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, the best way for the individuals to move on is to 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 is:  How much will my divorce …

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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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A divorce can often be emotionally taxing on all parties involved. The impact on financial security and physical separation can negatively affect the spouses, children, family members, and friends. Therefore, it is vital that you find someone to talk to during and after a divorce. Your lawyer is a paid professional who generally bills you …

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How long does it take to get a divorce? It depends. In North Carolina, a divorce could take anywhere from 45 to 90 days or more. This is without counting the 12-month separation period required before you can file for an official divorce decree. The duration of a divorce often depends on several factors. For …

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Purchasing a home in cash holds a myriad of benefits for both parties. For the buyer, it presents the possibility of a faster closing and allows you a strong negotiating position. The seller, on the other hand, may also face fewer obstacles such as waiting on buyer approval. Though a cash closing is typically simpler …

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The American Psychological Association (APA) estimates that as many as 50 percent of U.S. couples will eventually separate. Although ending a marriage is far from unusual, it is still a difficult, often stressful process. Before couples can finalize their separation, there are many complicated issues that must be resolved.  Life insurance is a quintessential example …

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Adoption is complicated and getting started can be difficult. While navigating the process can certainly be challenging, adoption does not have to be intimidating. When you know what to expect, getting through the process is a lot easier. Below, our Union County adoption lawyers provide an overview of the key steps of the legal adoption …

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