August 12, 2019

IT’S JUST AN OFFER:  Thoughts on Initial Settlement Proposals in Divorce

Clients and attorneys generally want to settle cases out of court. Clients readily recognize the financial and emotional benefits of avoiding court. Some clients go into his or her attorney’s…

August 2, 2019

Why Do Divorce Cases Take So Long?  PART TWO

This article is PART TWO of a two-part series shedding light on some of the realities that can prolong the divorce process. Part One focuses on the pre-court/mediation…

July 23, 2019

Why Do Divorce Cases Take So Long? PART ONE

I often warn clients at the outset of their divorce case that the process will likely take longer and be more expensive than they anticipate. In my 28 years…

May 24, 2019

Division of Retirement Benefits between Former Spouses

A common concern among spouses facing separation and divorce is the prospect of dividing their retirement accounts because of the misconception that retirement accounts have to be liquidated to…

May 24, 2019

Alimony Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

The current federal tax laws enacted in late 2017 have been the subject of many news stories and articles. Although most aspects of the legislation took…

January 9, 2019

An Amazonian Divorce

Although many in the Raleigh area were disappointed to hear that Amazon’s much-anticipated HQ2 wouldn’t be landing in Wake County, Jeff Bezos is making headlines once again but for…

December 19, 2018

A Child’s Wishes in Custody Modifications

When it comes to modifications to child custody orders in North Carolina, parents often wonder if North Carolina law permits a child to determine where to live; either with…

November 28, 2018

Family Law Mediation: When is a good time?

Mediation can be an effective alternative to litigating your marital and family issues while avoiding the frustration and complexity of court proceedings. Mediation can occur at various stages of your…

November 9, 2018

Six Essential Co-Parenting Tips for Divorced Couples

The term “co-parenting” describes the process where two parents work together to raise a child even though they are divorced or separated and no longer live together. The manner in…

October 19, 2018

A Divorce Attorney’s Perspective on the Importance of Self-Care

Self-care is a hot topic these days. If you are a Pinterest fan, a quick search of “self-care” brings up quotes, routines, ideas, products, journals, and other…

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