Tag Archives: child support

Pre-Nup or Post-Nup for the Pooch

One thing you can say about people in Wake County is that they love their dogs. In fact, in an equitable distribution or divorce action, “dividing the dog” is something that comes up more often than most people realize. There is an old joke about a man who is sitting in a bar telling his […]

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Firm Overview

Family Law Services Family Law includes most legal matters concerning children and the family. Sometimes these areas are difficult to define, and the law is constantly changing and expanding. Some of the traditional areas Bender LeFante Law Offices handles include the negotiation, trial, and preparation of: Alimony and Post Separation Support Annulment Child Custody Child […]

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Frequently Asked Questions About International Family Law Issues

International law is a complex area. Most matters concerning legal actions by citizens of different countries are controlled by various treaties and treaty obligations. However, in the United States, unlike other countries, the family law differs from state to state and is not a federal law. For that reason, there is no interpretation of the […]

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Frequently Asked Questions About Property Issues

What Is Martial Property? Marital property is property acquired by either or both of the parties during marriage, other than gifts from third parties or an inheritance, which is owned by the parties on the date of separation. It includes both assets and debts. So long as the asset or debt was acquired during marriage […]

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Separation Agreements

A separation agreement, sometimes called a separation and property settlement or SAPS, is the most common means to divide property and settle other issues in a separation or divorce. A separation agreement is a contract governing the separation of the parties. Separation agreements should be viewed as any other bargained for exchange between parties who […]

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Frequently Asked Questions About Family Law

What Is Family Law? Family Law is an area of law which concerns issues regarding the family. Areas which are included are: ▸ Adoptions ▸ Alienation of Affection and Criminal Conversation ▸ Alimony ▸ Child Support ▸ Child Custody and Visitation ▸ Child Protective Services: Abuse and Neglect ▸ Civil No Contact Orders/Stalking ▸ Divorce […]

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Child Support Guidelines FAQ

The North Carolina Child Support Guidelines are promulgated as a requirement under Section 50-13.4(c1) of the North Carolina General Statutes. That statute requires the Conference of Chief District Court Judges to prescribe uniform statewide presumptive guidelines for determining the child support obligations of parents, and to review the guidelines periodically (at least once every four […]

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Want to Know How to Feel Better with Your Situation? Be Grateful

Divorced? Spouse Has the children this holiday? Don’t get sad; get grateful. When you are going through a divorce or separation or just a hard time, the world comes crashing down and it is difficult to see the good things that are going on around you. A custody action is even more stressful. And when […]

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Child Custody Mediation

In North Carolina, child custody mediation is required before setting a matter on the trial calendar.  (NCGS 50-13.1(b)) Many matters can be settled at the mediation level, an outcome satisfying to both the parties and the court. You can do much better at the mediation if you follow the suggestions enumerated below. While the actual […]

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