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How Long Do You Have to be Separated Before You Can Divorce in NC?

If you are considering divorce in NC, you probably have a lot of questions and concerns. One of the most common questions surrounding divorce is that of separation. Many people wonder if you need to be legally separated before you can officially divorce in NC and if so, how long you have to be separated […]

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9 Reasons You Need a Prenuptial Agreement

If you’ve only heard of prenuptial agreements, sometimes called premarital agreements, when a celebrity couple splits, you’re not alone. Most people think of prenups as something for the rich and famous, but that is changing. While a 2003 Harvard Law study found that only 5% of couples had prenups, lawyers report that number has grown […]

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Do You Need a Lawyer for an Amicable Divorce?

Couples seeking an amicable or uncontested divorce may think the process is straightforward and simple. It’s easy to believe that if both parties are in agreement on the terms and property division of the divorce, you don’t need to consult a lawyer. This is not true. While amicable divorces are naturally more straightforward than contested […]

Does a Same-Sex Divorce in North Carolina Differ from a Heterosexual Divorce?

Does a Same-Sex Divorce in North Carolina Differ from a Heterosexual Divorce?

On October 10th of 2014, same-sex marriage was legally recognized in North Carolina. Shortly after, on June 26th of 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court followed in these footsteps by legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states. However, this decision did not arise without much controversy and opposition. In North Carolina alone, couples who had previously […]

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Abandonment in North Carolina

Many factors can contribute to leaving the marital home, but there are repercussions to moving out. Be sure you know the legality of property division and other aspects of separation and divorce that can be affected by moving out.