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When to Establish a Power of Attorney

A power of attorney is a legal document that enables a person to choose another to act on their behalf in certain, or all, matters. Because a power of attorney grants a person authority over your affairs, it’s important to name a trusted person and how long they are allowed ...

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    • DO I HAVE TO PROVE WRONGDOING IN MY MARRIAGE TO GET A DIVORCE IN NORTH CAROLINA?

      Want a divorce but your partner hasn’t done anything specific to warrant it? Luckily for you, North Carolina is a no-fault divorce state meaning that ...

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    • CONSIDERING EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION BEFORE SIGNING YOUR DIVORCE PAPERS

      In North Carolina, you must be separated for one year before you can file for Absolute Divorce. This year can go by fast, or slow, depending on the ...

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    • DO'S AND DON'TS AFTER AN ACCIDENT

      Have you experienced a slip-and-fall, car accident, or injury from a defective product? You may qualify for compensation in a personal injury case! ...

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    • HOW ARE POST-SEPARATION SUPPORT AND ALIMONY DIFFERENT?

      It is not uncommon to hear the terms spousal support and alimony used interchangeably. So, what makes them different? Post-separation support: Meant ...

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    • DOESN'T MARITAL MISCONDUCT MEAN THERE WAS AN AFFAIR?

      Doesn’t marital misconduct just mean that one or both parties had an affair? The answer is yes and no. While it can be one definition of the term, it ...

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    • COMMON PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS FOR BLENDED FAMILIES

      Blended Family Issues Parents face many new challenges when entering into a second marriage and creating a stepfamily after a divorce . When one or ...

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    • DO'S AND DON'TS AFTER AN ACCIDENT

      Have you experienced a slip-and-fall, car accident, or injury from a defective product? You may qualify for compensation in a personal injury case! ...

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    • YOU'VE BEEN SERVED, VIA FACEBOOK

      We’ve all seen those characters on TV who take on process server jobs for a little extra cash and are inevitably chased or threatened by the recipient ...

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    • 50 OR OLDER? - "EMPTY-NEST DIVORCE" ON THE RISE

      A new phenomenon called “empty-nest divorce” is sweeping the nation. Empty-nest divorce refers to couples that rediscover themselves after their ...

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    • EXPUNGEMENTS: ERASE YOUR CRIMINAL RECORD

      A criminal record can have lasting effects on your everyday life. From what jobs you are eligible for to what sort of housing application you can fill ...

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    • How Long until a Divorce is Finalized?

      Most people think that divorce is a long process, but it doesn’t have to be. Depending on your state’s laws and the unique characteristics of your ...

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    • Will a Divorce Affect My Immigration Status?

      Divorce is a complex process. When you’re not a United States citizen however, the process can be even more complicated. If you’re relying on your ...

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    • The Difference between Divorce, Annulment, and Legal Separation

      Three Ways to End a Marriage When people think about how to end a marriage, the method that usually comes to mind is divorce. There are, however, ...

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    • How Divorce Affects Kids and Their Development

      Children of any age may suffer from problems when their parents choose to get a divorce. The interactions parents have with each other and their kids ...

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    • How Can I Get an Annulment in North Carolina?

      Many people have mistakenly heard of annulments as a “get out of jail free” card, in which they can wipe their marriage from memory and pretend it ...

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    • DOES MY EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION CLAIM DISAPPEAR AFTER THE DEATH OF A PARTY?

      The opposing party of your case has passed away, but what happens to your equitable distribution (ED) claim after the death of a party? Unlike most ...

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    • How Can I Get an Annulment in North Carolina?

      Many people have mistakenly heard of annulments as a “get out of jail free” card, in which they can wipe their marriage from memory and pretend it ...

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    • THREE PART SERIES: PART ONE- WHAT IS A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROTECTIVE ORDER?

      You may hear a Domestic Violence Protective Order (DVPO) also referred to as a 50B Order. In order to file for a DVPO, you must have a personal ...

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    • DOES MY EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION CLAIM DISAPPEAR AFTER THE DEATH OF A PARTY?

