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

If you are contemplating a divorce in North Carolina, you may be considering your options to resolve your disputes with the spouse. Often, couples think that going to court is their only option to get a divorce in North Carolina. However, that is not true. There are two viable alternatives to divorce litigation — a separation agreement and consent order. But what is the difference between the two?

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “How does custody work if one parent moves internationally?”

Divorce is often a complicated and adversarial process. However, things can get even more confusing when a divorce involves partners living in different states. There are many potential legal issues associated with out-of-state divorces, which is why it is best to discuss your particular case with a knowledgeable divorce attorney.

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

When a marriage ends because one of the spouses cheated, the parties may wonder how adultery affects alimony in their North Carolina divorce. Is the spouse who had an extramarital affair entitled to alimony? Will the paying spouse be ordered to pay more alimony because they cheated on their partner during the marriage?

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?”

It is never advised to disobey a legally binding and enforceable order issued by a family court in North Carolina. Refusal or failure to follow the court order may cause you to be held in contempt of court.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “When do you get alimony?”

If your marriage is headed for divorce, there is little you can do to avoid an alimony award. However, judges in North Carolina do not automatically order alimony in every divorce case.

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 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: “What are my custody rights if the other parent moves?”

For many parents who are going through a divorce, child custody becomes their top priority. In fact, many parents do not care that much about alimony and property distribution as they do about custody.

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

The decision to get divorced is a tough one. When one spouse wants to get a divorce, that does not necessarily mean that the other spouse wants to end the marriage, too.

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?”

As most court operations in North Carolina have been limited since March, people who want to file for divorce during the pandemic or wish to resolve their pending divorce case are wondering about the alternatives to trial for divorces.

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