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Does North Carolina Recognize and Authorize Collaborative Law?

The state of North Carolina has taken a progressive step by officially recognizing and authorizing collaborative law proceedings. This alternative dispute resolution method, often called collaborative divorce, offers separating couples a unique opportunity to resolve their marital disputes amicably, with the support of their respective attorneys. So, how has North Carolina embraced collaborative law, and […]

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How Expensive is a Divorce? (Plus Interactive Map)

Divorce is a complex and emotionally challenging process that can have a significant financial impact on both parties involved. Many couples contemplating divorce are often concerned about the cost and wonder, “How expensive is a divorce?” In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the various factors contributing to the cost of a divorce, provide

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What is the difference between prospective and retroactive child support?

Child support is a critical aspect of family law, ensuring the financial well-being of children whose parents are separated or divorced. In North Carolina, child support can be categorized into two temporal types: prospective and retroactive. Each type serves distinct purposes and has its own set of rules. This article will explore the differences between

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Understanding the Difference: Filing for Divorce vs. Claims for Divorce-Related Issues

When a marriage comes to an end, the legal process that unfolds is often more intricate than it appears. In the world of family law, it’s essential to understand the two separate yet interconnected phases: Filing for Divorce vs. Claims for Divorce-Related Issues. Each represents a different stage in the legal journey of divorce, and

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Dying Without a Will in North Carolina: Understanding Intestate Succession

In North Carolina, dying without a will means relinquishing control over who inherits your property and assets. Under North Carolina probate law, such a situation is termed as “dying intestate,” a circumstance that automatically engages the state’s intestacy laws. These laws serve as a default guide to distributing the deceased’s estate without a will, but

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Building Stronger Families: Stepparent Adoption in North Carolina

In an era where family structures evolve, stepparent adoptions are becoming an increasingly popular path for many looking to affirm their commitment to their stepchildren. This process reinforces the emotional ties within a family and provides the legal acknowledgment that cements these relationships. Stepparent adoption is more than a mere legal procedure—it symbolizes a lifelong

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Rekindling Love: Exploring Reconciliation during Divorce or Separation in North Carolina

May is National Recommitment Month, a time when people reevaluate their goals and relationships. It’s also a period when separated or divorced couples may contemplate reconciliation. In North Carolina, reconciliation during or after separation/divorce can be a complex journey with both emotional and legal dimensions. This article explores the statistics, reasons, challenges, and legal considerations

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How to Represent Yourself in Family Court: A Comprehensive Guide

Representing yourself in family court can feel overwhelming, but don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with this comprehensive guide on how to represent yourself in family court. We’ll walk you through everything you need to know, from the basics to preparing your case and presenting it effectively. So, let’s dive in and increase your chances

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