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New Law Allows Challenge to Paternity

New law allows fathers to challenge paternity and set aside child support orders. Law becomes effective January 1, 2012 and provides that you have one year to file the motion from the date you discover or should have discovered that you are not the father of the child. The law provides that anyone who would otherwise be eligible under … Continue reading

Supreme Court to Decide if Child Conceived by Dead Father’s Sperm Can Collect Benefits

More than 100 applications have been filed for survivor benefits for children conceived posthumously and it is likely that more will be filed as it becomes less expensive to store sperm and conceive at a later date. In this case, a woman’s husband died of cancer. The woman then conceived a child via in vitro fertilization by … Continue reading

Think Your Dating Website Account is Safe From Discovery?

If you do, think again. A Connecticut judge has ordered lawyers representing a divorcing couple to exchange passwords to their clients’ Facebook and dating websites. Judge Kenneth Schluger ordered the password exchange in the divorce of Stephen and Courtney Gallion, according to the Forbes blog The Not-So Private Parts. So what is the moral of this story? Dating … Continue reading

What is Collaborative Divorce?

Collaborative divorce is one of the newest methods for resolving your divorce and custody dispute. The way it works is that each party (you and your spouse) retain separate attorneys. Both you, your spouse, and each of your individual attorneys agree to work together to negotiate a settlement. You all agree that you will not litigate the … Continue reading

The Cost of Raising a Prodigy

Do you have a budding Monet or a young golfer preparing to take on the Masters? If so getting divorced won’t end your financial obligations to pay for lessons and tournaments. In Plomaritis v. Plomaritis, the N.C. Court of Appeals upheld the lower court’s finding that the father was in arrears on child support where he … Continue reading

20 Do’s and Don’ts for Surviving Divorce

Story courtesy of The Survivor’s Club Divorce can be a very confusing, often difficult time. And after the papers have been signed, things have been moved, and lives have been uprooted, nothing every really goes back to being the same. If you’ve recently been divorced, you may find yourself looking for a new home, or managing … Continue reading

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

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

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