Divorce is complicated. When you end a marriage, you and your spouse need to disentangle your lives. Among other things, this means sorting out your finances. North Carolina’s divorce law calls for an equitable distribution of marital assets. Each spouse deserves their fair share of the property. This raises an important question: What happens if …

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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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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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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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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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