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 …

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If 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 …

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Social 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 …

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Life 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 …

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When 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 …

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