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Taxes and Alimony

Are you receiving a spousal support payment (“alimony”) from your ex-spouse? Then this blog might be of interest to you! In North Carolina alimony must be claimed as income on your taxes every year that you receive alimony payments. According to Sections 61(a)(8) and 71(a) of North Carolina’s Tax Code if a wife is divorced … Continue reading

Is Sex to Blame for Cheating?

The Number One Reason People Cheat Is? (Hint: It is Not Sex) Many marriages end in divorce because one partner decides to step outside the marriage and cheat. You might think sexual attraction or the need to have more sex is the number one reason people cheat but according to a new survey the number one reason … 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

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

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

5 Suggestions For Staying Calm During a Divorce Hearing

You have hired an attorney, maybe you have been to mediation, and now you are going to your first divorce hearing. It might be a hearing for temporary custody or temporary alimony or it could be that you have skipped the temporary hearings and you are going straight to trial on custody or support. Either way, I’m … 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

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