October 3, 2014

Not All Retirement Plans are easy to divide in Divorce

Many divorcing couples have retirement plans that they will want to divvy up as part of the equitable distribution process. Often times, a spouse will have to transfer a portion…

October 3, 2014

Not All Retirement Plans Are Easy to Divide

Many divorcing couples have retirement plans that they will want to divvy up as part of the equitable distribution process. Often times, a spouse will have to transfer a portion…

August 22, 2014

Can I Date After I’m Separated, But Before I am Divorced?

This is a question I am frequently asked; and although the technically correct answer is “yes,” my advice is usually “NO!” Such advice, however, bears further clarification of context.

Absolutely…

June 18, 2014

The Hague Convention and International Child Abduction

Long known as the standard for the treatment of prisoners of war, The Hague Convention is also the international treaty that serves as the source of ongoing agreement between nations…

June 18, 2014

Custody and Visitation – Grandparents v. Parents

Family law attorneys are seeing an increasing number of grandparents seeking visitation and custody with their grandchildren through the court system. Grandparents’ concerns have been heightened by the U.S. Supreme…

June 1, 2014

Beware Of Interference With A Marriage Under North Carolina Law

When a marriage ends, the emotional and economic impact on both spouses is immeasurable. According to a study conducted twenty years ago that compared stressful life events, the greatest personal…

November 15, 2013

How Should a Family Law Mediation Settlement Be Documented?

Reaching an agreement through mediation in a family law matter can be hard work, but also yield a great sense of relief when the final pieces are nailed down.  It…

September 30, 2013

College Expenses – In The News Again

In a previous post, I noted that the legal obligation to support a child in North Carolina generally ends when either the child obtains the age of eighteen or graduates…

August 12, 2013

Divorce Bites – But Who Gets the Pet?

It’s no secret that I’m an animal lover.  Anyone who knows me can tell you that my dog, Taco, is like a member of the family.  Just look at those…

June 6, 2013

Can I record my spouse’s phone calls?

With the ever increasing amount of technology available to us in our daily lives, many electronic devices such as computers or cell phones have become an increasingly popular resource for…

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