      The opposing party of your case has passed away, but what happens to your equitable distribution (ED) claim after the death of a party? Unlike most ...

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    • Does Domestic Violence Affect Child Custody?

      The effect of domestic violence on a child, whether it be directed towards the child or their parent, is detrimental. For this reason, when a couple ...

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    • What Are the Custody Issues Same-Sex Couples Need to Be Aware Of?

      Although same sex marriage has been legalized throughout the United States, gay couples are still finding themselves facing a variety of laws across ...

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    • Child Custody, Visitation Rights and Parenting Time

      When it comes to matters of child custody, there are far too many individuals who don’t truly understand their rights. In these types of cases, this ...

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    • How Divorce Affects Kids and Their Development

      Children of any age may suffer from problems when their parents choose to get a divorce. The interactions parents have with each other and their kids ...

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    • Can Parents Agree to Not Pay Child Support?

      A divorce creates some of the most confusing and stressful situations a parent may go through, and determining child support is no exception. While ...

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    • WILL MY CHILD SUPPORT OBLIGATION EVER END?

      Child Support: “Court-ordered payments, typically made by the noncustodial divorced parent, to support one’s minor child or children” So…you have to ...

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    • THREE PART SERIES: PART THREE- WHAT HAPPENS IF I VIOLATE A NC DVPO?

      With a DVPO, the defendant is ordered to stay away from the plaintiff, without contact of any kind for a certain period of time. DVPO’s can be issued ...

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    • THREE PART SERIES: PART TWO- WHAT IS A CIVIL NO-CONTACT RESTRAINING ORDER?

      Also referred to as a 50C, a Civil No-Contact Restraining Order is meant to protect victims of nonconsensual sexual conduct or stalking. It offers ...

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    • WILL MY CHILD SUPPORT OBLIGATION EVER END?

      Child Support: “Court-ordered payments, typically made by the noncustodial divorced parent, to support one’s minor child or children” So…you have to ...

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    • THREE PART SERIES: PART THREE- WHAT HAPPENS IF I VIOLATE A NC DVPO?

      With a DVPO, the defendant is ordered to stay away from the plaintiff, without contact of any kind for a certain period of time. DVPO’s can be issued ...

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    • THREE PART SERIES: PART TWO- WHAT IS A CIVIL NO-CONTACT RESTRAINING ORDER?

      Also referred to as a 50C, a Civil No-Contact Restraining Order is meant to protect victims of nonconsensual sexual conduct or stalking. It offers ...

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    • THREE SIMPLE TIPS FOR SURVIVING YOUR DAY IN COURT

      You’ve been meeting with your lawyer, preparing documents, and getting yourself ready for the big day in court. Though you may be intimidated when the ...

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    • CUSTODY MEDIATION: WHAT IS IT AND WHAT TO EXPECT

      In some cases involving children, litigation is necessary. Litigation is initiated when one party files a Complaint. If that Complaint includes a ...

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    • WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR IF I THINK MY SPOUSE IS WASTING MARITAL FUNDS?

      Dissipation of assets : The act of wasting, converting, or devaluing marital assets in an effort to change or alter the assets available for equitable ...

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    • DOES EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION MEAN A 50/50 SPLIT OF PROPERTY?

      What does it mean that North Carolina is an equitable distribution state? If property disagreements can’t be solved between parties, the court will ...

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    • What Happens if You Hide Assets?

      In a North Carolina divorce, marital property is divided under the “equitable distribution” rule. This means the judge will order assets to be divided ...

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    • Dividing Property in a Divorce

      While the main objective of a divorce is for two spouses to legally dissolve their union, there are several other components that must be dealt with. ...

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    • Getting Married? Consider the Benefits of a Prenuptial Agreement!

      As you plan your wedding, should you be planning your prenuptial agreement too? Depending on your circumstances, drafting a prenuptial agreement ...

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    • How Can I Get an Annulment in North Carolina?

      Many people have mistakenly heard of annulments as a “get out of jail free” card, in which they can wipe their marriage from memory and pretend it ...

