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Top 10 Benefits of Collaborative Law

Collaborative Law is a new alternative to the common approaches of Litigation and Mediation. It provides a friendlier and relaxed environment to foster negotiation, cooperation, and respect. Specific Benefits: 1. You can voice your opinions and feelings freely. You will know that your interests, needs, and concerns have been heard and will be taken into … Continue reading

Amendment One: How does it affect my dying wishes?

The media is abuzz with speculations about how amendment one will change laws for homosexual couples in North Carolina. There are no clear answers and a lot of debate. An area of sensitivity revolves around dying wishes. Now that Amendment One has passed, can my (same-sex) partner make those decisions related to my last wishes … Continue reading

Thigpen Challenges NC Law Requiring Marriage License

Guilford County Register of Deeds Jeff Thigpen and 10 other people both heterosexual and homosexual have filed a lawsuit last week that challenges the requirement that marrying couples in North Carolina get a state-issued license. See the Complaint: http://mm.news-record.com/drupal/files/documents/NC_marriage_lawsuit_Dec_2011.pdf

Homosexuality Not A Reason to Deny Child Custody

In Pulliam v. Smith, 348 N.C. 616, 501 S.E.2d 898 (1998), the North Carolina Supreme Court held that the homosexual parent is entitled to the same consideration as the heterosexual parent in decisions on custody and visitation. A parent’s homosexuality by itself should not be an issue unless it can be demonstrated that the child will … Continue reading

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