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North Carolina Separation Agreements — Wake County Family Law Attorney

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North Carolina does not require separation agreements for the husband and wife to be considered separated. Generally, however, the best way of outlining each spouse’s obligations is through a properly drafted separation ...

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Wake County Collaborative Divorce Lawyer — Raleigh Family Law Attorneys

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A large focus area for the attorneys at Maginnis Law, PLLC is the collaborative practice of family law. Everyone has heard horror stories of divorce, child custody, alimony, and/or equitable distribution that quickly turns ...

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North Carolina Domestic Violence Protection Order/Restraining Order Update

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In North Carolina “domestic violence” has a specific definition and only certain acts are prohibited. You must have a “personal relationship” to be charged with domestic violence. What constitutes a “personal ...

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Basics of Equitable Distribution — Apex Family Law Divorce Attorney

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At its most basic, equitable distribution is the court’s process for dividing property in a divorce. It is used when spouses are unable to divide their property themselves. The trial court has a lot of discretion in ...

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Legal Separation Under North Carolina Law — Wake County Divorce Attorney

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The term “separation” has a particular legal meaning when related to marriages and divorces. Marital separation occurs when a husband and wife interrupt marital relations without an actual dissolution of the marriage. ...

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Mediation Requirements in North Carolina Child Custody/Visitation Cases — Wake County Domestic Relations Attorney

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The courts in North Carolina are required to refer all contested child custody or visitation cases to mediation. This requirement has become critical in family law cases, particularly in Wake County. If you have a child ...

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Cary Domestic Violence Attorney — North Carolina Chapter 50B Family Law Lawyer

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Before Chapter 50B of the North Carolina General Statutes was enacted, the only remedies for domestic violence victims were through criminal statutes. There was growing concern that these criminal laws did not provide ...

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Wake County Child Support Attorney – Raleigh Family Law Lawyer

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Child support disputes are some of the most common issues in family law cases, regardless of whether the parents are going through divorce or never married. Child support payments in North Carolina are based upon custody ...

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Apex Child Custody Attorney – Wake County Joint Custody Lawyer

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North Carolina recognizes two primary types of custody: legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody gives a parent the right to make major decisions regarding the needs of the child such as education, health care and ...

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