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Abandonment in North Carolina

Abandonment in North Carolina Abandonment in North Carolina is detailed in Article 40 § 14-322 of the North Carolina General Statutes. If a spouse to a marriage is found to have abandoned their spouse and any children they had together, this can have an impact on a...

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Annulment in NC

Annulment in NC What is Annulment in NC? Annulment in NC is a type of remedy which is available to individuals who are in a voidable marriage. Receiving an annulment of a marriage treats the marriage like it never existed. This is different from an absolute divorce,...

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Cohabitation Agreements

Cohabitation Agreements Cohabitation agreements in North Carolina What is Cohabitation? N.C.G.S. § 50-16.9 states that cohabitation is the act of two adults dwelling together continuously and habitually in a private heterosexual relationship, even if the relationship...

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Marriage in North Carolina

Marriage in North Carolina What Constitutes a Valid Marriage in North Carolina? For a marriage in North Carolina to be considered valid in North Carolina, the following requirements must be met: Two people must be present; With the legal capacity to marry; They both...

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Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence What is Domestic Violence? North Carolina’s general statutes define domestic violence in N.C.G.S. § 50B-1 as the commission of one or more of the following acts upon an aggrieved party or upon a minor child residing with or in the custody of the...

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Voluntary Unemployment

Voluntary Unemployment and Child Support Voluntary unemployment or underemployment is an issue that may come up in the child support arena. After a custody determination has been made by an North Carolina court, there is an assumption that the custodial parent (the...

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Termination of Child Support

Termination of Child Support in NC Termination of child support in North Carolina - There is a common misconception that when a child turns eighteen, that a parent no longer has to pay child support but sometimes, a parent is obligated to pay child support beyond a...

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Breach of a Promise to Marry

Breach of a Promise to Marry What is a Breach of a Promise to Marry? Derived from the days of English colonial law, a breach of a promise to marry was originally created as a cause of action for women who stood to lose financial support, their reputation in society,...

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