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Thank you for signing up to get a copy of my book, Family Matters. Simply click the button below and a PDf copy of the book will download to your computer. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out. At Lawsmith, we understand the difficulties that can arise in Family Law cases […]

Alimony Or Spousal Support Attorney

Alimony is paid after the marriage is dissolved, and after the equitable distribution has been distributed. PSS, or post separation support, is a partial support award that is available until the equitable distribution is closed. For ease in use of terminology, we will just call it spousal support. Which Party Has The Obligation To Pay […]

What Is The Process To Get Child Support Started?

There are a couple of ways to get child support started in North Carolina. One way is through a private lawyer. The other way is through a process involving the state, and that is going through social services. When a party needing child support cannot afford to hire a private lawyer and needs to receive […]

Types of Child Custody

There are two types of child custody in North Carolina. There is physical custody and there is legal custody. Physical custody is the part which most people are familiar with: the actual physical custody of the child. In other words, the party the child resides with most of the time. This is the party that […]

Why Should A Couple Hire Separate Divorce Attorneys?

Couples should always hire separate attorneys otherwise there would be a conflict of interest just to have one attorney represent the interests of both parties in a divorce. The attorney’s job is to protect his or her client’s best interests and that is why each side needs to have separate lawyers. In many simple divorce […]

Child Support Modifications

Child support can be modified or adjusted at any time if there is a substantial change of circumstances. For example, sometimes people lose their job, and thus look to reduce their child support obligation. That is usually a valid reason for modification, unless that person is voluntarily under-employed. If for some reason they take a […]

Successful Outcomes

A ‘successful divorce’ means there was an unsuccessful marriage – and is that ever a successful outcome? That is a tough question, where the best you can expect is to make the most of a difficult situation. As such, a successful outcome in a divorce would most likely be a divorce where both parties are […]

Filing First

Generally, there are no benefits to filing first in a divorce case. North Carolina is a no fault state, and this means that the only requirement in order to get divorced in North Carolina is to be living separate and apart for one year, with the intent to stay apart. As long as you separate, […]

Misconceptions About Family Law Attorneys

I have almost a decade’s worth of experience handling family law cases, including child custody and child support, equitable distribution, alimony, post separation support, and other issues that surround my clients when faced with these types of unfortunate situations. What Are The Top Misconceptions About Working With A Family Law Attorney? Sadly, sometimes people have […]