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    • How Should I Tell My Kids About Divorce?

      Divorce is hard enough without the added element of when there are children involved, as this only complicates and makes matters more painful. ...

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    • Can Parents Agree to Not Pay Child Support?

      A divorce creates some of the most confusing and stressful situations a parent may go through, and determining child support is no exception. While ...

      View More
    • How Can I Get an Annulment in North Carolina?

      Many people have mistakenly heard of annulments as a “get out of jail free” card, in which they can wipe their marriage from memory and pretend it ...

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    • How Should I Tell My Kids About Divorce?

      Divorce is hard enough without the added element of when there are children involved, as this only complicates and makes matters more painful. ...

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    • COLLEGE TUITION AND DIVORCE – WHO FOOTS THE BILL?

      Twenty-six states order a non-custodial parent (the parent who does not have primary physical custody of the child) to pay for the college tuition of ...

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    • How Can I Get an Annulment in North Carolina?

      Many people have mistakenly heard of annulments as a “get out of jail free” card, in which they can wipe their marriage from memory and pretend it ...

      View More
    • How Should I Tell My Kids About Divorce?

      Divorce is hard enough without the added element of when there are children involved, as this only complicates and makes matters more painful. ...

      View More
    • 50 OR OLDER? - "EMPTY-NEST DIVORCE" ON THE RISE

      A new phenomenon called “empty-nest divorce” is sweeping the nation. Empty-nest divorce refers to couples that rediscover themselves after their ...

      View More
    • How Can I Get an Annulment in North Carolina?

      Many people have mistakenly heard of annulments as a “get out of jail free” card, in which they can wipe their marriage from memory and pretend it ...

      View More
    • How Should I Tell My Kids About Divorce?

      Divorce is hard enough without the added element of when there are children involved, as this only complicates and makes matters more painful. ...

      View More
    • DESTINATION DIVORCE, ENDING YOUR MARRIAGE IN THE LAP OF LUXURY

      Divorce can be a stressful, emotionally charged, and overall exhausting process. But what if you and your soon to be ex could hash out the details of ...

      View More
    • Does Domestic Violence Affect Child Custody?

      The effect of domestic violence on a child, whether it be directed towards the child or their parent, is detrimental. For this reason, when a couple ...

      View More
    • THREE PART SERIES: PART ONE- WHAT IS A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROTECTIVE ORDER?

      You may hear a Domestic Violence Protective Order (DVPO) also referred to as a 50B Order. In order to file for a DVPO, you must have a personal ...

      View More
    • 50 OR OLDER? - "EMPTY-NEST DIVORCE" ON THE RISE

      A new phenomenon called “empty-nest divorce” is sweeping the nation. Empty-nest divorce refers to couples that rediscover themselves after their ...

      View More
    • DOES MY EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION CLAIM DISAPPEAR AFTER THE DEATH OF A PARTY?

      The opposing party of your case has passed away, but what happens to your equitable distribution (ED) claim after the death of a party? Unlike most ...

      View More
    • DOES EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION MEAN A 50/50 SPLIT OF PROPERTY?

      What does it mean that North Carolina is an equitable distribution state? If property disagreements can’t be solved between parties, the court will ...

      View More
    • CONSIDERING EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION BEFORE SIGNING YOUR DIVORCE PAPERS

      In North Carolina, you must be separated for one year before you can file for Absolute Divorce. This year can go by fast, or slow, depending on the ...

      View More
    • When to Establish a Power of Attorney

      A power of attorney is a legal document that enables a person to choose another to act on their behalf in certain, or all, matters. Because a power of ...

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    • Can I Create a Trust for My Pet?

      An estimated 500,000 cats and dogs are sent to shelters and euthanized every year due to the death of their owners. Unless you have an effective plan ...

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    • What Are the Differences Between a Will, Living Trust, and Irrevocable Trust?

      People often use the words will and trust interchangeably. Both documents are a set of legal instructions that dictate a person’s affairs; however, ...

