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Articles Tagged with North Carolina

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “Can I keep my Kids from seeing the other parent?”

A child born during a marriage is automatically considered an heir to both parties of the marriage. However, when a child is born to unmarried parents, the father should establish paternity (the unmarried mother is legally considered the parent).

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

Initial consultations are critically important in the early stages of the divorce process for potential clients to get the unique opportunity to ask questions and get legal advice on their particular situation. However, many people leave their consultation only to think of questions they forgot to ask or follow-up questions to topics discussed.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “Does adultery affect who gets custody?”

You have been denied child custody/visitation!” is one of the worst things a parent can hear. Losing or being denied custody is never easy, but do not panic. You may still be able to get back your custody or visitation rights in North Carolina.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “What can I do to gain custody of my child in North Carolina?”

Under North Carolina law, non-parents and third parties can seek custody of a minor child. N.C.G.S. § 50-13.1 reads that a proceeding for child custody can be initiated by:

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “What can I do to gain custody of my child in North Carolina?”

It is not uncommon for a divorced parent to petition a North Carolina court to terminate the parental rights of their former spouse. However, many people do not realize how and when parental rights can be terminated in North Carolina.

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

If you are getting divorced because your spouse engaged in an extramarital affair, you probably want to prove adultery in your divorce case. While North Carolina is a no-fault state for divorce, which means spouses are not required to prove fault to get a divorce, you could potentially benefit from proving that your spouse committed adultery.

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: “Does adultery affect who gets custody?”

A partner’s addiction or problem with alcohol or drugs can put a significant strain on your relationship. In fact, addiction issues are one of the most common reasons for divorce. When marriage involves children, either parent’s substance abuse or addiction can have a detrimental effect on children.

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

Relocating following a divorce is always a tough decision. However, moving out of state or country with a child or children after a divorce is even more difficult and complicated from both a legal and emotional perspective.

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.”

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