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Our office continues to operate during our regular business hours, which are 8:30 am - 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday, but you can call the office 24 hours a day. We continue to follow all recommendations and requirements of the State of Emergency Stay at Home Order. Consultations are available via telephone or by video conference. The safety of our clients and employees is of the utmost importance and, therefore, in-person meetings are not available at this time except for emergencies or absolutely essential legal services.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “How should I prepare if I intend to file for divorce in the near future?”

As most court operations in North Carolina have been limited since March, people who want to file for divorce during the pandemic or wish to resolve their pending divorce case are wondering about the alternatives to trial for divorces.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “What does uncontested divorce mean?”

As court proceedings in North Carolina were postponed until June 1, 2020, many North Carolinians are becoming increasingly frustrated about the inability to get divorced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “What children’s expenses are covered by child support?”

For all of us, the COVID-19 pandemic came out of the blue unexpectedly. As a result, the entire nation is dealing with the economic impact of the pandemic. Skyrocketing unemployment, business closures, and government-mandated stay-at-home orders may affect obligor parents’ ability to make payments for the support of their children.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “Do I need an attorney to get a Divorce in North Carolina?”

The COVID-19 pandemic came in like a wrecking ball, disrupting many people’s plans and bringing total chaos to their everyday lives. Regardless of whether you were thinking about getting a divorce prior to the pandemic, or are already in the midst of a divorce battle, you may be concerned about possible delays in the process or that you will not be able to get divorced until after the pandemic is over.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “Do I need an attorney to get a Divorce in North Carolina?”

With a stay-at-home order in North Carolina and nearly every other state during the coronavirus pandemic, the issue of domestic violence has come to the forefront of attention as victims are stuck in the house with their abuser for long periods of time with little to no opportunity to call for help.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “What are my custody rights if the other parent moves?”

On March 27, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper ordered North Carolinians to stay home until April 29 in an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19. How does the state’s stay-at-home order, which prohibits residents from leaving their home except for essential activities, impact your child custody order?

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “What can I do to gain custody of my child in North Carolina?”

As confirmed coronavirus cases and COVID-19 deaths keep rising in North Carolina, the state enforced a stay-at-home order directing residents to stay home for a month. In light of this, many parents wonder how the order impacts their child custody or child visitation order.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “How is the amount of child support decided in North Carolina?”

As of March 30, North Carolina has over 1,300 confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease, while at least six people died from COVID-19 in the state, including one coronavirus-related death in Mecklenburg County.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “How is social media evidence used in divorce proceedings?”

People routinely use social media sites such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to express their opinions and share what happens in their daily lives. While others may simply scroll through your posts and photos (or comment, like, and repost them), your soon-to-be-ex-spouse and his or her attorney will be looking at everything you post through a magnifying glass when your divorce case is pending.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: ” Is there some property that the judge cannot divide?”

A domestic violence charge can turn the accused’s life upside down in an instant. A conviction of domestic violence in North Carolina can lead to fines and jail time. While it is known that domestic violence affects divorce proceedings, how does a DV conviction impact the accused’s life?

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