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    • EXPUNGEMENTS: ERASE YOUR CRIMINAL RECORD

      A criminal record can have lasting effects on your everyday life. From what jobs you are eligible for to what sort of housing application you can fill ...

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    • EXPUNGEMENTS: ERASE YOUR CRIMINAL RECORD

      A criminal record can have lasting effects on your everyday life. From what jobs you are eligible for to what sort of housing application you can fill ...

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    • YOU'VE BEEN SERVED, VIA FACEBOOK

      We’ve all seen those characters on TV who take on process server jobs for a little extra cash and are inevitably chased or threatened by the recipient ...

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    • Prenuptial vs. Postnuptial Agreements

      Couples often create marital agreements to determine the rights and responsibilities of each partner should the marriage end. For some, planning how ...

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    • How Can I Get an Annulment in North Carolina?

      Many people have mistakenly heard of annulments as a “get out of jail free” card, in which they can wipe their marriage from memory and pretend it ...

      View More
    • How Should I Tell My Kids About Divorce?

      Divorce is hard enough without the added element of when there are children involved, as this only complicates and makes matters more painful. ...

      View More
    • How Can I Get an Annulment in North Carolina?

      Many people have mistakenly heard of annulments as a “get out of jail free” card, in which they can wipe their marriage from memory and pretend it ...

      View More
    • How Should I Tell My Kids About Divorce?

      Divorce is hard enough without the added element of when there are children involved, as this only complicates and makes matters more painful. ...

      View More
    • THREE PART SERIES: PART ONE- WHAT IS A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROTECTIVE ORDER?

      You may hear a Domestic Violence Protective Order (DVPO) also referred to as a 50B Order. In order to file for a DVPO, you must have a personal ...

      View More
    • Katherine Robinson is Now a Paralegal of Rech Law, P.C.

      Rech Law, P.C. in Charlotte is proud to say we are growing, so we can help even more divorce and family law clients than ever. Our latest addition to ...

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    • Kate A. Rech, Esq. Becomes North Carolina DRC Certified Family Financial Mediator

      Rech Law, P.C. is excited to announce our very own Kate A. Rech, Esq. is officially a North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission-certified family ...

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    • Attorney Kate Rech Named One of Business North Carolina Magazine’s Legal Elite 2019

      Attorney Kate Rech of Rech Law, P.C. in Charlotte has been considered an attorney-to-watch ever since her law firm opened her doors in 2010. She and ...

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    • WHAT HAPPENS IF I DIE WITHOUT A WILL?

      Dying without a Will is legally referred to as dying intestate . Broken down, this means that your liabilities and assets are handled by the specific ...

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    • WHAT HAPPENS IF I DIE WITHOUT A WILL?

      Dying without a Will is legally referred to as dying intestate . Broken down, this means that your liabilities and assets are handled by the specific ...

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    • DOES MY EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION CLAIM DISAPPEAR AFTER THE DEATH OF A PARTY?

      The opposing party of your case has passed away, but what happens to your equitable distribution (ED) claim after the death of a party? Unlike most ...

      View More
    • DO I HAVE TO PROVE WRONGDOING IN MY MARRIAGE TO GET A DIVORCE IN NORTH CAROLINA?

      Want a divorce but your partner hasn’t done anything specific to warrant it? Luckily for you, North Carolina is a no-fault divorce state meaning that ...

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    • ABSOLUTE DIVORCE VS. DIVORCE FROM BED AND BOARD?

      What is it? How do I get it? Absolute Divorce No fault required Ends marital contract so spouses are not married anymore Must live separately and ...

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    • WHAT HAPPENS IF I DIE WITHOUT A WILL?

      Dying without a Will is legally referred to as dying intestate . Broken down, this means that your liabilities and assets are handled by the specific ...

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    • THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO TAKE CARE OF IN A DIVORCE…YOU!

      With a million and one things to tackle in the midst of a divorce, YOU are the number one priority. While this may sound like common sense, self-care ...

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    • DOESN'T MARITAL MISCONDUCT MEAN THERE WAS AN AFFAIR?

