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North Carolina Domestic Violence Protective Orders

Chapter 50B of the North Carolina Statutes provides a trial court with the authority to enter a domestic violence order of protection in certain circumstances.  Domestic violence is defined as:  the commission of one or more of the following acts upon an aggrieved party or upon a minor child residing with or in the custody …

Divorce and Property Division: Protecting Your Assets

North Carolina is an equitable distribution State.  That means that spouses’ interests in assets and debts are determined as of the date of separation.  Equitable distribution allows assets and debts to be classified, valued, and distributed between the parties.  All assets and debts fit into one of three classifications:  separate, marital, or divisible.  Separate property, …

Relocation and Custody Orders 

A goal of North Carolina custody law is to enter custody orders that will withstand the test of time.  The presumption is that children are best served by orders which will provide consistency and stability and that frequent trips to court to change custody are not in the best interests of children.

Collaborative Divorce v. Litigation: Which Is Right for You?

Divorce can be dramatic, ugly, and adversarial. Not everyone is prepared for or wants to go through the financial and emotional cost of a litigious split.  While litigation is necessary in certain circumstances, it certainly doesn’t have to be the default. For many, resolving cases outside of Court can have incredible benefits, especially if children are involved.

Important Help for Fathers to Win Child Custody

Divorce is a difficult situation in and of itself — then you throw in the added battle of child custody, and things get even more complicated. reports that only 17.5% of custodial parents are fathers — a discouraging number for the good dads out there fighting for custody of their kids. While the courts …

Five Mistakes to Avoid in Life After Divorce for Men

Five Mistakes to Avoid in Life After Divorce for Men Sometimes, divorce is a much-needed relief from a toxic relationship. Other times, it can be a life-altering catastrophe that ends in heartbreak. Movies tend to portray women as the ones who experience most of the emotional distress, while men are often depicted as being hardened …

The Stages of Emotional Affairs

It is commonly accepted that, when it comes to extramarital affairs, there are two main kinds of cheating: physical cheating and emotional cheating. The word “cheating” makes most people assume that sexual relations occurred, but emotional cheating can be even more damaging to a marriage than sex. It’s common for people who have fallen into …