Exploring North Carolina’s Unified Family Court System
by Carolina AttorneysNovember 29, 2017 General0 comments
Back in 1996, North Carolina engaged in a redesign of the in-state legal system. At the conclusion of this process, the Commission for the Future of Justice and the Courts in North Carolina issued a report, titled “Without Favor, Denial or Delay,” outlining a number of recommendations to overhaul the state legal system. Among those recommendations, the Commission called for the creation of a...Learn More
Key Considerations for Child Custody in North Carolina
by Carolina AttorneysNovember 15, 2017 Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law0 comments
Today we will review a handful of key considerations for child custody situations that arise in North Carolina. Child custody is often the most challenging part of a divorce, with both parents fighting for custody of their children. In order to maintain focus on the children, North Carolina’s statutory approach places a premium value on the best interests of the children. How Does North...Learn More
Candlelight Vigil for North Carolina’s Domestic Violence Victims
by Carolina AttorneysNovember 9, 2017 Domestic Violence, Family Law0 comments
A crowd gathered in Graham, North Carolina, on to remember 77 victims who died as a result of domestic violence in the state in the past year, according to an article by The Times-News. A joint effort organized by the Family Justice Center and Family Abuse Services, attendees assembled in front of the Alamance County War Memorial. With a crowd bearing candles to the light the night, the name...Learn More
Can North Carolina Magistrates Refuse to Perform Same Sex Marriage?
by Carolina AttorneysOctober 30, 2017 Family Law0 comments
After a federal appeals court ruling, a North Carolina law that enables magistrates to refrain from performing same sex marriages will continue in full force, according to an article by The Charlotte Observer. Introduced as Senate Bill 2 by State Senator Phil Berger, the law in question allows magistrates and other officials to decline to perform a lawful marriage based on religious...Learn More
What is the Meaning of Equitable Distribution in North Carolina?
by Carolina AttorneysOctober 24, 2017 Divorce, Family Law0 comments
Our topic for discussion today involves the North Carolina approach to equitable distribution. In simple terms, equitable distribution refers to process of the court dividing up marital property between the spouses during divorce proceedings. It is important to note that equitable distribution only occurs when the spouses cannot agree amongst themselves to a fair distribution of their...Learn More
What is a Collaborative Divorce?
by Carolina AttorneysOctober 19, 2017 Collaborative Divorce, Divorce, Family Law0 comments
Today we will explore the North Carolina approach to collaborative divorce. Established in 2003 via amendment to the North Carolina General Statutes, this legal process leverages alternative dispute resolution to help spouses complete the divorce process as quickly and efficiently as possible. How Does North Carolina Define Collaborative Divorce? In Chapter 50, Article 4 of the North Carolina...Learn More
Advocates March Against Domestic Violence in Charlotte
by Carolina AttorneysOctober 11, 2017 Domestic Violence, Family Law0 comments
Advocates against domestic violence organized a march in Charlotte on September 28th, according to an article by FOX 46 Charlotte. Featuring domestic violence victims, members of the community and law enforcement officials in their ranks, the advocates marched along North Tryon Street. They displayed a number of signs with messages such as “verbal abuse is domestic abuse” and “men, step up and...Learn More