Category Archives: Family Law

Restraining Orders in North Carolina

According to North Carolina Law, domestic violence occurs in one of the following ways: Attempting to cause or intentionally causing bodily injury to another. Placing someone (or a member of their family or household) in fea...

Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial agreements are contracts entered into by couples who are contemplating getting married to one another. Couples may decide to enter into a prenuptial agreement for various reasons, but usually it is because they want to ...

Modification of Child Custody and Child Support Orders

Many wonder can child support be modified? The good news is post-judgment modifications can be made. There really is no such thing as a “permanent” order for child custody or child support. That is, orders for child support an...

Equitable Distribution of Marital Property in North Carolina

When a couple separates from each other, one big issue that typically needs to be resolved is how the assets and debts acquired during the marriage are going to be split. This can be an extremely daunting and complex undertaking i...

Abandonment, Pt. 2: Division of Marital Property

In my last post about abandonment , I told you that our clients who are going through marital issues frequently ask about allegations of abandonment, and what can be done to prevent your spouse from claiming that you “abandoned...

Child Support in North Carolina: A General Overview

The purpose of child support is to ensure that the children’s reasonable needs are being met despite their parent’s marital issues. In North Carolina, the amount of child support to be paid by one party to the other is typical...

Adopting A Child From Another Country

Foreign adoptions can be an extremely daunting and arduous process. Unlike most domestic adoptions where adoptive parents must fulfill the requirements of their state of residence in order to adopt a child, adoptive parents in an ...

Same-Sex Adoption Laws in North Carolina

Due to the ongoing same sex marriage debate happening in our country, many may be wondering if same sex marriage is legal in North Carolina. On October 10, 2014, North Carolina became one of the states that allow gay marriage. Pri...

North Carolina Adoption Laws: A General Overview

There are numerous scenarios in which someone might try to adopt a child, or even an adult. Step-parent adoptions are the most common type of adoption that we see at our office. This is typically where one of the biological parent...

Abandonment

“Will my spouse say that I abandoned the family if I leave the home?” We get asked this question (or some variation of this question) all the time by people going through marital issues. This is a legitimate question, but aban...