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Can I Move Out Of State With My Kids After Separation?

After two parties have separated, one parent may want to move out of state, and take the minor child with him or herself. The question often arises as to whether one parent can make the decision to relocate the minor child on his or her own. The answer to this...

Mental Health Evaluations

In North Carolina, a court can order a mental health evaluation to be performed on one or both parents by Motion of either party, or if the Court deems it appropriate, the court can order an evaluation to be done in the case on its own motion. Mental...

Can I Date Other People Before My Divorce Is Final?

After your marriage is over and you are separated, you may become interested in dating again. However, if your divorce is not finalized, you may be wondering if you can date other people. In short, the answer is yes. In North Carolina, you are separated from your...

What If My Ex Won’t Pay Alimony?

You make it through the difficult divorce proceedings and the Judge awards you with alimony. However, soon after you realize your ex-spouse is not paying alimony. What are you to do? Under North Carolina law, either party to a divorce action may file a Complaint and...

What Happens If My Spouse Won’t Sign Divorce Papers?

Divorce can be a difficult time for all parties involved. So what happens if one spouse does not agree to move forward with the divorce? People often think that both parties have to agree before a judge will grant a divorce. However, in North Carolina, all that is...

Do I Have To Move Out?

For a married couple to be considered separated under North Carolina law, the parties must be living in separate homes, and at least one party must form the intent to be separated permanently from the other spouse and inform the other party of this intent. This is...

Do I Pay My Ex’s Medical Bills?

When parties separate, there are so many questions involved and the norm is no longer the standard. You are going from being in one home, on one insurance plan, and paying bills together to now being apart, wanting a right to privacy, yet also needing support. One...

Communication Boundaries Before and After Divorce

Divorces can be extremely painful. Before a couple can move on, they must face the stress and difficulties of going through the process of separation. Oftentimes, emotions are running extremely high and communication between the parties becomes complex. During a...

Contempt of Child Support

Contempt is the failure to comply with a court order. There are two types of contempt: civil contempt and criminal contempt. The purpose of civil contempt is to force a person to comply with a court order. To be found in civil contempt, there must be a valid court...