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Blog Posts in November, 2015

  • Attorney Watts Wins Big in Court of Appeals

    Protecting the rights, and sometimes even the safety, of our clients is not only our duty here at Collins Family Law Group, but it is also our passion. Therefore, it is with great pride and honor that we announce that the Court of Appeals (COA) of North Carolina has recently issued a favorable ruling in Comstock v. Comstock , a complicated domestic violence appeal handled by Rebecca Watts . ...
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  • Tax Consequences in a Divorce: Equitable Distribution, Alimony, and Children

    Taxes are an inevitable part of life. As such, they should be kept in mind when you are dealing with matters related to divorce. There are various tax consequences that result from claims related to divorce, such as alimony, child support, child custody , and equitable distribution. Equitable Distribution When property is divided between you and your spouse after separation, this is considered ...
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  • Child Custody: Tips on What To Do

    During a custody dispute , your actions will be looked at very closely by the other parent (or that parent’s attorney). Here are some useful tips that you will want to consider when you are in a custody case: Keep the other parent involved in the children’s lives as much as possible by exchanging information with that parent regarding the children. This includes information about the children’s ...
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  • Child Custody: Tips on What Not to Do

    When you find yourself in the middle of a custody dispute, you need to be careful to refrain from certain activities that may have a harmful effect on your case. The following are some common issues that the other parent (or that parent’s attorney) may use against you: Do not say bad things about the other parent (or the other parent’s family) within hearing distance of your child, even if the ...
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  • The Basics of Domestic Violence

    An act of domestic violence may be addressed both in the criminal and civil courts. The criminal court is involved when the State of North Carolina, through the district attorney, brings criminal charges against the alleged abuser (most commonly for assault, communicating threats, or violating a domestic violence protective order). In the criminal context, the victim is a witness for the State, ...
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