Articles Tagged with North Carolina

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold being interviewed on the Legal Forum. This was recorded in Charlotte, North Carolina. Topics discussed include: How to choose a divorce lawyer? How long does a divorce take? How much does a divorce cost? When can a person get an annulment?

When two people decide they want to end their marriage, they usually file for divorce. Divorce, also known as divorce from bed and board, is the most common way to dissolve a marriage. You may have heard of annulment and wonder what it is and whether it is a viable alternative for you instead of divorce. Annulment is a legal end to a marriage that is available only in a limited number of circumstances. Annulment not only ends the marriage but essentially voids it as if it did not exist.

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: “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?”

When two people fall in love and decide to get married, their vision of the future often consists of a life filled with happiness and the enjoyment of each other’s company until old age. While this scenario may play out for some, for many others the reality is that divorce looms on the horizon.

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

For spouses in North Carolina considering getting a divorce, the process can seem rather daunting. Between work, taking care of the kids, and other social and professional responsibilities, working to develop an understanding of the divorce laws in their state can inadvertently fall ever lower on their to-do list. For this reason, many spouses choose to work with an experienced divorce attorney in their area.

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