Recent Posts in Family Law Category

  • 5 Child Custody Mistakes to Avoid

    For many parents involved in a divorce or separation, child custody becomes one of the top concerns. In North Carolina, all family law decisions involving children are made with the best interests of a child in mind. This means that it is more beneficial to you to demonstrate all the things that make you a parent who is fit and responsible enough to provide your child with the care and support ...
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  • Should You Date During a Divorce?

    The divorce process can be a difficult experience, especially when it comes to wanting to begin a new life and find a new partner. While it is healthy and natural for divorcees to start new relationships, doing so while a divorce is pending can have some repercussions during a legal case. This is generally why most family law attorneys advise clients to wait until a divorce is finalized before ...
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  • Divorce Danger: Never Split Retirement Accounts By a Specific Number

    When a person chooses to file for divorce, chances are they want to get through the legal process as quickly as possible so they can pursue a fresh start. While this is only natural, given that most divorces occur when two people grow apart, it is important for divorcing spouses to carefully consider all factors of the divorce process to ensure they take the necessary steps towards protecting ...
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  • 5 Important Questions & Answers About Divorce

    Regardless of what the circumstances may be, divorce can be a difficult and emotional process to endure. In most cases, this is due to a lifestyle change during and after two people grow apart. Because of this, many divorcing spouses experience challenging conversations and confrontations with their soon-to-be ex-spouse. For this reason, a person who decides to file for divorce should get in touch ...
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  • 3 Mistakes in Divorce

    Divorce can be emotionally taxing and highly complex. Of course, with this combination, ample amounts of mistakes can occur if issues are not handled correctly or in a timely manner. Because our Charlotte divorce lawyers at Dummit Fradin Attorneys at Law truly care about the rights and futures of our clients, we have explained three common divorce mistakes to avoid: Mistake One: Engaging in ...
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  • How to Help Your Children Get Through the Holidays During Divorce

    When it comes to the holiday season, no other individuals enjoy the traditions and celebrations like children. However, the holiday season can become a highly emotionally taxing time for spouses, who are also parents, moving through the divorce process. Because our legal team truly cares about the well-being of you and your children, we have listed and explained 3 tips to help you help your ...
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  • Busting 4 Common Divorce Myths

    If you have not been through a divorce but are considering filing, chances are you have heard many contradictory or flat-out untrue things about the process. These myths may have even caused you to take or prevented you from taking certain actions. No matter where you may be in the divorce process, it is important to keep in mind that much of what you hear may only be rumor. To help, our Charlotte ...
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  • Determining Spousal Support in North Carolina

    In the event of a divorce or separation, one spouse may be eligible to seek alimony (§ 50-16.3A.) or postseparation support (§ 50-16.2A.) from the other spouse. In North Carolina, courts will award spousal support to a dependent spouse. A dependent spouse is one that earns insufficient income to maintain the standard of living received during the marriage due to the loss of his or her spouse’s ...
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  • How North Carolina Courts Determine Child Custody

    Matters involving the custody and futures of children are often the most important in family law cases. Whether you are considering divorce with children or have another custody issue, understanding the process and what courts consider when making custody arrangements can help you prepare a case that puts you in position to secure the results you want. Parents or guardians have the ability to ...
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  • Child Support: Deviation

    Child support hearings can be a stressful and frustrating time in one's life. It can be very taxing on both parties involved and their children. It is important to remember the advantages of having experienced and effective legal representation on your side. There are a number of factors in deciding on how child support will be calculated by a Judge. In North Carolina, child support is calculated ...
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  • Child Support: Imputing Income

    When breakups and divorces occur, it can be one of the most difficult things a person and/or couple can go through. The separation can be simplified in a sense, if there are no children involved. When children are involved, the separation can be a bit less amicable. In this time parents can choose to spite each other in terms of child support because when the splitting couple has a child or ...
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  • Third Party Custody & Visitation

    When parents are faced with a dispute involving custody of their child in North Carolina, the dispute is resolved through the courts application of the best interests of the child standard. In other words, the court will order a custody and visitation schedule for the parents that the court deems will be promote the child's interest and welfare. The best interest of the child standard is also ...
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  • Child Custody Factors in North Carolina

    When it comes to determining child custody , there are so many factors to consider and decisions to be made. The child custody process in North Carolina can often be a confusing one for parents, as statutory law does not well define all of the many facets of custody. In a custody matter, parents are given some type of "legal custody" and "physical custody" over the minor child or children. “Legal ...
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