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Using Depositions in Your Family Law Case

Using Depositions in Your Family Law Case

Discovery is the process by which a party in a divorce may obtain information from an opposing party. Discovery can be utilized in several forms, such as interrogatories, requests for production, subpoenas, and depositions, which we will be discussing in this entry....

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No Contact Order

No Contact Order

No Contact Orders - In one of our earlier entries, we discussed domestic violence protective orders (DVPO), how to apply for them, and how they are enforced. The purpose of this entry is to discuss no contact orders and some of the key differences between them and...

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Steps to Getting a QDRO Approved

Steps to Getting a QDRO Approved

Steps to getting a QDRO approved - In our earlier entry about Qualified Domestic Relations Orders, we discussed what a QDRO was and why it might be needed. We also stated that if a QDRO is not approved by the court, then no distribution can occur. The purpose of this...

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Qualified Domestic Relations Order

Qualified Domestic Relations Order

In North Carolina, in order for a couple to have a divorce finalized, they must be separate an apart from each other for a period of one year. Prior to the one year being completed, the couple may be able to agree on items of contention, like child custody, support...

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Post-Separation Support in NC

Post-Separation Support in NC

Post-Separation Support in NC - North Carolina law provides dependent spouses with two different forms of spousal support. People are more familiar with term “alimony,” which refers to a court order for a periodic payment or lump sum payment being made to a dependent...

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Home State of the Child

Home State of the Child

Generally, the appropriate place to file a child custody action is in the state that is considered the home state of the child. That state is said to have jurisdiction over the child custody matter. Generally, under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and...

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North Carolina Bastardy Statutes

North Carolina Bastardy Statutes

The legal term “bastardy,” refers to a child who is born under illegitimate conditions. It is derived of old English common law, where during those times, a special proceeding would be held in order to determine if the child could inherit from a putative father,...

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