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North Carolina Alimony FAQ

If you are getting divorced in North Carolina, you likely have questions about alimony, also known as spousal support, especially if you or your spouse earns a significantly higher income than the other. In today’s blog post, we’re answering some of the most commonly asked questions about NC alimony. Who can receive alimony? If one spouse can be considered “dependent” on the other, he or she may be awarded Read More

Adoption Basics: What You Need to Know to Get Started

Adoption is the process wherein the legal relationship between a parent and a child is established where no biological relationship exists. The minor child must be either “free for adoption” or “given in adoption” by an authorized individual or an agency. In North Carolina, the court is not allowed to grant a petition for adoption without the minor’s consent if the minor is 12 or older.  Therefore, to ensure that Read More

Four Reasons Unwed Fathers Need to Establish Paternity of Their Children

In North Carolina, as in most states, an unwed father is not automatically assumed to be his child’s parent, like a father who is married to his child’s mother would be. In order to have the legal rights of a father, unwed men must take steps to legally establish their paternity of their children. Read on to discover a few of the reasons it is so important to legally establish your paternity. Health insurance Read More

Don’t Risk it: Protect Your Finances From Coronavirus Complications

Many Americans spend a lot of time and effort in managing their finances. While most are worried about how the coronavirus (COVID-19) will impact their income—whether that’s because they are temporarily furloughed, find themselves suddenly without a job, or watching their investment and retirement accounts dwindle—there is another way COVID-19 can wreak havoc on American’s finances: lack of incapacity Read More

A New Beginning: Tips for Starting Fresh After a Divorce

The divorce process is emotionally draining and can take a huge toll on you. However, when it is finally over, the freedom you feel is simultaneously amazing and terrifying. When you are divorced, you are liberated. Deciding what to do with that liberation is a wonderful adventure. At the Law Offices of Regina M. Taylor, we’ve gotten to usher many men and women out of unhappy marriages and into the next chapter of Read More

Coronavirus and Child Support

Today we are living in a world that just a few weeks to a month or two ago, most of us never would have imagined. As we face our new reality, we rush to put systems in place that will allow us a semblance of normalcy and keep us closer to our routines and order from before. For parents who rely on child support payments from their formal partners, there’s a big question looming: How will coronavirus impact child Read More

Stepparent Adoptions vs. Second Parent Adoptions

Are you looking to become the legal parent of your partner's child? North Carolina law has provisions for many different types of couples who want to adopt a child, whether or not they're genetically related to the child. However, unlike many other states, North Carolina does not allow couples to adopt children if they are not married. For that reason, step parent adoptions are possible in North Carolina while second Read More

3 Legal Issues that Arise with ART

Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) is a medical technology that makes it possible for individuals and couples to fulfill their dream of becoming parents. Conception (usually with physician assistance) is achieved using gametes (eggs and sperm) either from a donor or from the intended parent(s). The three most common forms of ART are: In vitro fertilization: the extraction of sperm and ova from a man and a Read More

How Are Debts Handled in a Divorce?

Ending a marriage is a decision that comes with serious financial consequences. For many couples, one of the most significant areas of stress is the division of assets and debts. Knowing how North Carolina divides debt during divorce can help you plan ahead, budget, and get ready for the next stage of your life. North Carolina as an Equitable Distribution State North Carolina, like many other states, is an Read More

Blending the Family: Four Tips for a Smooth Transition

Are you divorced with kids? Have you found a new partner who has children of their own? Have you made the decision to blend your two families into one? Making the move to blend your families is an exciting yet nerve wracking time. There are probably a thousand questions swarming in your head. What if our parenting styles clash? What if our kids don’t get along? What if my child doesn’t adjust well to having a new Read More