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Gray Divorce – A New Trend

Data from a recent study conducted by Ohio’s Bowling Green State University reveals that there is a significant increase in the number of people aged 50-years-old and above who are getting a divorce. The divorce rate among those between the ages of 46 to 64, also known as Baby Boomers, has risen by over 50% … Continue reading

Getting a Divorce File and Filing for Bankruptcy

Many people getting a divorce, especially the unemployed, are under financial stress and believe that filing for bankruptcy will lessen the burden of the upcoming divorce. Credit card debt, student loans, housing mortgages and car mortgages are some of the issues that need to be dealt with during a divorce. Although bankruptcy may not necessarily … Continue reading

Co-Parenting After Divorce

Co-parenting with your ex-partner in an amicable fashion provides your children with stability, although not easy, for the sake of your children, it’s possible to have a healthy working relationship with your ex, despite the challenges both of you may face. Only a few studies have ever been conducted regarding the co-parenting process, and very … Continue reading

Child Support: Self-Employed Parents and Hidden Income

In the United States, child support calculations are very much dependent on the parents’ income. While calculating the income of W2 employees is basically a straightforward process, doing so with self-employed parents can be a lot more complicated. A number of self-employed parents attempt to minimize their income and hide income in their businesses in … Continue reading

Why Most People Hate Divorce Lawyers

Divorce lawyers are generally not well liked and sometimes for good reason. Here are the top five reasons why I think lawyers get a bad rap with the public. They think they are entitled to be late to appointments because their time is more important than everyone else’s time. They don’t call people back or … Continue reading

Sticks and Stones may break your bones: The problem with marital property

The ink on the marriage license is barely dry and the next step for most couples is to buy a home together. So, what happens when happily ever after becomes more like nightmare before Christmas and you’re signing divorce papers? Sure, if you are pleasant and agreeable (not usual) you can avoid equitable distribution, and … Continue reading

Requirements for Divorce in N.C.

You can get a divorce in N.C. if you have been separated from your spouse for at least one year and at least one of you has lived in N.C. for the last 6 months. Remember that getting a divorce does end all rights to have marital property divided and it also ends any claims … Continue reading

Checked Your Will Lately?

If you are in the process of getting divorced don’t forget to change your will and your life insurance policies. The attorney who is handling your divorce can likely draft a new will for you to sign. While it is not required, be sure to have two witnesses sign your new will with you and … Continue reading

Think Before You Sign

Are you and your spouse thinking about getting a divorce? Does it seem like you agree on most everything? Are you considering signing a separation agreement that either your spouse’s attorney prepared or a “do it yourself” agreement you got off the internet? Stop! Don’t sign it before you talk with an attorney. Most attorneys, … Continue reading

Do Women Still Have an Advantage in NC Child Custody Cases?

I get asked this question all the time by men trying to figure out whether or not the judge is going to give their wife preferred treatment in a child custody trial and my answer is sometimes but not for the reason you think. The judges in our area are not pro mom at least … Continue reading

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