Data from the North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics (SCHS) shows that approximately 550 divorces are finalized in Union County alone each year. Most people going through a divorce want to find a way to get to a low-conflict, amicable solution. Of course, not all divorces start out that way. You and your spouse …

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According to data from the Adoption Network, approximately one in every fifty children born in the United States will be adopted before their eighteenth birthday. There are a number of different types of adoption—including private infant adoptions and stepparent adoptions of their spouse’s child. You may be wondering: Does a child have to consent to …

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According to data from the Adoption Network, approximately one in every fifty children born in the United States will be adopted before their eighteenth birthday. There are a number of different types of adoption—including private infant adoptions and stepparent adoptions of their spouse’s child. You may be wondering: Does a child have to consent to …

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Data from the North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics (SCHS) shows that approximately 550 divorces are finalized in Union County alone each year. Most people going through a divorce want to find a way to get to a low-conflict, amicable solution. Of course, not all divorces start out that way. You and your spouse …

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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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Delinquent child support is a major issue in North Carolina and throughout the country. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that less than half of custodial parents receive the full amount owed. State and federal regulations allow for the intercept of a tax refund to cover back due child support obligations. In this blog post, our …

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For parents who have young kids, going through a divorce or separation can be especially challenging. You have to work out issues related to child custody and child visitation. In North Carolina, custody & visitation disputes are resolved under the state’s “best interests of the child” standard. Here, our Monroe family lawyers provide an overview …

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North Carolina parents have important legal rights and legal responsibilities. You may be wondering: Can one simply give up their parental rights in North Carolina? The short answer is “no” — you cannot voluntarily relinquish parental rights or parental responsibilities. Instead, there must be a court proceeding in which the judge orders termination of parental …

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Going through a divorce or separation is never easy. Not only are there complicated legal questions to be addressed, but emotions can run very high. At the same time, few people want a fight over a divorce or separation. Amicable, low conflict solutions are desirable. Divorces, separations, and other family law disputes are often great …

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Adopting a child is a wonderful way to add to your family. The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reports that nearly 140,000 children are adopted nationwide each year, some through a private process as infants, others by step-parents, and some out of the foster-care system. This has raised an important question: …

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