New regulations will make alimony payments non-taxable income for those receiving alimony payments and non-tax-deductible for those making the payments beginning January 1, 2019. Properly executed, unmodified agreements and orders executed prior to that date will retain the deductibility and taxability, respectively. The Basics of Alimony Alimony is the monetary exchange of support following a...

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  As parents, you want what’s best for your children and especially so in your post-separation child custody arrangements. Many parents have questions about how they can determine the best outcome for their children to live in a safe, healthy, and loving environment.   Here are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding child...

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  One of the many challenging aspects of a divorce is determining whether spousal support should be established. Post-separation support and alimony are utilized to help the dependent spouse maintain an accustomed standard of living. There are a several things to consider when negotiating spousal support. Below are a few issues that the experienced Monroe,...

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    Congress first passed federal laws establishing child support guidelines in the 1980’s to accomplish three main goals: financially help children living in a single parent household; encourage payment of child support and promote consistent contact between parent and child Today, many of those same guidelines exist in order to ensure the safety, well-being...

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Divorce is hard. On top of the emotional turmoil, you are also faced with the unpleasant task of dividing your property. Equitable Distribution, the process for dividing the property accumulated during your marriage, has several important legal limitations you should be aware of. That is why it is important to contact an Equitable Distribution and...

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In North Carolina, most judicial districts require couples to attend mediation as part of the divorce process. Mediation allows couples to resolve disputes through a neutral third-party, the mediator. Mediators do not give legal advice. Instead, they facilitate negotiations and help the couple reach a fair settlement. While every mediation is different, here are the...

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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.