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Temporary Custody in North Carolina

In North Carolina, temporary custody is the initial appearance before a court to resolve the visitation schedule pending mediation and a permanent hearing.  Temporary hearings are often limited in time and involve evidence as to the stability of the parties.  The Judge will want to know the following to determine the best interest of the [...]

By | 2017-04-27T09:28:11+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Child Custody, Family Law|Comments Off on Temporary Custody in North Carolina

Follow up on Electronic Security and Privacy in Divorce

Follow up on Electronic Security and Privacy in Divorce This is a follow up on electronic security and privacy in divorce.  Today, I follow up on electronic security and privacy issues that are simple to address.  Whether your concern is a hacker or a prying former spouse, these steps should help protect your privacy. First, [...]

By | 2017-04-12T08:45:18+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Follow up on Electronic Security and Privacy in Divorce

Parenting After Divorce

Parenting after divorce is very difficult on your child.  Its important to know that your children will need help adjusting to their new life.  Here are some tips I have found that benefit my clients in parenting. Your feelings matter too. Your marriage may have been over for years, but you will also have emotions [...]

By | 2017-04-07T12:15:19+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Child Custody, Parenting After Divorce|Comments Off on Parenting After Divorce

Gray Divorce

Gray Divorce:  Increasing at an alarming rate. Lincoln County has seen an influx of residents over the age of 50.  Whether its the influx of communities centered at retirees, the desire to be closer to grandchildren, or lower North Carolina taxes, many individuals are relocating to our great county. With that, gray divorce has been [...]

By | 2017-03-26T17:45:14+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Gray Divorce

Electronic Security in Divorce and Privacy Concerns

Electronic Security in Divorce and Privacy Concerns Electronic  security in divorce and privacy are big issues in modern day divorce and custody suits.  Spouses are using shared accounts and devices to access information that could be used at trial.  More attorneys are sending electronic preservation letters to opposing parties to preserve your electronic accounts, text messages, emails, [...]

By | 2017-04-05T13:33:47+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Considering Separation, Divorce, Electronic Data, Family Law, Privacy, Social Media|Comments Off on Electronic Security in Divorce and Privacy Concerns

Basics in Equitable Distribution: Presumptions, Factors, and Interesting factors

Basics in Equitable Distribution:  Presumptions, Factors, and Interesting factors. Absent a separation agreement or settlement, North Carolina courts will decide what is a fair, reasonable, and equitable division of assets looks like. Typically, there is a presumption of an equal division of property between the properties.  The courts may consider any factors that are outlined in [...]

By | 2017-03-26T09:39:46+00:00 March 26th, 2017|Equitable Distribution, Factors in Equitable Distribution, Marital Presumptions|Comments Off on Basics in Equitable Distribution: Presumptions, Factors, and Interesting factors

Help your child develop coping skills during divorce

Help your child develop critical coping skills during divorce The New York Times recently published an article on how parents can help their child develop coping skills during their divorce.  The premise is not to excuse away negative emotions the child is experiencing, but rather work through their feelings. The article interviews child psychologists about [...]

By | 2017-03-20T09:38:03+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Child Custody, Relationships|Comments Off on Help your child develop coping skills during divorce

Document, Document, Document in Equitable Distribution in North Carolina

Documentation is the key to Equitable Distribution Clients often ask what they need to be doing during for equitable distribution in North Carolina.  My advice will always be to document, document, document.  Want to make your divorce attorney very happy?  Save these documents for Equitable Distrubtion from the date you separated until your case is resolved. [...]

By | 2017-03-17T07:02:07+00:00 March 17th, 2017|Considering Separation, Date of Separation, Equitable Distribution|Comments Off on Document, Document, Document in Equitable Distribution in North Carolina

Five Things to Know About Traffic Tickets in Lincoln County

Never just pay the ticket online without talking to a lawyer first. Often, an officer will point to the back of the ticket with the instructions on how to pay the ticket online.  Don't.  Traffic tickets can result in an insurance increase or loss of your license. Hiring a lawyer is less expensive than you think. [...]

By | 2017-03-09T12:59:14+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Traffic Law|Comments Off on Five Things to Know About Traffic Tickets in Lincoln County

Child Support and Custody Modification in North Carolina

Motion to Modify Child Support and Custody are required in North Carolina New case law establishes that a motion to modify must be filed prior to modifying any permanent order of the court.  This effects child support modification.  Here are a few things you should know: How a Child Support or Custody Order becomes Permanent: [...]

By | 2017-03-03T06:59:09+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|Child Support, Modifications|Comments Off on Child Support and Custody Modification in North Carolina