make decisions and act on behalf of a person (the ward) who cannot make decisions for themselves due to physical or mental incapacity. The guardian serves as a decision-maker and an advocate for […]

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What Are the Consequences of Verbal Abuse?

Many people think about domestic abuse primarily in terms of physical violence. Those who suffer abuse at the hands of their partners or other family members often experience painful and even debilitating bodily injuries. However, domestic violence comprises not only physical abuse but verbal abuse as well. Verbal abuse can have equally harmful consequences for […]

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What Happens if I Don’t Pay Child Support in North Carolina?

Child support is one of the most important considerations during a divorce, and it is a legal obligation that parents must take seriously. For failing to pay child support in North Carolina, you could face serious consequences. In this article, we will look at what can happen when you do not pay child support in […]

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