Distinctive Representation in Sophisticated Family Law Matters
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A Domestic Violence Protective Order (DVPO) can last up to one year in North Carolina. These protection orders can be filed against anyone you have a personal relationship with, and violations mean the other party can be arrested. DVPOs provide a much-needed layer of protection for divorcing spouses facing domestic violence.

If your DVPO is set to expire soon, you may be able to receive a renewal. A renewal can last up to two years, and you can continue to receive renewals as long as there is good cause for the DVPO to remain in place.[1] Continue reading →

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Domestic Violence Protective Orders (DVPO) can be filed in North Carolina when you have a personal relationship with someone who is harassing, threatening, or committing another type of domestic violence against you. Which relationships are classified as personal relationships for this purpose? Continue reading →

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Feelings of love and loss are two of the most powerful and complex emotions known to humankind. And one 39-year-old man – let’s call him “Jack” – found himself standing at the crossroads of both on a day universally celebrated for love—Valentine’s Day.

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The US Constitution’s Full Faith and Credit Clause[1] requires states to honor certain orders from other states, including divorces, child custody, and spousal support. However, not every family law matter is straightforward, and moving to North Carolina from out-of-state may present some challenges and unexpected changes. Continue reading →

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Domestic violence comes in many forms. If your partner or spouse has made you feel unsafe, you may be able to get a Domestic Violence Protective Order (DVPO). North Carolina provides a relatively broad categorization of behaviors that could warrant a DVPO. This article offers general information about acts that may qualify for a DVPO, but you can get personalized guidance by speaking to a Greensboro divorce lawyer. Continue reading →

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The American Psychological Association (APA) estimates around 50% of marriages end in divorce. With divorce likely to affect an individual’s mental well-being, many people experience depression and other forms of psychological distress during and post-divorce. When the divorce is public, as it can be with celebrity couples, the depression may be worse.

Celebrity trainer Chris Powell, famous for his role as the host and personal trainer on the hit TV show “Extreme Weight Loss,” inspired many with his dedication to physical health and wellness. But, away from the screen, Powell battled depression while navigating a high-profile divorce.

The Hidden Struggle and a Public Divorce

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Marriage is a journey filled with its own ups and downs. When a partner struggles with depression, these waves can feel overwhelming. A revealing 16-year study from Norway, involving over 20,000 couples, provides insightful observations on how mental distress, particularly depression, can sway the path of a marriage.

This knowledge is vital for married folks in the Piedmont Triad, especially if your partner is battling depression. It highlights why understanding this dynamic is critical, and in some cases, why talking to a Greensboro divorce lawyer might be necessary. Continue reading →

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The financial impact of a divorce is often one of the longest-lasting challenges that families will face. Divorces can be expensive, even without the changes in household income and bills. This is especially true for divorced couples with children. The way divorced parents approach filing their taxes each year is another financial consideration they must keep in mind. Continue reading →

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North Carolina allows divorcing parents to agree on their own terms for child support payments, but more often parents rely on the court to make a determination. Continue reading →

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Child custody orders are court-issued documents that require parents to adhere to a set of provisions regarding custody and visitation. For many parents, understanding the legal terminology included in these orders can be challenging, especially when the provisions are vague or open to more than one interpretation. Ideally, court orders would be written simply and clearly, but that is not always the case. Continue reading →