Talking to Your Children about Divorce

Talking to children about divorceWhen there are problems in a marriage, children are usually well aware of the less-than friendly atmosphere. The fact that you and your spouse are contemplating divorce typically is not a secret. Because children are keenly aware of what goes on around them, parents should make an effort to sit down with their children and have an age-appropriate conversation.

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Family Law – Monroe Divorce Attorney

Divorce Monroe NCLife can sometimes involve making difficult decisions. Unfortunately, some of us may have the unpleasant experience of having to file for divorce. Statistics show that approximately 4% of North Carolina residents will file for divorce. Perry, Bundy, Plyler, & Long, LLP, a divorce attorney in Monroe NC, will look out for your best interests when faced with this decision.

The type of attorney needed for divorce will be one who has experience in the area of family law. Family law practitioners focus on areas that include divorce, alimony, child custody, child support, equitable distribution, etc. Those who have made the decision to file for divorce should retain an attorney who is familiar with these issues.

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Why You Need a Monroe Lawyer

Monroe AttorneyWhen legal problems arise, it may be difficult to decide if you need an Monroe NC lawyer. You may think that you will be able to represent yourself; however, be aware that many legal matters have gray areas and confusing laws that only the best attorneys can decipher.

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Social Media and Your Divorce Case

Monroe Divorce AttorneySocial Media today plays a bigger role in divorce cases than people would suspect. Courts, in most cases, do not recognize anything posted online as private.

Attorneys and Judges admit pictures, comments and videos gathered from social media sites as evidence in court.

At Perry, Bundy, Plyler & Long, LLP, our divorce lawyers in Monroe NC handle divorce cases every day. We know that there has been a sharp rise in the past few years in the amount of online evidence presented in divorce cases. In fact, over a third of all divorce filings last year cited social media sites either as one of the causes of divorce, or as evidence to be used in settlements. We don’t want you to stop networking online; however, we do advise you to be cautious about what you say.

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Hiring an Adoption Attorney and Their Role

Divorce Attorney MonroeIf you’re considering adoption, you may also be considering whether to hire an adoption attorney to handle the process for you. That’s a fair question, because there are choice available.

If you can find a family law lawyer who handles adoptions, though, he or she can make the process less stressful. There will be a cost involved, of course, as there would be with any professional you hire. However, the cost can be well worth it to shorten the time it takes to adopt and make sure everything is handled properly.

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It’s Tax Time & You’re Divorced

How do you determine who receives the dependency exemption for the children?

          To claim the dependency exemption the parents must be divorced or separated, have a separation agreement or have lived apart during the last six months of the year. Generally only the custodial parent may claim the dependency exemption. Custody is determined by the number of overnights slept in the home of a parent. The parent having custody for a greater portion of the year is considered the custodial parent.

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What is Custody Mediation?

      Divorce-Mediation-Long-Island-Co-Parenting  Whenever a lawsuit is filed to establish custody, or a motion is filed to modify an existing custody order, the parties are ordered to attend Child Custody Mediation.  There are certain circumstances which may exempt the parties from mediation; however, generally speaking, custody mediation is mandatory.

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Holding Title to Your Home

You have recently gotten married and the two of you want to buy a new home. How should you hold title to what will likely be your biggest asset?Tenants by Entireties

There are several ways to hold your title such as: Tenants in Common, Joint Tenants and Tenants by the Entireties. There is no one right way and you should consult with an attorney before taking or changing title. This discussion is only about Tenants by the Entireties.

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Mediation vs. Arbitration – What’s the Difference?

“In most lawsuits in North Carolina the parties, and most often their attorneys, will be required to participate in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). The most common ADR procedure is mediation, but the parties can choose arbitration. What is the difference between the two and how does it affect you?

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Seeking Emergency Custody of a Child in North Carolina

Does Your Child’s Safety Depend on Immediate Intervention by NC Courts?

It is an unfortunate reality that many parents face situations or circumstances that they feel need the Court’s immediate attention to ensure the safety of their children.  When such situations arise, a parent may need to seek emergency custody of their child. 

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