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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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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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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Over the past two decades, the divorce rate has fallen considerably among married people between the ages of 25 and 39. In contrast, the Pew Research Center reports that the divorce rate is actually increasing for people over the age of 40. In the modern world, getting divorced after 40 is normal. Many other people...

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Divorce is a public process in North Carolina. Any interested member of the public can seek out divorce records and can share what they find with others. However, few people are actually looking for other people’s divorce records. Instead, it is often the person who got divorced who needs a copy of a divorce decree...

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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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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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