If the personal connection between you and your spouse has led to a decision to end your marriage, it is important to recognize that you are dissolving a legal relationship as well. As such, you need to follow the process and meet the requirements as defined by North Carolina’s statute on divorce. Failure to comply...

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When it comes to resolving civil disputes in North Carolina, a trial before a judge or jury is not the only option. You can use arbitration services Monroe, North Carolina to reach a resolution to your case outside of the courtroom. Essentially, the parties (or their lawyers) pick a private person or persons to decide...

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A divorce often involves discussions on matters such as alimony, property distribution, and child custody. When spouses disagree over these terms, they can be said to be in a contested divorce. A contested divorce could also occur where one spouse contends the parties have not lived separate and apart for the required period of time....

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“Our new Constitution is now established, everything seems to promise it will be durable; but in this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes.”  Benjamin Franklin, letter to Jean-Baptiste Le Roy, 1789.  While death and taxes may be certain, how you are treated in your final days, and how your property is distributed after...

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Leasing, purchasing, or selling real property can seem like a daunting task. A real property transaction often involves practical, legal, and financial considerations. As such, it is important to practice care when buying, selling, or leasing property. It is a good idea to adopt a transaction checklist to ensure nothing falls through the cracks. A...

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Sometimes it just doesn’t work out, despite good intentions from both spouses, and the best way for the individuals to move on is separate, through a divorce.  A divorce is the termination of a marriage, ending the parties’ legal union.  One of our clients’ initial considerations and questions asked to us is:  How much will...

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Estate planning refers to the process of executing certain legal documents that dictate how your assets will be managed or dispersed upon death. All estate planning should include a last will and testament.  Your last will and testament can dispose of property such as cars, personal property, cash, stocks and bonds, and real property, among...

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