Should you get divorced before the end of 2013?

If you are just starting to think about getting divorced, and you live North Carolina, then you are pretty much out of luck to get divorced in 2013, or 2014 either for that matter. The process to get divorced in North Carolina is a long one, and starts with getting separated from your spouse. Once … Read more

Healthcare Exchanges are open – How will this affect your divorce?

It’s official. The government might be shutdown, but the healthcare exchanges are open for business.  Here is some information to answer all your questions about the exchanges and what if might mean for you if you are considering divorce. One of the biggest concerns of couples facing a divorce in North Carolina is what they … Read more

What it really means to get divorced

Having practiced family law (i.e. divorcing people) as long as I have, sometimes it gets easy to forget that my clients are real people with real lives and real emotions.  I think that is dangerous.  Every once and awhile, a client comes along that reminds me what it actually “means” to get divorced. I had … Read more

NC Divorce Papers – Who should file first?

The question of who should “file” NC divorce papers first depends in large part on your unique personal situation and what is meant by “filing” legal paperwork. In North Carolina, when we refer to “filing for divorce”, you could be referring to filing for the absolute divorce, or filing for any of the other legal … Read more