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Private vs. Agency Adoption: Understanding the Legal Side

On the emotional level, adoption occurs when you open your household to a child born to another family and love them as your own. Legally, it is the process of transferring parental rights from one parent or set of parents to another.  In North Carolina, there are different types of adoptions, but the best-known options are private and agency. In this blog, we’ll go over how each one works and the legal Read More

Navigating the Holidays as a Co-Parent

The 2020 holiday season has already thrown many of us for a loop with COVID-19, stay-at-home orders, and remote learning for our little ones. On top of these considerations, many parents are facing the holiday season with a new title: co-parent. If you’re dreading the next couple of months, know this: you don’t have to feel this way! Some stress is to be expected, but you can minimize it with the help of the Read More

Considering Adoption in North Carolina? How to Prepare

Are you thinking about bringing a new child into your family through adoption? If becoming an adoptive parent is on your radar, there are some steps you can take to prepare before you really dive into the process. If you’re interested in getting ahead of the game, read on! Understand What “Adoption” Really Means Adoption is the legal process through which a parent/child relationship is established between two Read More

Four Reasons It’s a Good Idea to Have a Premarital Agreement

Premarital agreements, which are also called prenuptial agreements or prenups, might not seem very romantic, but they’re an excellent way for you and your partner to protect yourself and grow closer. At The Law Offices of Regina M. Taylor, we believe that premarital agreements are an essential tool for couples who want to protect their finances and their relationship. In today’s blog post, we’re looking at four Read More

Four Benefits of Legal Re-Adoption

If you’ve adopted a child from abroad, you may have heard the term “re-adoption.” This concept can be confusing and overwhelming for parents. In today’s blog post we’re breaking it down so that you can better understand what it is and why it is sometimes necessary. If you are the parent of an internationally adopted child, we hope this blog post can give you some insight into why re-adopting can be beneficial or even Read More

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