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What Judge is going to give me custody? I’m the dad.

Back in the June Cleaver era, it was generally assumed that the husband would go off to work while the wife stayed home, made dinner, raised the children, and greeted her husband at the door with a martini when he walked in at 5 PM. This, however, is no longer the norm with working mothers … Continue reading

New Equitable Distribution Law

As though the concept of equitable distribution wasn’t confusing enough already… now there’s new law out there regarding marital gifts when it comes to real property! Don’t worry; I’ll try to break it down for you. On October 1, 2013, the North Carolina Courts, through S.L. 2013-103, amended the marital property presumptions found in G.S. … Continue reading

Absolute Divorce

Have you been separated from your spouse for over one year? Have you lived in North Carolina for the past six months? Do you plan to waive alimony and property/debt issues? If your answer to all of these question is “yes”, then you qualify for an absolute divorce! Also, to get an absolute divorce you … Continue reading

Origins of Valentine’s Day

Giant chocolate hearts filled with candy. Fragrant bouquets of vibrant red roses. Shiny Mylar balloons declaring everlasting love.  Today, these all represent Valentine’s Day, a day of love invoking visions of horse drawn carriages, candlelight dinners and literal beds of roses.  While February 14 may be forever associated with courtly love, this was not always … Continue reading

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