Although divorce is often portrayed on television as a dramatic event that unfolds in a courtroom, the reality is often far different. Many couples try to work out their differences in an amicable way without resorting to lengthy disputes and emotional arguments. Although North Carolina family law does
Overview Annulment is a civil court process that declares a marriage never existed. You can only get an annulment in very limited situations. This is not the same as a religious annulment, which can only be granted by your church and has no legal effect on your marital status.
During a North Carolina divorce, courts sometimes order the higher-earning spouse (“paying spouse”) to make payments to the financially dependent spouse, called alimony. If the dependent spouse remarries or begins living with another person, however, the paying spouse should know whether he or she must continue paying alimony.
Adultery can be used as a basis for divorce in North Carolina. In addition, North Carolina is one of the few states where an innocent spouse can sue a third-party that broke up the marriage. This article provides a basic overview of adultery laws in North Carolina and how they can impact a divorce.
Like most states, North Carolina allows a court to award alimony (also called spousal support) when a couple divorces. The court must consider a list of factors in deciding whether an alimony award is appropriate, how much to award, and for how long. This article answers some common questions about alimony in North Carolina.
Break-ups and divorces are usually messy - even under the best of circumstances - but even more so when a couple has children. Without kids, it’s easier to move on with your life - to walk away from the relationship without looking back. But when you have kids, your ex will always be a part of your
The devastating effects of domestic violence on children, whether perpetrated against them or against a parent, have been well documented. When a couple divorces, the judge will carefully consider any acts of domestic violence in determining child custody and visitation.