Rule 60

What Does Rule 60(b) Do? Under Rule 60 of the North Carolina general statutes, a court may relieve a party or their legal representative from a final judgement, order, or proceedings for the following reasons: Mistake, inadvertence, surprise, or excusable neglect;...

Stepparent Adoption in North Carolina

Stepparent Adoption in North Carolina Stepparent Adoption – Who Can File a Petition to Adopt a Minor Stepchild? North Carolina statutes specify the requirements for who may petition to adopt a stepchild in N.C.G.S. §48-4-101. The statute specifies that a...

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....