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Is your court-ordered equitable distribution modifiable?

Finalizing your divorce is a feat in itself. But with property division being inherently contentious, you could feel unsatisfied with the trial court’s final decision regarding what they deem as…

3 reasons a prenup may not stand

Prenuptial agreements are drafted prior to getting married, and they generally deal with what would happen if a divorce did occur. These are sometimes used when people want to protect…

Is your spouse trying to hide assets?

You’ve decided that obtaining a divorce is in your best interests and those of your family. You’re confident that you and your spouse will be able to reach an agreement…

You may need a new mortgage after your divorce

If you’re getting divorced, you need to think about your finances and your housing situation. For many people, this means deciding if they want to sell their house or not.…

3 behaviors that may constitute dissipation in family court

When married couples divorce, they have to separate their finances. Property division can be straightforward when couples already agree about what is appropriate or fair. It could also become a…

How is debt divided in a North Carolina divorce?

Money matters are among the most contentious issues in a divorce. In cases where the couple cannot agree on how to divide property and debt, the court will step in…

Watch out for SIDS if your divorce includes a family business

Some people know for a while that their marriage is ending. This gives them time to prepare, but it also gives those who are so inclined time to try to…

3 ways your ex could try to reduce your marital estate

The law in North Carolina protects your right to a fair share of your marital estate when you divorce. Whatever you and your spouse bought together or earned while married…

Should you worry about hidden assets in your upcoming divorce?

It could take weeks for you to complete an inventory of your assets and figure out what might be fair in a divorce. Trying to split your property can be…

How do some divorcing spouses unfairly alter the property division process?

The North Carolina family courts use equitable distribution to split up your property during a divorce. Unless you have a marital agreement with your spouse, you can expect that the…