Marshall & Taylor recognizes Sarah Privette who was elected to the Board of Directors of the Tenth Judicial District Bar Association and received the President’s Award.

Jeff Marshall is a board certified specialist in Family Law

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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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The divorced couple’s guide to Merry Christmas for the kiddos

If you’re a divorced couple, balancing time spent with the children this holiday season can be a bit tricky. However, if you follow these bits of advice, you will find yourself much more likely to be stress-free and having a merry Christmas after all. Prioritize the welfare of you children and make the festivities about […]

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Kansas judge rules sperm donor does not owe child support to lesbian couple

William Marotta, a Kansas man turned sperm donor via the classified advertisements website Craigslist, was recently sued by the state for child support payments. Ultimately, he was found by a Kansas judge to not be liable to pay for child support to his biological daughter. According to court documents, Marotta answered a Craigslist ad asking […]

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Cynthia Bailey says the hardest part of divorce is maintaining friendship with her ex

Reality television star Cynthia Bailey decided to divorce her husband, entrepreneur Peter Thomas, when their reality show, cable network Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta, was on hiatus for the season earlier this year. According to a report, Bailey said the hardest part of undergoing a divorce is trying to remain civil with an ex-partner. She […]

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Mary J. Blige ‘moving’ on from divorce with Kendu Isaacs

Forty-five-year-old singer, songwriter, model, and record producer Mary Jane Blige said her “heart is okay” during the process of divorce from her husband of 12 years, Kendu Isaacs. Blige filed for divorce from Isaacs in July 2016, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason and requesting that any spousal support to Isaacs be discontinued. In an […]

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Child Custody Battle: The Latest on Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Divorce

Fifty-two-year-old actor and producer Brad Pitt will not let 41-year-old actress, film maker, and humanitarian Angelina Jolie Pitt have sole custody of their six children—15-year-old Maddox Chivan, 12-year-old Pax Thien, 11-year-old Zahara Marley, 10-year-old Shiloh Nouvel, and eight-year-old twins Vivienne Marcheline and Knox Leon—so passively. According to documents obtained by entertainment news network RadarOnline.com, Pitt […]

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