Articles Posted in ClientVille

Published on:

When a North Carolina court enters a child custody order, each parent is required to follow the terms of the order. Most parents understand that violating the basic custody and visitation requirements could get them into trouble.

For example, there may be serious consequences if one parent refuses to return the child at the end of their visitation. This is a rare situation, though, and it is often the provisions that are considered less important that parents ignore or forget about. Continue reading →

Published on:

Meeker v. Meeker, 2024-NCCOA-______ (2024).

Facts:   Husband and Wife married in 1982 and had two children. They separated in 2009 and finalized their divorce in May 2011.

Continue reading →

Published on:

In Greensboro, North Carolina, as in many parts of the world, the challenges of dementia in older adults are becoming increasingly prevalent. A significant aspect of this challenge is its impact on marital relationships. For those facing such complexities, seeking advice from a Greensboro divorce lawyer can be crucial in navigating the legal aspects. A groundbreaking study sheds light on the complex interplay between dementia staging, neuropsychiatric behavioral symptoms, and the likelihood of divorce or separation in later life. Continue reading →

Published on:

by Judi Rossabi, Communications Director

“You say you want a revolution… well you know” – this line from the famous song by Paul McCartney/John Lennon can sum up the year-end when you are going through a divorce or separation. Building a whole new life can be a challenge to anyone.

As a couple, you may have enjoyed friendships with other couples. Navigating relationships post-divorce can be a new experience, and you may not always be included in plans that involve couples. As this year comes to a close, explore what your options may be in terms of planning your free time. Continue reading →

Published on:

Salvadore v. Salvadore, 2021-NCCOA-680 (2021 unpublished)

  • Facts: Wife and Husband married in 1989. During their marriage, Husband would frequently change his job. Husband had a peculiar habit every time he changed jobs that required relocation to another state. He would stay in hotels and campgrounds in the new state while Wife would stay at the marital residence at the old state. Husband would also regularly return to the marital residence on weekends. This would continue until the couple bought a new home in the new state. When Husband accepted a new job in New York, he continued this habit. However, before he left, he asked for a separation on April 17, 2017. But true to habit, he stayed in hotels in campgrounds in New York, while returning to the marital residence in North Carolina on weekends. This happened until July 16, 2017—the last night he spent in the marital residence with Wife. As part of his appeal of an equitable distribution order, he argued that the date of separation should have been April 2017, not the July 2017 date.

Continue reading →

Published on:

Dillree v. Dillree

Navigating the intricacies of divorce and legal separation is often a complex and emotionally challenging process. The recent court case of Dillree v. Dillree, adjudicated by the North Carolina Court of Appeals, provides critical insights into the nuanced nature of such proceedings, especially for middle-aged to older adults. This case is particularly relevant for Greensboro divorce lawyers, who often encounter scenarios where the separation process intersects with issues of competency and guardianship. Continue reading →

Published on:

Divorce is a complex process that involves not just the emotional separation of two people but also the intricate untangling of their financial lives. A recent case, heard by the United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit, highlights this complexity, particularly when it intersects with issues of alleged financial wrongdoing. If you or someone you know is contemplating a divorce in the future, it’s essential to stay informed about such cases, as they can offer valuable insights for anyone navigating a divorce in Greensboro, or elsewhere. Continue reading →

Published on:

In the world of high-profile divorces, the recent separation of Wolfgang Porsche from his wife Claudia, due to her dementia-like illness, offers a poignant example of the unique challenges faced in such cases. As Greensboro divorce lawyers, we often encounter complex and emotionally charged situations, but divorces involving degenerative cognitive diseases like dementia present particularly sensitive challenges. Continue reading →

Published on:

The Florida House Civil Justice Subcommittee has approved legislation, known as HB 538 or “Cassie’s Law,” which mandates the establishment of safe exchange locations for child custody transitions. The bipartisan bill aims to enhance the safety of child custody exchanges following the tragic case of Cassie Carli, a mother who disappeared and was later found dead after a custody exchange in 2022.

Continue reading →

Published on:

Jackson v. Jackson, 2021-NCCOA-614 (2021)

  1. Facts: Mother and Father had an unincorporated child support agreement for their three children. Custody was shared between the parties. Later, one child aged out. Mother then relocated, and one child moved with her. The other remaining minor child moved in with Father. For this period, Father sought temporary child support and termination of his previous child support obligation because of the change in custody situation. Mother then filed a breach of contract for Father’s lowering and subsequent cessation of child support payments. At trial the court considered Father’s bonuses and commissions as part of his income. His base salary was $58,000, but he testified that he expected to get commissions even though he had not yet received any. The court found that father’s income was $71,000 annually.

Continue reading →