      Doesn’t marital misconduct just mean that one or both parties had an affair? The answer is yes and no. While it can be one definition of the term, it ...

      View More
    • How Can I Get an Annulment in North Carolina?

      Many people have mistakenly heard of annulments as a “get out of jail free” card, in which they can wipe their marriage from memory and pretend it ...

      View More
    • How Should I Tell My Kids About Divorce?

      Divorce is hard enough without the added element of when there are children involved, as this only complicates and makes matters more painful. ...

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    • WHY HAVING A PRENUP IS A GOOD IDEA

      There are a lot of stereotypes to having a prenuptial agreement. People usually feel that signing a prenup is preparing for a divorce, when you’re ...

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    • DO'S AND DON'TS AFTER AN ACCIDENT

      Have you experienced a slip-and-fall, car accident, or injury from a defective product? You may qualify for compensation in a personal injury case! ...

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    • IS IT POSSIBLE TO SUCCESSFULLY CO-PARENT DURING THE HOLIDAYS?

      While meant to be the season of happiness and joy, for a newly divorced parent, the holiday season can be quite scary. Here are five tips that you, as ...

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    • SURROGACY: LIMITED PROTECTIONS FOR PROSPECTIVE PARENTS

      A local news station, WSOCTV, recently posted an article about a couple welcoming their baby into the world; however, this was no ordinary family. ...

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    • DO'S AND DON'TS AFTER AN ACCIDENT

      Have you experienced a slip-and-fall, car accident, or injury from a defective product? You may qualify for compensation in a personal injury case! ...

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    • SOCIAL MEDIA AND PERSONAL INJURY: A DANGEROUS COMBINATION

      Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram…the list seems endless. We live, breathe, and eat in our cyber spaces; posting photos, catching up with ...

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    • HOW ARE POST-SEPARATION SUPPORT AND ALIMONY DIFFERENT?

      It is not uncommon to hear the terms spousal support and alimony used interchangeably. So, what makes them different? Post-separation support: Meant ...

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    • Prenuptial vs. Postnuptial Agreements

      Couples often create marital agreements to determine the rights and responsibilities of each partner should the marriage end. For some, planning how ...

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    • What Is a Postnuptial Agreement?

      You may have already heard of a prenuptial agreement , but do you know what a postnuptial agreement is? In this blog, we explain what you need to know ...

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    • WHY DO I NEED A PREMARITAL AGREEMENT?

      Pre-Marital Agreements: Made between people who are considering marriage, but not yet married. They allow parties to determine major issues and what ...

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    • Prenuptial vs. Postnuptial Agreements

      Couples often create marital agreements to determine the rights and responsibilities of each partner should the marriage end. For some, planning how ...

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    • How to Talk About a Prenuptial Agreement with Your Significant Other

      A recent survey from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers found that 62% of lawyers saw an increase in the number of clients seeking prenuptial ...

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    • THREE-PART SERIES: PART ONE - THE GROWING TREND OF PREMARITAL AGREEMENTS

      As mentioned in our previous blog post about holiday engagements, premarital agreements are becoming a new norm for couples preparing to get married, ...

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    • Prenuptial vs. Postnuptial Agreements

      Couples often create marital agreements to determine the rights and responsibilities of each partner should the marriage end. For some, planning how ...

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    • How to Talk About a Prenuptial Agreement with Your Significant Other

      A recent survey from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers found that 62% of lawyers saw an increase in the number of clients seeking prenuptial ...

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    • Is a Prenuptial Agreement Right for Me?

      When you have a large number of assets, it makes sense to want to protect them in the event of a divorce. With almost half of all marriages ending in ...

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    • Prenuptial vs. Postnuptial Agreements

      Couples often create marital agreements to determine the rights and responsibilities of each partner should the marriage end. For some, planning how ...

      View More
    • How to Talk About a Prenuptial Agreement with Your Significant Other

      A recent survey from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers found that 62% of lawyers saw an increase in the number of clients seeking prenuptial ...

