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Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “What does uncontested divorce mean?”

Deciding to file for divorce is never an easy decision. Many people feel as if the decision to initiate divorce is irreversible. Can you actually stop your ongoing divorce proceedings at any point in your case?

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “What does uncontested divorce mean?”

As court proceedings in North Carolina were postponed until June 1, 2020, many North Carolinians are becoming increasingly frustrated about the inability to get divorced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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: “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: “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?”

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: ” I’m considering separating from my spouse; what actions should I refrain from doing?”

When you told your friends about your plans to seek a divorce, you may have heard from them something along the lines of, “There are plenty of fish, you should start seeing new people ASAP.”

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 seeking a protective order is a domestic violence victim’s last resort to stop the abuse, the order is not always as effective as many might think. A recent report published by News Observer in January 2020 highlighted the problem of protective orders that do very little to protect the victim, while others do more harm than good.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “Who pays for the children’s health insurance and co-pays?”

Taxes should be considered when dealing with any family law-related issues such as alimony, child support, or equitable distribution. Getting divorced in 2020 can cause many tax surprising consequences.

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