The Basics of Equitable Distribution in North Carolina

Q: What is Equitable Distribution? A: Among other things, equitable distribution is the distribution of property, including assets, and debt accumulated during the course of a marriage. Q: How does North Carolina law Define Marital Property, Separate and Divisible Property, and Distributive Award? A: Pursuant to § 50-20 of the North Carolina General Statutes, the following definitions apply: “Marital property” is defined as all real and personal property acquired by either spouse or both spouses during the course of the…

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The Basics of Spousal Support in North Carolina

Q: How does the Court Define Alimony, Post-Separation Support, Dependent and Supporting Spouse and Marital Misconduct? A: Pursuant to § 50-16.1A of the North Carolina General Statutes, as it relates to post-separation support and/or alimony the following definitions apply: 1. “Alimony” is defined as an order for payment for the support and maintenance of a spouse or former spouse, periodically or in a lump sum, for a specified or for an indefinite term, ordered in an action for divorce, whether…

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Child Custody Basics in North Carolina

Q: Who is Entitled to Seek Custody of a Minor Child in North Carolina? A: Child Custody in North Carolina is governed by Chapter 50 of the North Carolina General Statues. Specifically, N.C. Gen. Statute § 50-13.1 states in relevant part that anyone, including a parent, relative, or agency who believes they are entitled to custody of a minor child may institute a child custody proceeding. Q: What Is the Standard That The Court Uses In Determining Child Custody? A:…

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The Basics to Obtaining a Divorce in North Carolina

Q: My Spouse and I Have Been Separated for 6 months, Can I Get a Divorce Now? A: No. Divorces in North Carolina are governed by Chapter 50 of the North Carolina General Statues. Specifically, N.C. Gen. Statute § 50-6 states in relevant part that a lawfully married Husband and Wife may dissolve their marriage without cause if either party files an application for divorce and the reason for dissolution of the marriage is that the parties have lived separate…

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The Process: Appealing Your Denied SSI/SSDI Claim

Can I Use a Lawyer to Help Me apply for SSI/SSDI benefits? Applying for Social Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) can be complex, time consuming and overwhelming. That is why anyone who is entitled to receive benefits should consult a skilled professional to help them navigate the process. There is no reason to engage this process alone. The law allows you to have a qualified representative to assist you through this process Can I Appeal the…

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