Separation & Divorce

Tips for Reducing Legal Expenses in Your Domestic Case

July 7, 2014

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 and the Western North Carolina area, it is customary for family law attorneys to charge an hourly rate for cases that involve child custody, child support, spousal support, and equitable distribution of marital property. The following are tips that may help minimize your legal expenses…

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Choosing the Best Lawyer for Your Divorce

March 22, 2014

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 have a lawyer who inspires your trust and confidence, but also a lawyer who has expertise in the area of the law in which you need assistance. Even if you believe your divorce will be fairly amicable, or you do not have a large marital…

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Know Your Rights before Your Divorce Is Final

February 22, 2014

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 handle your own divorce, you may still benefit from having a consultation with an attorney before you proceed with the divorce process. Having an attorney to assist you with your divorce can take a lot of the stress and guesswork out of the process. Otherwise,…

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Dating After Separation

August 23, 2013

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 of each case, the legal issues involved, and the geographic region where the parties reside. There are a number of reasons why family law attorneys who practice in or around Asheville, North Carolina recommend clients resolve their legal and personal issues with their current spouse…

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Who should get the marital home?

July 22, 2013

When parties separate and begin the process of dividing their marital property, one of the assets they are likely to deal with is their marital home. In North Carolina, in a typical equitable distribution case, there are normally three options for disposing of the marital home. Those options are: 1. Distribute the home to the husband; 2. Distribute the home to the wife; or 3. Sell the home. This may seem like a simple process;…

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