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Articles Tagged with marital misconduct

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “What does a “No-Fault’ divorce mean in NC?”

Apparently, the COVID-19 pandemic and its stay-at-home orders throughout the country have wreaked havoc on marriages. Or at least that is what a new analysis of court filings in Charlotte, North Carolina, shows.

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

While marriage counselors almost unanimously agree that trust issues can destroy a relationship, many married individuals cannot simply overcome mistrust. When trust issues enter the picture, a spouse may begin spying on his or her partner.

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

If you are a foreigner married to a citizen of the United States, you may wonder whether divorce would affect your immigration status or green card. Will your North Carolina divorce affect your green card? The answer is, “It probably will,” but it is advised to consult with an experienced family law attorney to discuss your unique situation.

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 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.

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

Although couples can obtain a no-fault divorce in North Carolina, marital misconduct may play a prominent role in divorce proceedings. Specifically, any acts that constitute marital misconduct may affect such aspects of divorce as alimony and even child custody.

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

As a former mayor of New York City and attorney to the President, Rudy Giuliani is no stranger to being in the press. Recently, he has made the headlines, not for his political career or attorney work, but for a divorce to his soon to be ex-wife. His ex-wife has recently made allegations that he was having an affair during their marriage, according to the Washington Examiner.

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

Many people have skewed views of what happens in a courtroom. Television and movies have done a disservice to our understanding of what really goes in when you’re in front of a judge. We expect fireworks, tears, shocking revelations, audible gasps from the jury and if we don’t get it we’re disappointed. The reality is that in the vast (and I mean vast) majority of cases, you’re simply trying to hold people’s attention. Just as one example, discovery obligations and rules of evidence make it unlikely that surprises will occur, both sides usually see any “surprise” coming long before it’s ever presented in court.

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

For those only passingly familiar with the judicial system, it can be confusing to understand the process of a family law case. You may have heard that everyone has a right to a trial by jury, which would seem to indicate that the same is true when it comes to a divorce. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your perspective), this doesn’t always apply across the board. To learn more about when and where juries can be used in a family law context, keep reading.

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