July 12, 2016

Issuing and Serving Foreign Subpoenas in North Carolina – Here’s What You Need to Know

North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 1F: Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act

North Carolina courts allow out-of-state subpoenas to be issued and served against North Carolina citizens (including…

June 2, 2016

Hollywood Headliners: What’s in a Name?

What do Katy Perry, John Legend, Miley Cyrus, Faith Hill, Elton John, and Bruno Mars have in common? They all use a different name than the one they were given at…

May 31, 2016

Secure Your Oxygen Mask First

“If there is a drop in cabin pressure, panels above your seat will open, revealing oxygen masks. If this happens, pull a mask toward you until the tube…

May 3, 2016

From the Mouth of Babes… “Mom, are you ready to be his friend?”

April 25 is “Parental Alienation Awareness Day.”  Perhaps, you haven’t heard of Parental Alienation. Unfortunately, many children and parents going through a divorce know it all too well.

Rosalind Sedacca,…

April 5, 2016

Attorney-to-Attorney | What I learned from the Untimely Death of a Client

There are few things in life that a family law attorney has not heard or seen between clients and their significant others when it comes to secrets kept behind closed…

March 23, 2016

Supreme Court Decision Illustrates That Issues Remain for LGBT Equality

Following the United States Supreme Court’s decision to recognize the right of same-sex couples to marry, it was only a matter of time before the Court would need to address…

March 4, 2016

Divorce Lawyer or Family Law Attorney – Is there a difference?

Is there a difference between a divorce attorney and a family law attorney? The short answer is no. The term “divorce” contemplates the dissolution of marriage, but both divorce and…

February 29, 2016

Deadlines in Family Law Litigation – What You Need to Know

Often in the world of courts and litigation, participants have to meet certain deadlines to file documents, make payments, and produce certain items. Rules of Civil Procedure are designed to…

February 29, 2016

Paying on the Family Home After Separation

As anyone involved in family law litigation knows, it can take two to three years or more following the date of separation before outstanding issues between the parties can be resolved…

February 26, 2016

Help! I’m in Love, But I Can’t Go Through Another Financial Hardship. How Can I protect Myself?

No one enters into a marriage assuming, thinking or dreaming that a divorce will occur. However, things change, love wanes, and divorces happen. Unfortunately, the divorce rate runs higher in…

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