The short answer to this question is simply, no. Many people come in to my office and tell me that they need to “file” for separation. In North Carolina, separation is important because spouses must be separated for one year prior to filing for divorce. So, let’s start with how we define a separation. A… Read More
Thanksgiving is a time we typically associate with family- big family dinners, time spent together, shopping with and for loved ones, and of course, giving thanks for all we have. But how do you find things to be thankful for after a separation and/or divorce. Your family dynamics have changed, maybe you’re splitting holidays with… Read More
Protecting your assets during a divorce, at least within North Carolina, can be a difficult undertaking. First, let’s talk about what this article is not. This article is not a way to learn tips and tricks about hiding your money from your spouse. Hiding assets from a partner in a divorce isn’t just inadvisable, it’s… Read More
When preparing for a custody case, we often have clients ask what they need to do to get ready for the trial. We will have them focus on gathering documentation, and things we can do to better our client’s chances of a favorable outcome. However, just as important as the things you DO, are the… Read More
Becoming legally separated from your spouse can be a very trying, and painful process. This can be especially true for those couples who did not arrive at the decision to part ways amicably. Amidst the grief and heartache of the divorce, having to think about legalities can be overwhelming. By receiving guidance from a compassionate… Read More
The holidays can be one of the most difficult times for parents and children following separation and divorce. Getting used to splitting holidays can cause some turmoil for both the child(ren) and parents of separated families. These are tough waters to navigate, especially if the separation was recent, or if this is the first holiday… Read More
There is no defined set of custody schedules that must be adhered to when determining what works best for each individual family. A custody schedule should be determined based on the needs of the child(ren), the parents’ schedules and availability, the location of each parent relative to each other and the child(ren)’s school/daycare, and the… Read More
Separating is hard, but the divorce process can be harder if you aren’t prepared. Take these steps before leaving your spouse.
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