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Tips for Reducing Legal Expenses in Your Domestic Case

Legal expenses in a domestic case can add up quickly, especially if there are complex legal issues, or hostility and bitterness between the parties that impedes settlement negotiations. In Asheville...
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Stepparent Adoptions

In today’s world of blended families, adoption of a child by a stepparent has become common as parents strive to form cohesive and stable family units. Under North Carolina General...
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Domestic Violence Legal Advocacy

In North Carolina, domestic violence can be defined in simple terms as abuse, fear of abuse, harassment, or undue manipulation or control that occurs between two parties involved, or formerly...

Modification of Child Custody

An action for modification of child custody is when one party files an appropriate action with the court seeking to have the living arrangements of the child (or children) changed...

Choosing the Best Lawyer for Your Divorce

Amid the angst and turmoil surrounding separation and divorce, one of the most important decisions that you will make will be your choice of an attorney. It is important to...

Know Your Rights before Your Divorce Is Final

There are an abundance of websites and forms online that are designed to enable people to obtain a divorce without the assistance of an attorney. Even if you intend to...
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Should I get a prenuptial agreement?

A prenuptial agreement, also referred to as a premarital agreement or ante-nuptial agreement, is a contract entered into between two parties contemplating marriage. The agreement becomes effective upon their marriage....

Determining Child Support in High Income Cases

The North Carolina Child Support Guidelines in effect for 2013 provide a formula for determining the recommended basic child support obligation for parents whose combined adjusted gross incomes is $25,000...
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Gum, Hillier & McCroskey, PA ranked in 2014 “Best Law Firms”

Asheville, NC, United States -- Friday, November 01, 2013 -- Gum, Hillier & McCroskey, PA has been ranked in the 2014 "Best Law Firms" list by U.S. News & World...

How is child support determined?

The North Carolina Child Support Guidelines in effect for 2013 provide a formula for determining the basic child support obligation for parents’ with combined adjusted gross incomes of $300,000 per...
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David Hillier Named 2013 Leader in the Law

The family and bankruptcy law firm of Gum, Hillier & McCroskey, PA, is proud to announce that David R. Hillier is recipient of the 2013 Leaders in the Law Award....

Dating After Separation

A question that family law attorneys are often asked is: "How long after separation should I wait before I start dating?" Unfortunately, the answer varies depending on the unique circumstances...