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5-1What Should I Include in a Prenuptial Agreement?

Prenuptial agreements are becoming more popular. While many people think that only the rich or famous can benefit from a prenup, it is a helpful document for most couples. The prenup is an excellent way to provide guidance for how to handle the many issues that occur if a couple parts ways. In North Carolina, marital property is divided in an equal manner in a divorce. The prenup can define precisely how to divvy up your property. The prenup has value for both parties, but only if it is made in an enforceable way. A knowledgeable attorney will help you with a prenup that fits your needs.

Benefits of a Prenuptial Agreement

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: “What happens when a person’s income is not guaranteed and fluctuates from year to year”.

Finances are among the issues that are most often areas of contention in divorce. Couples may agree on many things, but when it comes to money, the couple might disagree. North Carolina is a state that requires equitable distribution of assets. This simply means that the property, assets, and debts the couple have accumulated during marriage are to be divided between each party in a fair and equitable manner. Going through a divorce can be stressful and you will want to ensure that you get the assets that you deserve. An experienced North Carolina divorce attorney will assist you in obtaining a fair resolution.

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: “How will the judge divide our property?”

Although there is a degree of nobility involved in pursuing a minimalist lifestyle that attempts to obtain as little debt and unnecessary living items as possible, the reality is that for many Americans, building wealth and accumulating different types of property is a lifelong goal.  When two people decide to get married, this decision often results in the combination of wealth and assets as they forge a path together. When the relationship sours and the couple decides to explore divorce, it can call into question what each spouse’s property ownership will look like in the future.

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

In North Carolina, residents take pride in their work. The money they earn in exchange for their time and skill allows them to build capital and make purchases and investments that can greatly enhance their quality of life, as well as that of their families. When couples decide to marry, joining finances allows them to build wealth on a greater scale. However, when these couples elect to file for divorce, questions about this wealth are certain to arise.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: ” I’m not getting along with my husband. We’ve been married two weeks and it was a mistake. Can’t I just get an annulment?”

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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?”

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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