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Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “How long does getting a divorce take?”

If you and your spouse decided to end your marriage, you need to understand that it might take months to get a divorce in North Carolina, and that does not even take into consideration the period of separation. In rare cases, your divorce could be resolved within a month. If there are many disputed and contested issues involved, it would take a year or longer to finalize your divorce.

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?”

While many millennials are delaying marriage, it is not rare for people to get married in their mid-20s nowadays. However, not all marriages are meant to last forever, which is why many couples in their 20s end up getting divorced.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “How long does getting a divorce take?”

Uncontested divorces, also known as amicable divorces, tend to be less complicated than contested ones. If you and your spouse are able to resolve many or all of the issues in your divorce, your divorce is considered amicable in North Carolina.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “How long does getting a divorce take?”

Divorce is almost always tough for both spouses. However, the divorce process can become even more complicated when one spouse refuses to sign divorce papers. If the decision to end the marriage is not mutual, it may be difficult to finalize your divorce.

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

The short answer is: no, children cannot simply decide which parent to live with under North Carolina’s family law. However, a child’s preference to live with either parent can be taken into consideration by the court during a child custody case.

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

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As the end of the COVID-19 pandemic is nowhere in sight, parents and children are required to navigate online schooling and distance learning. Adjusting to the new reality can be difficult and stressful for all parents, especially divorced parents who share child custody.

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

Apparently, the COVID-19 pandemic and its stay-at-home orders throughout the country have wreaked havoc on marriages. Or at least that is what a new analysis of court filings in Charlotte, North Carolina, shows.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “Does adultery affect who gets custody?”

A partner’s addiction or problem with alcohol or drugs can put a significant strain on your relationship. In fact, addiction issues are one of the most common reasons for divorce. When marriage involves children, either parent’s substance abuse or addiction can have a detrimental effect on children.

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

While some divorced and separated parents can agree on various issues surrounding child custody, many couples struggle with finding middle ground. When parents cannot reach a consensus regarding custody issues, they may need help from a neutral third party.

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

While marriage counselors almost unanimously agree that trust issues can destroy a relationship, many married individuals cannot simply overcome mistrust. When trust issues enter the picture, a spouse may begin spying on his or her partner.

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