How to Divide Up Property During a Divorce In North Carolina

When you decide to get a divorce in North Carolina, there is a right way and a wrong way to divide property. In this video, I want to show you the right way so that you won’t make the same mistake that too many North Carolinians during their separation and divorce. Hello and welcome to […]

3 Common Mistakes People Make when Filing their own Divorce

Divorce Mistakes

There are a ton of divorce mistakes that I often see people make when they file their own divorce. When I was preparing to write this post, I did a brainstorm and could find no fewer than 10 major mistakes – any one of which could doom your divorce, cause you major legal/financial trouble, or […]

What does “Complex Divorce… Made Easy” really mean?

I’ve recently changed the tagline on my website to “Complex Divorce… Made Easy”. You may be wondering what that means. Here’s the quick and dirty explaination. Not all divorces are complex. Some cases are actually relatively simple. If you are in a situation where you don’t own property, you have a relatively short marriage, there […]

In complex equitable distribution cases, who wins?

My answer is going to surprise you – it’s not necessarily who you would think.  Here are some possible answers: The person represented by the better lawyer?  (whatever that means) The person who spends the most money on legal fees? The more sympathetic spouse? The person whose lawyer is best friends with the judge? No, […]

I received an inheritance and put it into a joint account with my spouse, can I keep it?

North Carolina Equitable Distribution laws are extremely complicated and confusing.  One of the most frequent questions I get involves the handling of an inheritance, financial gift, or lawsuit proceeds that one spouse receives during the marriage.  The question is simple, “Do I have to give half to my husband/wife?”  The answer is a little more […]

Getting a divorce in North Carolina: Some Pitfalls

North Carolina has some wacky laws when it comes to divorce.  They are not always intuitive, and sometimes they are downright unfair.  One such example is a rule called the “McClean Presumption”.  This rule deals with Equitable distribution in North Carolina, and the treatment of marital and separate real property (also known as land) and […]

How to divide a pension in a divorce?

I got a great question today in my Ask a Lawyer Section.  The question was this – “In North Carolina is a spouse entitled to half her husband’s pension? If so, when does she get it and is it considered income when considering Alimony and Child Support?” Here is a quick synopsis of this difficult […]