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Raleigh Divorce Blog

Five Tips for Winning Your Divorce Case

Even if you remain amicable with your spouse, going through a divorce can be an emotional and challenging experience. When you make the painful decision to end your marriage, you’re forced to deal with the legal process of negotiating property division, child custody, and other terms. Unfortunately, many divorcing couples can’t agree on the terms […]

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Who Claims the Kids on Your Taxes in Divorce?

Many financial issues can arise when you and your spouse decide to file for divorce. One major issue you need to address is who can claim your children as dependents on federal and state tax returns. It can become a contentious dispute between you and your ex. You could benefit from hiring a lawyer to […]

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Will I Have to Take on My Ex’s Debt?

In most divorces, one of the issues that spouses must resolve is the division of the marital estate. While many people focus on the division of assets, such as real estate, vehicles, business interests, or stocks and retirement accounts, property division in divorce can also cover debts held by the spouses. Spouses may be surprised […]

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Does Facetime Count as Visitation?

Virtual visitation is an acceptable form of child visitation in North Carolina. It involves interactions between a parent and their kids through electronic devices, such as cell phones, computers, and tablets. A major form of virtual visitation involving face-to-face communication is using Facetime, Zoom, Skype, or another type of video calling. Divorce can be challenging […]

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How to Protect Your Kids’ Inheritance in a Divorce

When you have worked hard your entire life to build up wealth, you may want to see it go to your children after you have passed. That’s not unusual, and it’s not hard to do if you and the children’s other parent are still married to each other. But what happens if there’s a second […]

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How Are IRAs Divided in Divorce?

IRAs, among other assets, can be subject to division between two spouses during a divorce. How much of the account each person receives will depend on various factors outlined in North Carolina statute § 50-20. A judge can use their discretion to decide what’s equitable based on the circumstances. North Carolina is an equitable distribution state. […]

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How Are 401(k)s Divided in Divorce?

When you’re going through a divorce, you might face a contentious battle with your spouse over who should keep which property. However, most people commonly fight over a house or car and forget about other important assets like 401(k)s. Sometimes, a 401(k) is the biggest asset a person has. You spent your life saving for […]

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How Is Property Division Determined in NC?

When you’ve decided to divorce, one of the things you and your soon-to-be-ex may argue about is the division of property. There are several considerations you should keep in mind when you decide how to handle who gets what. According to North Carolina statute § 50-20, there are three types of property: Marital Property Marital […]

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How Is Child Custody Decided in NC?

It’s typically best if a divorcing couple can agree to the terms of child custody outside of court. If you can’t seem to settle this matter, you will likely have to battle it out in court. It can become a contentious and stressful situation for both parties and for the children. Unfortunately, when you need […]

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NC extends age of children allowed in foster care system to 21

The state of North Carolina has decided to expand the foster care system to provide aid for young adults as they transition into adulthood. Under the new law, people over the age of 18 can now be in the system until their 21st birthday. After leaving foster care but realizing they are unable to make […]

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