Is My Soon-to-Be Ex-Spouse Entitled to My Retirement?

Divorce proceedings are often quite complex, and require conversations about property, assets, child custody, and other sensitive issues. Any number of these elements can bring their own level of complexity, but one of the more involved aspects has to do with retirement accounts. Let’s explore how North Carolina handles the division of these benefits during a divorce. Under What Category Is Retirement? The Read More

Thinking About Divorce? Be Sure to Prepare Yourself Financially

A divorce can take its toll both mentally and emotionally, but one aspect that is sometimes overlooked is the effect it has on one’s finances. Once you’ve decided to get a divorce, there are certain things you should do to prepare financially, not only so your divorce can proceed smoothly, but also so that you’ll be set up for success after it’s over. Here are a few key things to think about when it comes to your Read More

5 Ways Your Spouse May Conceal Assets in Order to Get a Better Settlement

If you’re about to get divorced and are relying on having enough money to be self-sufficient when all's said and done, it might be in your best interests to make sure your assets are divided fairly. Yet if your spouse has been in control of your finances for the duration of your marriage, how can you really know what assets you have? Here are five things to look out for that might signal your spouse is concealing Read More

5 Steps to Take Right Away Once You Know Divorce Is Imminent

Divorce proceedings can sometimes take a long time to complete, and in order to protect yourself and your future, some things should be handled immediately. When you can tell that a divorce is coming soon, think about these five steps and how they might benefit you in the long run. Meet with a Lawyer Instead of being blindsided when you’re served with divorce papers, you can meet with an attorney Read More

A New Beginning: 4 Signs That It May Be Time to Get a Divorce

There are a lot of major decisions we face in our lives, and getting married is toward the top of the list. With that major event may come the decision to get divorced. Deciding to get divorced is a big deal, and it should be taken seriously. If, after a lot of consideration, you feel that leaving your spouse will ultimately create a positive impact for you and your life going forward, there’s no reason to delay the Read More

5 Common Questions About North Carolina Child Support

A lot of questions can come with paying or receiving child support. After all, it’s a new part of your life that you’ve never had to navigate, so it’s only natural that there will be aspects of it that you’re not sure how to handle. Ultimately, child support is designed for the best interests of your kids, so make sure you have a full understanding of how it works and what is required. Some common questions come up Read More

A Brief Guide to Uncontested Divorce in North Carolina

Divorce is rarely easy, but when both spouses agree to the divorce, the process can be less painful from both a time and resources perspective. While there is no specific provision under the law to speed up a divorce in North Carolina, when the couple agrees on most of the aspects of the separation, the divorce process can move much faster. Divorce in North Carolina In North Carolina, divorce is referred to as Read More

Don’t Be Defeated: How to Use Your Divorce to Reinvent Yourself and Start Over

We’ve all heard the saying, “It’s not an end, it’s a new beginning.” During the earliest days after divorce, we typically face so many changes and challenges that we don’t feel adventurous at all. This is completely normal: a major chapter in your life has closed. After giving yourself permission to grieve, use the tips below to reinvent yourself and realize your potential in a way that might previously have been Read More

Understanding the Difference Between a North Carolina Divorce and Annulment

In North Carolina, as in most states, certain couples facing very specific circumstances may be able to seek a legal annulment rather than a divorce. While annulments are far less common, and apply in far fewer situations than a divorce, they are often the better choice when a couple qualifies. Learning about the differences between a divorce and an annulment in North Carolina is an important place to start, but the Read More

5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Facing a Child Custody Dispute

Parents involved in child custody disputes are often faced with tough decisions about what is best for their child. These decisions are made even more difficult when one parent disagrees with the other as to the best custody solution for their family. Despite wanting to do the best for their child, parents may accidentally damage their chances of being awarded custody. Below are five common mistakes to avoid when Read More