Intro to Family Law, Part 6: Divorce

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This is Part Six of a six-post series on family law. This week’s post discusses child support. Previous entries in this series can be found here: Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five. The term divorce refers to the process of obtaining a judgment of absolute divorce which legally dissolves and terminates the […]

Intro to Family Law, Part 5: Post-Separation Support and Alimony

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This is Part Five of a six-post series on family law. This week’s post discusses child support. Previous entries in this series can be found here: Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four. Post-separation support (“PSS”) and alimony claims are claims for spousal support.  An essential requirement for both claims is that the claimant be […]

Intro to Family Law, Part 4: Equitable Distribution

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This is Part Four of a six-post series on family law. This week’s post discusses child support. Previous entries in this series can be found here: Part One, Part Two, Part Three. The distribution of marital and divisible property and debts is referred to as equitable distribution (hereinafter referred to as “ED”).  You and your […]

Intro to Family Law, Part 3: Child Support

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This is Part Three of a six-post series on family law. This week’s post discusses child support. Previous entries in this series can be found here: Part One, Part Two. Child support generally is resolved by applying the North Carolina Child Support Guidelines.  However, it is possible to request a deviation from the Child Support […]

Intro to Family Law, Part 2: Child Custody

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Now for the second post in our six-part introduction to family law. This week’s post discusses child custody. Part One of this series is available here. Child custody claims which are not resolved by agreement or mediation are decided by a judge.  The legal standard for determining custody is “the best interests of the child.”  […]

An Introduction to Family Law

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This is the first in a series of six posts about family law, including divorce, child custody and support, and equitable divorce. Today’s post is intended to answer questions that clients frequently ask about separation and divorce. But first, a disclaimer: these posts are not intended as a comprehensive discussion of the law about separation and […]

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