Tag Archives: Court

Johnny Depp-o-sitions

Recently, Johnny Depp has made the news with his wife’s allegations of his domestic violence countered by his assertions of her mental illness in their ongoing celebrity divorce action. The couple was married on February 3, 2015 before the scheduled wedding date because they “just couldn’t wait” and were “so much in love.” The marriage […]

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Frequently Asked Questions About Alimony

What Is Alimony? Alimony is a payment to a spouse or former spouse for the support and maintenance of the spouse. It can be ordered by a court or entered into by private agreement. What Makes a Spouse Entitled to Alimony? Alimony is based on need not fault. So long as a spouse has not […]

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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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Frequently Asked Questions About Child Support/Custody

What is Child Custody? Child custody has two parts. Legal custody is the right to make decisions as to how your child will be raised, including the right to participate in medical decisions, determine religion or education and decide what values you will teach your children. It involves all the issues that go into parenting […]

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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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Dividing The Family Business

Here’s a little story about Jack and Diane.  Jack opened his own plumbing supply business a few years before he and Diane married and was able to ride the wave of Raleigh development.  His business did so well that when the youngest child started kindergarten he agreed to send Diane to law school.  Diane had […]

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When CPS Comes Knocking

ALLEGATIONS OF ABUSE AND NEGLECT IN THE OTHER PARENT’S HOME You and your former spouse share custody of your child pursuant to a court order. The two of you see less than eye to eye on issues, but you have no reason to believe that your child is not safe in your former spouse’s home. […]

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Alienation of Affections and Criminal Conversation

Synopsis:  This article explains that alienation of affection and criminal conversation are actions a wronged spouse can take against the person with whom the other spouse consorted.  For alienation of affection you have to prove that there was genuine love and affection between you and your spouse and that another person came in and alienated […]

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