February 10, 2016

The US Supreme Court Ruled on Gay Marriage…What Does It Mean For Estate Planning?

When the US Supreme Court ruled in June of 2015 that a state ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional and in violation of the equal protection clause of the 14th…

November 24, 2015

We Broke Up, But I Made the Down Payment, So… Who Gets What?

More common now than ever before, lovebirds will buy a house together before saying “I do” in the hopes they will grow old together in the home that they now…

November 17, 2015

If My Fiancé Breaks our Engagement Can I Bring a Promise to Marry Claim in North Carolina?

Did you get engaged to the love of your life and expect to live happily ever after, just to be dumped before a wedding took place? North Carolina law recognizes…

November 10, 2015

Happily Never After: If my Engagement Ends, Do I Have to Give My Engagement Ring Back?

Girls believe in fairytales from the moment they watch their very first Disney movie. These dreams often include being given a sparkling diamond ring from a prince charming. However, real…

November 3, 2015

What is the Doctrine of Necessaries in North Carolina?

North Carolina recognizes the Doctrine of Necessaries. The doctrine originated from the legal duty of the husband to provide for the expenses of his wife. Today, it applies to both…

October 31, 2015

Facing Divorce as a Stay-at-Home Spouse

Stay-at-home spouses face unique and sometimes terrifying challenges when faced with divorce. Emotional struggles are often paired with feelings of despair over their lack of financial independence – an independence…

October 24, 2015

Considerations When Planning to Remarry

If you are planning a second marriage, there are precautions you may want to consider to protect your assets or ensure the interests of your children from a previous marriage.

October 9, 2015

Navigating the Separation Process in North Carolina

If you and your spouse are considering divorce, it is important to understand North Carolina’s separation requirements. North Carolina law requires that a husband and wife be separated for one…

October 6, 2015

Should I Sign a Prenup?

Should I Sign a Prenuptial Agreement?

Prenuptial agreements are not only for celebrities and billionaires. They have become increasingly more common based on the growing number of individuals that get…

October 2, 2015

What is a Divorce from Bed and Board and Does it Apply in My Case?

For couples no longer living together as husband and wife, establishing a date of separation and becoming legally separated in North Carolina does not require a court order or any…

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