Family Law

Do I have to turn over my medical records during divorce?

Do I have to Provide My Medical Records to My Ex in a Divorce

April 18, 2023

During the pretrial discovery phase of a divorce and in child custody matters it is not uncommon for the opposing party to request your medical records. Whether an outside party is entitled to see your medical records is a matter that can be litigated, but generally speaking, when the records are relevant to the issues at hand, the opposing party may be justified in obtaining them. Your private health records can not be acquired by…

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Partners Included in Super Lawyers 2023

January 27, 2023

GHMA LAW partners Patrick McCroskey and Janet Amburgey have been recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers 2023. Patrick has been included at Super Lawyers for 12 consecutive years, while Janet has been included on the list since 2020. Patrick McCroskey is a North Carolina Board Legal Specialist in Family Law and a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and is an AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer at Martindale-Hubbell. He is consistently recognized in the…

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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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