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

Since Bitcoin and a plethora of other cryptocurrencies have become a crucial – and rather sizeable – investment and currency in many people’s lives, you may be wondering about the legality of cryptocurrencies and their role in North Carolina divorce settlements.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: ” I’m considering separating from my spouse; what actions should I refrain from doing?”

Many divorcing spouses will stop at nothing to obtain a favorable divorce settlement, but how about recording your soon-to-be ex-spouse’s conversations secretly or spying on him or her? Does North Carolina make it illegal to wiretap your spouse?

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

If you cannot afford a Charlotte divorce attorney, North Carolina’s court system has another option that does not require you to pay for legal representation. The North Carolina Judicial Branch has introduced the first-ever statewide “self-help packet” for those who cannot afford a lawyer or do not want to deal with attorneys. The packet provides an easier method for getting divorced by offering general guidance, according to The News-Herald.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: ” Are overtime, bonuses, and commissions included in calculating child support?”

Some of you – especially those paying or receiving child support in North Carolina – have probably heard the news that the ex-wife of the former NFL star, Micheal Strahan, raised her child support amount to $500,000 more just for their daughter’s horse-riding classes.

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

Dividing property during a divorce – also known as distribution in North Carolina – is a grueling experience. Fighting over child custody is often a disheartening and painful experience. But what about pets?

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “Does adultery affect my divorce case?”

You might want to read this one if your husband or wife is cheating on you, or you filed for divorce because of your spouse’s infidelity. North Carolina is one of only a few states that allow cheated-on spouses to sue their spouse’s lover for “alienation of affections,” or, in other words, for destroying their marriage.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “Can I get the judge to order my spouse to pay my attorney’s fees in a property division case?”

A story of a woman who divorced her husband and found love with her wedding DJ can inspire many who do not feel happy in their marriage to file for divorce and pursue happiness.

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

Whether you are in the military, or you have a spouse who is in the military, you experience particular strains to your marriage that not every couple does. Dealing with the high-pressure work and the extreme separations can take a toll. Unfortunately, sometimes the strain results in divorce. In fact, in any given year, there can be as many as 30,000 military divorces. As in any divorce, taking care of the physical, emotional, and mental needs of children can be complicated. Some might say that children’s issues are even more complicated in military divorces. If you are part of a military couple seeking to terminate their marriage, an experienced divorce attorney can help.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “What does a “No-Fault’ divorce mean in NC?”

You work hard and have achieved your desired level of success. It is understandable that you would want to protect your assets. For many, the decision to enter into a prenuptial agreement is not an easy one.  In addition to shielding what you have from spousal acquisition, you have to consider the feelings of your significant other. How will he or she react? Will your soon-to-be spouse be offended at the suggestion?  Discussing the matter frankly and openly has the potential to cause unwanted turmoil in your relationship.

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

A lot of responsibility comes with being a parent. From infant to adult, parents have to provide their children with mental, emotional, and financial support. When a divorce occurs, these duties do not change, and chances are one parent will be required to pay child support. These payments will likely continue until the child is 18 years old, but the amount that is paid can easily be altered if a parent requests a modification to the child support order.