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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?”

Your wedding is approaching and you are focusing on the many arrangements that you must make for your special day. One thing you might not be thinking about is a prenuptial agreement. While you may feel that a prenup is an admission that the marriage could end, it is actually more like an insurance policy that can protect both parties in case the union results in divorce. Nobody likes to think about divorce, especially at the start of your marriage, but it is something that could happen down the road and it is good to be prepared.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “Do I have to be living separately to meet with a lawyer about divorce?”

Going through a separation and divorce can be a painful time in your life. Once you and your spouse decide to end your marriage, the first step is to separate. You and your spouse must physically separate for a period of a year before you can get an absolute divorce in North Carolina. While a couple may decide to separate, they may not always do so with a document. However, a separation agreement is often helpful in protecting your rights and reducing disputes during the divorce process.

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

When two people decide to get married, there is often a “honeymoon period” that extends past the actual honeymoon trip. This period of new married life is filled with firsts, as many couples begin to navigate and adjust to married life, which sometimes means living with their partner for the first time. While for some couples this period extends into a happy life together, for others it can be the start of a tumultuous time that ultimately leads to discussion of divorce.

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 much does it cost to get divorced, and how does the billing process work?”

In contemporary American society, just about every adult resident can identify as a consumer.  We pay for food, shelter, entertainment, and even education. Because we care about where our money goes in most circumstances, we want to be well-educated about the costs involved in a decision before we make an investment. While purchasing goods such as a new car can be easy for consumers to envision, services such as those of a divorce attorney can be harder for prospective clients to plan for.

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

For many couples, getting married is the culmination of a loving relationship built on honesty and trust. It is not until the honeymoon period wears off that many couples realize the financial implications of being married. For some couples, this means the beginning or continuation of a wealth-building journey together. However, if the relationship sours and discussions start being had regarding divorce, many spouses wonder what their financial future will look like once the marriage is over.

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

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

Every year throughout the United States, countless couples make the decision to get married.  For some, this decision is the beginning of a lifelong partnership. For others, however, the situation is more complicated. When spouses can no longer envision a future together, many couples begin to discuss divorce as a possible solution.

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

Deciding to have children is one of the biggest decisions a couple can make in life. For many couples, this decision comes some time after getting married. While some families continue to grow in relative happiness, other spouses suffer a variety of aggravating factors that ultimately leads them to begin considering divorce.

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

Throughout the course of human history, risk assessment has always been something ingrained within us. We look at our options before making choices, and we evaluate the potential consequences of those options. For many of us, the choice to get married is the end result of lots of thinking and planning for the future. However, even marriages that start with the best of intentions can sometimes turn toward divorce.

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