When should I hire a Divorce Lawyer?
by Carolina AttorneysMay 13, 2020 Collaborative Divorce, Family Law0 comments
Sometimes married couples who plan on getting divorced think it’s a good idea to settle-up with a spouse and then retain a lawyer to draw up the necessary paperwork. Clearly, it’s preferable to be reasonable and proceed in good faith in dealing with your spouse, particularly in instances where the marriage has fallen apart but the respective parties still care for one another....Learn More
Child Custody and Visitation During COVID-19
by Carolina AttorneysApril 16, 2020 Child Custody0 comments
Child Visitation in North Carolina The Coronavirus and COVID-19 changes how we live day-to-day. That involves more than just grocery shopping, doctor visits, and going to work. Parents of children subject to a Child Custody Order or other negotiated Consent Orders are working through school shutdowns, social distancing, and lack of work-related-childcare. Well-intended, historically...Learn More
by Carolina AttorneysJanuary 5, 2020 Divorce0 comments
Nationwide, January 6, 2020 has been informally designated as “Divorce Day.” Charlotte divorce lawyers anticipate a sharp increase in call volume immediately following the holidays. While it may be popular to call it “Divorce Day,” in North Carolina, it might be better entitled, “Divorce Year.” In part that is because the NC divorce laws, with certain...Learn More
Surviving the Holidays
by Carolina AttorneysDecember 17, 2019 Divorce0 comments
Surviving the holidays in a difficult marriage can be difficult at best. Despite that, legal separation and filing for divorce in Charlotte tend to decline during certain seasons. Pre-existing problems in a marriage may be exacerbated by family commitments and the hustle brought on by the time of the year. Some parents stay married for the children, thinking to themselves, “I want to...Learn More
Is a lawyer required for divorce?
by Carolina AttorneysNovember 8, 2019 Divorce, Family Law0 comments
You can always elect to represent yourself in most legal matters before the Court. In response to the question, “Is a lawyer required for divorce?” the answer is “No.” That’s also often true for many other types of legal matters, including traffic tickets, car accidents, and criminal charges. There are very few instances when a lawyer would be...Learn More
Is Domestic Violence a Federal Offense?
by Carolina AttorneysOctober 30, 2019 Domestic Violence0 comments
We’ve all heard the saying, “Don’t make a federal case out of it.” It’s meant to imply a substantial overreaction or hyperbolic assessment of a problem. In the south, we might say, “Don’t make such a fuss.” But is it really fair regarding “DV” charges in Charlotte? Is domestic violence a federal offense? Should it be? Federal Court...Learn More
Calculating Child Support – Self Employed – Little v. Little
by Carolina AttorneysOctober 1, 2019 Family Law0 comments
Little v. Little is an unpublished family law decision by the NC Court of Appeals. In part, the opinion is helpful to attorneys in understanding the process/logic of calculating child support, especially for parents who are self employed. As an unpublished decision, “Abigail B. Little v. Everett D. Little” (the formal caption of the lawsuit/opinion) does not carry precedential...Learn More