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3How Do I Divorce a Spouse Who Lives in Another State?

The decision to divorce often comes after a long period of discord or discontent. In North Carolina, couples can file for a no-fault divorce based on irreconcilable differences. Couples are required to live apart for a period of at least one year before they can seek an absolute divorce in North Carolina. In some cases, one or both parties may move out of the area where they originally resided. When this happens, it can complicate the divorce process. If you are seeking a divorce from a partner who lives out of state, it is helpful to seek guidance from an experienced North Carolina divorce attorney.

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9-1What You Need to Know About Divorce in North Carolina

The divorce rates have been decreasing, but there is still a significant number of marriages that will end. Although divorce is not easy, it may be the best solution for some families. Divorce does not have to be overly stressful. If you can review the many issues that will be part of a divorce settlement, you can prepare for a more amicable resolution. Understanding divorce settlement issues will help you better work through these important issues. A knowledgeable North Carolina divorce attorney will help you navigate the divorce process.

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4-300x225Alimony FAQ

When you and your spouse divorce, one partner may need to pay money to the other for living costs and other expenses. The word alimony originates from the Latin word “alimonia” which means sustenance or nourishment. In North Carolina, alimony is also called spousal support. When couples divorce, alimony may or may not be appropriate. There are many questions people have regarding spousal support. An experienced North Carolina divorce attorney will help you through the process and answer your questions about alimony.

What are the Different Kinds of Alimony?

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “How will the judge divide our property?”

Couples often have some secrets from each other. When they divorce, spouses may find that the other person has hidden funds or has kept purchases hidden. Financial infidelity can impact a marriage and subsequently, a divorce. Couples who are divorcing often disagree about the settlement terms and most often, about finances. If your spouse is hiding assets from you it is essential that you know about it during the divorce. In North Carolina, assets that a couple accumulates during the marriage belong to both parties and must be equitably distributed. An experienced North Carolina divorce attorney will help ensure that you receive a fair and equitable settlement.

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

Your home is your place of comfort and it is where you relax and enjoy life. It is also probably the most expensive asset you own, which can make it an area of contention during a divorce. In North Carolina, property is to be distributed in an equitable manner when a marriage dissolves. You cannot simply split the home in half, so what will happen to it once a divorce is finalized? Even couples who are getting along often find that the home causes some disagreement between parties. An experienced divorce attorney in North Carolina can assist you in resolving disputes and help you obtain an equitable settlement distribution.

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

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

Dividing the marital home is one of the most complicated parts of a divorce for two reasons. First, the home is usually the married couple’s most valuable asset. Second, partners may have a hard time splitting the marital residence because of the deep emotional attachment to the home.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “How will the judge divide our property?”

In North Carolina, equitable distribution generally involves three main steps. The court conducts the three-step process when spouses file for divorce and cannot reach consensus on property division through negotiations.

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

Filing for divorce is not the only tough decision a spouse has to make when a marriage hits rock bottom. Looking for a new home during the divorce process is also a difficult process. Deciding where to live during your divorce is not a decision to be made lightly. There are at least three things to consider when determining what your new living arrangements will be.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “How will the judge divide our property?”

No one ever thinks that their marriage is going to end someday, which is why the vast majority of us are never prepared for it when it does happen. Going through the divorce process can be an emotional undertaking. After all, you are divorcing the person you have lived with for the past years or decades who may also be the mother/father of your children.

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