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Our office continues to operate during our regular business hours, which are 8:30 am - 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday, but you can call the office 24 hours a day. We continue to follow all recommendations and requirements of the State of Emergency Stay at Home Order. Consultations are available via telephone or by video conference. The safety of our clients and employees is of the utmost importance and, therefore, in-person meetings are not available at this time except for emergencies or absolutely essential legal services.

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

With a stay-at-home order in North Carolina and nearly every other state during the coronavirus pandemic, the issue of domestic violence has come to the forefront of attention as victims are stuck in the house with their abuser for long periods of time with little to no opportunity to call for help.

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

On March 27, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper ordered North Carolinians to stay home until April 29 in an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19. How does the state’s stay-at-home order, which prohibits residents from leaving their home except for essential activities, impact your child custody order?

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

As confirmed coronavirus cases and COVID-19 deaths keep rising in North Carolina, the state enforced a stay-at-home order directing residents to stay home for a month. In light of this, many parents wonder how the order impacts their child custody or child visitation order.

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

As of March 30, North Carolina has over 1,300 confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease, while at least six people died from COVID-19 in the state, including one coronavirus-related death in Mecklenburg County.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “How is social media evidence used in divorce proceedings?”

People routinely use social media sites such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to express their opinions and share what happens in their daily lives. While others may simply scroll through your posts and photos (or comment, like, and repost them), your soon-to-be-ex-spouse and his or her attorney will be looking at everything you post through a magnifying glass when your divorce case is pending.

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

A domestic violence charge can turn the accused’s life upside down in an instant. A conviction of domestic violence in North Carolina can lead to fines and jail time. While it is known that domestic violence affects divorce proceedings, how does a DV conviction impact the accused’s life?

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

Taking your children to live outside of North Carolina after a divorce is a tough decision. While it is vital to consider how the relocation would affect your child, it is equally important to consider whether your current child custody arrangement allows you to move.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “How can an attorney help me with my Divorce or Separation in North Carolina?”

Compared to a decade ago, fewer people are getting married in North Carolina. At the same time, the divorce rate continues to decline compared to 2008. New census data showed that both marriage and divorce rates continue to decline in most states, including North Carolina. As reported by Patch, the number of North Carolina marriages has fallen from 18.5 per 1,000 females in 2008 to 15.7 in 2018.

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Brad Smith answers the question: “My relationship is ending and they are threatening to call the police, how can I help myself?”

Having a protective order against you can make you feel as if you are walking on thin ice. Depending on the terms of the restraining order, certain things that you do may violate the order without you realizing it.

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

North Carolina’s family law allows spouses to obtain a legal separation by asking the court for what is known as a divorce from bed and board. While this type of “divorce” does not end your marriage, it has a significant impact on the rights you and your husband/wife have.

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