Can My Spouse Refuse a Divorce?

Can My Spouse Refuse a Divorce? Can a spouse refuse a divorce in North Carolina? You may have seen a few courtroom dramas on television and may be under the impression that if your spouse doesn’t “sign the papers,” that your divorce cannot be granted. This is simply...

Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)

Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs) What is a Qualified Domestic Relations Order? A qualified domestic relations order (QDRO) is court order that assigns to an individual the rights to certain portions of, or all of another person’s retirement plan benefits....

Modification of Alimony

Modification of Alimony in NC North Carolina law N.G.C.S § 50-16.9 states that an order for alimony may be modified at any time by a party. The motion to modify alimony can only be made upon a showing of changed circumstances by either party or any interested parties....

Child Dependency Exemption

Child Dependency Exemption Child dependency exemption – When a divorce is granted and children are involved, there are numerous considerations to be made.  Among some of these considerations are the tax consequences related to child support and alimony...

Establishing Paternity in North Carolina

Establishing Paternity in North Carolina What Does it Mean to Establish Paternity? Establishing paternity can be an important aspect of North Carolina family law. In North Carolina, when a married couple has a child together, there is a presumption that they are the...

Grandparent Child Support

Grandparent Child Support Grandparent child support – Every state in the United States has laws regarding child support and one commonality remains clear between them all – that parents have a duty to provide support to their children. This duty does not depend...