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...
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...
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...
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,...
Co-parenting in the Summer

Co-parenting in the Summer

It’s summer! Time for summertime activities, summer camp, and vacations. Co-parenting can bring a unique set of circumstances to the table as it relates to how summer activities and parenting time are handled. This blog seeks to provide some insight into the unique...
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