Family Law Blog

Here you will find all our blog posts relating to family law matters. We’ll answer your questions regarding child custody, divorce, child support, and everything in between. Get informed today and make better decisions regarding your specific case.

Does the NC Stay at Home Order Impact My Custody Order?

Many parents are concerned about how the current Stay at Home Order will affect their current custody order or agreement. Should they suspend one parent’s visitation? Will they be charged criminally for leaving their homes to participate in a custody exchange? The answer to these questions is no. NC Stay at Home Order and Custody [...]

Does the NC Stay at Home Order Impact My Custody Order?2020-04-06T16:50:23-04:00

Is Cohabitation Before Marriage Illegal in NC?

Is cohabitation before marriage illegal in NC? Yes, cohabitation before marriage is still technically illegal in North Carolina. North Carolina general statute 14-184 states: "If any man and woman, not being married to each other, shall lewdly and lasciviously associate, bed and cohabit together, they shall be guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor." [...]

Is Cohabitation Before Marriage Illegal in NC?2020-03-05T14:54:13-05:00

Alienation of Affection Laws in NC

What is Alienation of Affection? North Carolina is one of only 6 six states in which you can still sue for alienation of affection. These types of lawsuits basically allow a spouse to sue their marriage's homewrecker. "So, if a third party has inserted themselves into your marriage in some way and destroyed [...]

Alienation of Affection Laws in NC2020-03-05T15:09:25-05:00

Preparing for Divorce in NC Checklist

It is important to prepare for divorce or separation as early as possible in the process. Even a “simple” divorce can result in complications. This can happen by not following the proper legal procedure or by not fairly dividing the assets and liabilities. You can help create efficiency and produce a better result by [...]

Preparing for Divorce in NC Checklist2020-01-07T17:22:46-05:00

5 Child Custody Mistakes to Avoid

For many parents involved in a divorce or separation, child custody becomes one of the top concerns. That's why we've created a list of 5 common child custody mistakes parents make so you can be better prepared. In North Carolina courts, all family law decisions involving children are made with the best interests of the [...]

5 Child Custody Mistakes to Avoid2019-07-08T15:28:24-04:00

Is Dating During Divorce a Good Idea?

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, dating during divorce can have some repercussions during a legal case. This is generally why most family law attorneys [...]

Is Dating During Divorce a Good Idea?2019-07-03T11:56:49-04:00

Top 5 Questions About Divorce in NC

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 [...]

Top 5 Questions About Divorce in NC2019-08-29T17:26:25-04:00

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 [...]

Divorce Danger: Never Split Retirement Accounts By a Specific Number2018-10-25T16:59:47-04:00

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  divorce lawyers at Dummit Fradin Attorneys at Law truly care about the rights and futures of our clients, we have explained three common divorce [...]

3 Mistakes in Divorce2018-10-25T17:01:15-04:00

How to Help Children With Divorce During the Holidays

When it comes to the holiday season, no other individuals enjoy the traditions and celebrations like children. Yet, the holidays can become a highly emotionally taxing time for parents moving through the divorce process. Our legal team truly cares about the well-being of you and your children. So we have listed 3 tips to [...]

How to Help Children With Divorce During the Holidays2018-12-18T10:31:57-05:00
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