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    • Is a Prenuptial Agreement Right for Me?

      When you have a large number of assets, it makes sense to want to protect them in the event of a divorce. With almost half of all marriages ending in ...

      View More
    • Prenuptial vs. Postnuptial Agreements

      Couples often create marital agreements to determine the rights and responsibilities of each partner should the marriage end. For some, planning how ...

      View More
    • How to Talk About a Prenuptial Agreement with Your Significant Other

      A recent survey from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers found that 62% of lawyers saw an increase in the number of clients seeking prenuptial ...

      View More
    • Is a Prenuptial Agreement Right for Me?

      When you have a large number of assets, it makes sense to want to protect them in the event of a divorce. With almost half of all marriages ending in ...

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    • Why Everyone Needs a Will

      Wills are the foundation of a sound estate plan , and they are not just for the wealthy; most people would benefit by drafting one. If you die without ...

      View More
    • How Can I Get an Annulment in North Carolina?

      Many people have mistakenly heard of annulments as a “get out of jail free” card, in which they can wipe their marriage from memory and pretend it ...

      View More
    • How Should I Tell My Kids About Divorce?

      Divorce is hard enough without the added element of when there are children involved, as this only complicates and makes matters more painful. ...

      View More
    • IS IT POSSIBLE TO SUCCESSFULLY CO-PARENT DURING THE HOLIDAYS?

      While meant to be the season of happiness and joy, for a newly divorced parent, the holiday season can be quite scary. Here are five tips that you, as ...

      View More
    • How Can I Get an Annulment in North Carolina?

      Many people have mistakenly heard of annulments as a “get out of jail free” card, in which they can wipe their marriage from memory and pretend it ...

      View More
    • How Should I Tell My Kids About Divorce?

      Divorce is hard enough without the added element of when there are children involved, as this only complicates and makes matters more painful. ...

      View More
    • DESTINATION DIVORCE, ENDING YOUR MARRIAGE IN THE LAP OF LUXURY

      Divorce can be a stressful, emotionally charged, and overall exhausting process. But what if you and your soon to be ex could hash out the details of ...

      View More
    • DOES MY EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION CLAIM DISAPPEAR AFTER THE DEATH OF A PARTY?

      The opposing party of your case has passed away, but what happens to your equitable distribution (ED) claim after the death of a party? Unlike most ...

      View More
    • CONSIDERING EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION BEFORE SIGNING YOUR DIVORCE PAPERS

      In North Carolina, you must be separated for one year before you can file for Absolute Divorce. This year can go by fast, or slow, depending on the ...

      View More
    • IS NESTING RIGHT FOR YOUR SEPARATION?

      Sometimes separation comes at you fast. Sometimes you are not afforded the time it takes to prepare yourself and your children for another home. ...

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    • YOU'VE BEEN SERVED, VIA FACEBOOK

      We’ve all seen those characters on TV who take on process server jobs for a little extra cash and are inevitably chased or threatened by the recipient ...

      View More
    • SURROGACY: LIMITED PROTECTIONS FOR PROSPECTIVE PARENTS

      A local news station, WSOCTV, recently posted an article about a couple welcoming their baby into the world; however, this was no ordinary family. ...

      View More
    • What Are the Differences Between a Will, Living Trust, and Irrevocable Trust?

      People often use the words will and trust interchangeably. Both documents are a set of legal instructions that dictate a person’s affairs; however, ...

      View More
    • Why Everyone Needs a Will

      Wills are the foundation of a sound estate plan , and they are not just for the wealthy; most people would benefit by drafting one. If you die without ...

      View More
    • SURROGACY: LIMITED PROTECTIONS FOR PROSPECTIVE PARENTS

      A local news station, WSOCTV, recently posted an article about a couple welcoming their baby into the world; however, this was no ordinary family. ...

      View More
    • SURROGACY: LIMITED PROTECTIONS FOR PROSPECTIVE PARENTS

      A local news station, WSOCTV, recently posted an article about a couple welcoming their baby into the world; however, this was no ordinary family. ...

      View More