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Do I Have to Share My Inheritance in a Divorce?

When you divorce, you know that you will need to share your property and divide it between each of you. While you hoped your marriage would last forever, you are now facing the fact that your union is coming to an end. Both you and your spouse need to abide by the law while also making sure that you each receive the property that you are entitled to from your marriage, including any inheritance. An experienced North Carolina divorce attorney will help guide the process and assist you through a fair uncoupling.

Division of Property in North Carolina

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “Can any attorney help me with my family law needs in North Carolina?”

Estate planning often conjures up images of legacy and wealth planning. While this is true, estate planning directives are evolving with technology. However, many people are unaware of what happens to their digital assets upon death. It is for this reason that digital assets tend to go unaddressed at the time of one’s death.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “What is an Absolute Divorce?”

Estate planning is something that many couples fail to take seriously until it is too late. It is common for people to think they are too young or too busy or too poor to bother to construct a plan to protect their family in the event something bad happens. The reality is that an estate plan can benefit almost everyone, regardless of age or income. Bad things can happen to anyone and when they do, they often happen without warning.

Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “How Can I protect myself from my spouses spending habits?”

A bedside marriage ceremony conducted one day before the husband’s death is valid, the North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled this June—even though the couple never obtained a marriage license, and the pastor officiating for the ceremony only intended the rites to be religiously symbolic.

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

To many of us, our pets are like our family members. It’s only natural that when making an estate plan that you would want to include provisions for your trusted furry (or feathered, or scaled) sidekick in the event that you are around no longer. Estate planning is encouraged even for young people for the sake of their loved ones and dependents in the event of an unexpected tragedy, and the same logic applies for pets.

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