Get What You Deserve: Understanding Contempt

Divorces do not always go smoothly. After the divorce, one party might disagree with a portion of the judge’s decision and decide not to follow the order. This behavior can result in an order to show cause or a motion for contempt. Whether you are the recipient of an order to show cause or a motion for contempt, or thinking of filing one against your former spouse, you should learn more about this process. Here is Read More

Things to Consider About Assisted Reproduction (IVF, Surrogacy, Egg or Sperm Donation)

Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) has enabled many people to grow the family of their dreams. However, the process of assisted reproduction can be confusing and overwhelming. Here is some information to help demystify and simplify the process. Financial implications The price of assisted reproductive technology (ART) varies depending on what kind of ART you require. For example, Intrauterine Inseminations Read More

Looking to the Future: Six Ways You Can Heal from a Divorce

Going through a divorce isn’t easy for anyone. Even if you initiated it, it’s likely you will experience a lot of different, and sometimes conflicting emotions. You may go through periods of pain, grief, anger, and loneliness, but you also might experience a sense of relief, a new found confidence and an inner peace knowing that you are out of a relationship that, for whatever reason, wasn’t working for you. There Read More

5 Myths About Prenuptial Agreements

If you’re thinking about getting married, or even if you’re already planning your wedding, the idea of a prenuptial agreement may have crossed your mind. These legal documents are at least considered by most people prior to marriage, but in the vast majority of cases, the idea is dismissed because of the many negative beliefs about them. The reality is, however, that most of the negative thoughts about prenuptial Read More

Stay Positive: 5 Self-Care Tips for Those Facing Infertility

Perhaps you planned to have children after you reached a certain degree of success in your career or achieved a similar personal milestone. But after trying to become a parent, you receive the devastating news that you are facing infertility. You know that this doesn’t mean you will never have a family. With Assisted Reproductive Technology, you may still be able to experience the rewards of being a parent. Right Read More

What to Do If Your Ex Stops Paying Child Support

When a couple divorces in North Carolina, it is neither fair nor reasonable to expect one parent to support the children alone. This is why family courts order child support to be paid. These payments are meant to contribute to the cost of housing, food, clothing, medical care, and other expenses associated with raising a child. Child support payments are made to the other parent, but they are for the maintenance of Read More

What You Need to Know About ART

For many individuals and couples, the dream of starting their own family is complicated by an inability to conceive. Until recently, their only choices would have been to adopt children or remain childless. Now, with strong advances in reproductive technology, these people can fulfill their shared dream of becoming parents. Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) is technology utilized to achieve conception using Read More

How a Financial Analyst Contributes to the Divorce Process

When Mark and Kelly decided to get divorced, she suggested that they “just split everything 50-50.” She offered to take certain assets as her half and let Mark have everything else. He agreed, seeing the arrangement as fair. Unfortunately, what he didn’t realize was that he would have to pay taxes on his assets whenever he wanted to access them, unlike Kelly, who could touch hers tax-free. What sounded like a fair Read More

5 Common Misconceptions About Divorce

There are a lot of myths and false assumptions surrounding divorce, and many of them are accepted as fact thanks to popular media. They are so widespread that divorce attorneys have to spend considerable amounts of time educating their clients on how the process actually transpires. Below is a list of five of the most common misconceptions about divorce and why they have no basis in reality. Custody of children Read More

How Divorce Affects Your Estate Plans

Divorce is a monumental life change, one that requires an updated estate plan to reflect your new circumstances. While most people wait until the divorce goes through before they revisit their will, power of attorney, trusts, and other arrangements, ideally the process should start as you know you intend to file. Given that North Carolina requires a separation of one year and one day before a divorce can be filed, Read More