North Carolina takes parental rights seriously, and for that reason will not terminate a parent’s rights lightly. However, there are certain situations where a court may step in and terminate parental rights. If you are a custodial parent and you need help terminating the rights of a non-custodial parent, we can help. If the other...

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Many people assume that their divorce will be a long, drawn-out, “knock ‘em out” affair. However, many divorces end amicably with the couple reaching an out of court settlement. The settlement allows them to divorce quickly and then move on with their lives instead of angrily fighting over child custody and other issues. At Perry,...

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A person’s experience in divorce court will largely depend on whether they are having a contested or uncontested divorce. When a couple can reach an out of court settlement, known as a separation agreement, then they might only go to court and get a divorce by summary judgment.  The requirement for a divorce in NC...

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Dear clients, colleagues and friends, We want to take this opportunity to reach out to you in these uncertain times. It is our goal to still provide quality legal-services to you while maintaining the safety of our staff and clients. As such, we have implemented firm-wide policies to address safety and sanitation concerns. We are...

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A divorce decree is the official result of a divorce action. The presiding judge signs the final decree. It details the parties involved, the final decision, and can include decisions over essential matters such as asset division and child  custody. A divorce is a process that can have far-reaching effects on you, your children and...

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A family law court can grant a final decree of divorce.  The Court also has the power to set the terms and enforce every aspect of the separation and divorce, including custody, child support, alimony or division of property. A divorce party that violates the court decree can be held in contempt of court. If...

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It can be a tiresome process to fight out a divorce with your spouse in the court system. It is possible, however, to go through a divorce from your spouse without a long and drawn out court process. A family law attorney, Monroe, NC, can help resolve differences between you and your spouse and help...

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Unfortunately, divorce is a common occurrence in society. In the United States, 40-50% of marriages end in divorce. However, recent studies suggest that the rate of divorce in the United States is declining. Millennial marriages last longer. The USA has the 6th highest rate of divorce in the world, with 41% of first marriages and...

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If you are considering getting an absolute divorce, you have probably asked the question “what do divorce papers look like?” “Divorce Papers” include the complaint or the answer to the complaint. If you have trouble identifying them, your divorce attorney in Monroe, NC may be able to help you. An absolute divorce terminates the legal marriage...

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Divorce can be expensive. However, hiring an experienced family law attorney to represent you in your divorce can save you time and money down the road.  It is especially important to seek competent legal representation if there are issues that will be contested in your case. Some of the costs you may have to incur...

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As many of you are probably aware, the Governor has issued a stay at home order beginning today at 5 pm. As an essential business, we will remain open to serve our clients. During this time, many people will face legal challenges and be in need of services regarding issues such as divorce and child custody, estate planning, business law and real estate matters. We are here to help. In order to follow social distancing protocols, we are offering phone and video conferences and innovative solutions to sign your essential documents in a safe manner. We are all going through a difficult time and things are rapidly changing, but Perry, Bundy, Plyler & Long remains here for you.