Tag Archives: Divorce

2019 Change In How Alimony is Taxed

                                                            A Major Tax Change on Alimony Payments As of January 1, 2019, the tax on alimony payments changed dramatically. Prior to January 1, 2019, if you and your spouse had a court order or written agreement to pay alimony, post separation support, or other payments in the nature of spousal support, the person receiving […]

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Add This to Your Pre-Wedding “To-Do” List

There is a show on television where a woman goes to a fancy bridal salon and spends literally thousands of dollars on a dress she is going to wear once. When she finally picks the “right” dress she cries and feels very special and everyone agrees that this dress is the one which will make […]

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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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Index of Articles

10 Things To Do Before You Separate Alienation of Affections and Criminal Conversation Are You a Good Parent Bankruptcy and Family Law Being Your Best Witness at Your Deposition Bender LeFante Law Offices Legal Philosophy Child Support Guidelines FAQ Child Custody Mediation Debts, Costs, and Downsizing Dividing the Family Business Dividing Foreign Assets Do I […]

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What is Marital Property?

One of the difficult areas people face when going though a separation and divorce is the valuation and distribution of property. The law of North Carolina states that upon separation, either party may petition the court for equitable distribution of marital property. (N.C.G.S. §50-21) Separation begins when a couple lives separate and apart from each […]

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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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Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce

What Is A Divorce? A divorce, known as an “absolute divorce”, is an absolute and final termination of the marital relationship between two people who have been legally married. There are other terms which some people mistakenly call a divorce, but which have a different legal meaning such as: Separation: A separation begins when two […]

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