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Changes to North Carolina Family Law Which Affect Alimony and Post-Nuptial and Separation Agreements

In North Carolina, there are three types of contracts between spouses in which spouses may settle certain rights and obligations arising from their marriage (equitable distribution and/or spousal support): 1. Premarital Agreements (Prenuptial Agreements or Pre-Nups); 2. Postnuptial Agreements; and 3. Separation Agreements (Separation and Property Settlement Agreements). Many North Carolinians are familiar with pre-nups …

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Things To Do Before Separating From Your Spouse in North Carolina

Speak with a Divorce and Family Law Attorney.  If you are considering separating from your spouse, it is imperative that you meet with a family law attorney first.  In North Carolina, many legal rights (and obligations) accompany the decision to separate and divorce.  The big picture issues that arise when you separate from your spouse …

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Divorce Costs and Tips for Minimizing Legal Fees in North Carolina

Divorce costs in North Carolina are difficult to quote.  There are many variables in determining the ultimate legal costs of divorce in North Carolina.  If your case is a simple, uncontested divorce (no property, alimony, child custody or child support issues), then your costs can be relatively low – under $1,000.  If you do have …

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Alienation and Affection and Criminal Conversation Law in North Carolina

North Carolina is one of a few states that continues to recognize the marital torts of alienation of affections and criminal conversation. Despite multiple judicial and legislative attempts to abolish these causes of action, they remain viable. In August of 2009, the Governor signed new legislation making significant changes to alienation of affections and criminal …

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