Family Law

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How to Protect your Inheritance from your Spouse During a Divorce

February 2, 2022

If you have received an inheritance, or a gift, or anticipate receiving either in the future, you may be wondering how you can protect it from your spouse in the event of a separation and divorce. In North Carolina when spouses divorce all property acquired by either spouse during the marriage is automatically presumed to be “marital property” and therefore subject to equitable distribution. There are exceptions to the marital property assumption. One of those…

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What to Expect During Your Initial Divorce Consultation

December 21, 2021

If you are considering divorce and unsure where to start, you are not alone. Most individuals are intimidated at the thought of consulting with a divorce attorney because the process is unfamiliar and they don’t know what is expected of them during the meeting. Whether you are in need of an attorney to assist you in an emergency situation or you are considering a future separation and need to prepare, it is critical that you…

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Partners Listed in 2022 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

August 30, 2021

GHMA | LAW is pleased to announce that Patrick McCroskey & Janet Amburgey have both been included in the Family Law Section of the 28th Edition of Best Lawyers in America . Patrick McCroskey is a Board Legal Specialist in Family Law and Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Patrick has previously been named Lawyer of the Year in Family Law for the Asheville Metropolitan Area at Best Lawyers three times: in 2015,…

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GHMA | LAW Partners included in North Carolina Super Lawyers 2020

GHMA | LAW Partners included in 2020 Edition of NC Super Lawyers

January 22, 2020

Dave Hillier, Patrick McCroskey, and Janet Amburgey have been listed in the 2020 Edition of North Carolina Super Lawyers.

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Patrick McCroskey included in the Legal Elite for the 7th Consecutive Year

January 8, 2020

GHMA | LAW is pleased to announce that Patrick McCroskey has been included in the Business North Carolina Legal Elite 2020 Family Law Section for the 7th consecutive year. Patrick McCroskey is a North Carolina Board Certified Legal Specialist in Family Law and Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He is also consistently recognized through peer review in the Family Law Section at Best Lawyers in America where he has been named Lawyer…

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