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Archive for November 2011

Getting Divorced? Check Your Facebook Page!

Facebook has become a divorce attorney’s dream. People post on facebook things that in the past an attorney could only have gotten by hiring a private investigator. It seems today that everyone is sharing their dirty laundry with their online friends. If you are getting a divorce or even thinking about getting a divorce take a … Continue reading

Thinking about Divorce? Do These 10 Things First

1. Talk to a marriage counselor. Divorce is not easy on anyone. If you don’t know a counselor call our office and we can refer you to someone that can help. Do this even if your spouse doesn’t want to go with you. Also, think about talking with a pastor. 2. Consult with an attorney. … Continue reading

What Should I Wear to Court?

Remember the judge doesn’t know you. He/she is taking  cues from the way you look and what you say. You want to make the best first impression. What to wear: Women: well-fitting dark or khaki slacks or a skirt that hits the knees; Conservative pant or skirt suit; closed toed conservative shoes. Men: well-fitting pant … Continue reading

Divorce and the Holidays: How to Survive

If you are in the middle of a divorce or recently survived the storm facing the holidays may make you seem a little blue. It might be the first time you have not had your children on Thanksgiving. You might find it hard to sing “Joy to the World“. Maybe those Christmas tunes you always … Continue reading

Is Your Spouse Tracking You With Your Cell Phone?

When Apple released its new iOS 5 operating system to go with itsiPhone 4S, it touted a new app called “Find My Friends” as a great way to track and meet up with friends. If they agree, you can see their locations on a map on your screen. But the app’s enterprising customers are apparently already finding other uses. … Continue reading

Agree to Litigate in Private: Think Again the T.V. Can Find You

The North Carolina Court of Appeals in France v. France affirming a lower court ruling that had declined to close proceedings in a family law dispute.  The decision was significant in that the parties had sought to close proceedings on the basis of a confidentiality provision in a separation agreement.  In 2007 the parties separated. They … Continue reading

Home From the War to Find A Child Was Born

A couple have an affair. The man leaves for Iraq. While he’s gone the woman has his child. For whatever reasons she doesn’t tell him. She gives the child to her parents to raise. Four years later the man returns from Iraq and learns he has a child. He immediately quit his job and moved … Continue reading

Beware Leaving Your Children With Family

In Hinton-Lynch v. Frierson, the N.C. Court of Appeals in a matter of first impression held that a mother who had left her child with her parents for four months could not prevail on her claim for kidnapping or interference with custody.  The mother who had legal custody of the child pursuant to a Georgia court order, left your child … Continue reading

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