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“What type of lawyer are you?”  That’s a common question lawyers get from people they meet. Charlotte Divorce Lawyers

Attorneys in smaller jurisdictions may answer, “I do a little bit of everything,” or “I’m a general practitioner.”

In big-city Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, responses to that same question may include “criminal defense lawyer” or “family law attorney” or “corporate counsel.”

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Sometimes married couples who plan on getting divorced think it’s a good idea to settle-up with a spouse and then retain a lawyer Lawyers who handle divorce cases in Charlotteto draw up the necessary paperwork. 

Clearly, it’s preferable to be reasonable and proceed in good faith in dealing with your spouse, particularly in instances where the marriage has fallen apart but the respective parties still care for one another.     

Marriage offers an economy of scale that extends beyond just tax rates, deductions, and claiming eligible dependents.  

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Nationwide, January 6, 2020 has been informally designated as “Divorce Day.”  Charlotte divorce lawyers anticipate a sharp DIVORCE LAWYERS IN CHARLOTTEincrease in call volume immediately following the holidays.

While it may be popular to call it “Divorce Day,” in North Carolina, it might be better entitled, “Divorce Year.”

In part that is because the NC divorce laws, with certain exceptions, ordinarily mandate a minimum period of separation of 12 months before filing for divorce is authorized under the law.

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Surviving the holidays in a difficult marriage can be difficult at best.  Despite that, legal separation and filing for divorce in Charlotte tend to decline during certain seasons.  When is the best time to get divorced?

Pre-existing problems in a marriage may be exacerbated by family commitments and the hustle brought on by the time of the year.

Some parents stay married for the children, thinking to themselves, “I want to give them one more special time before moving forward.”

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You can always elect to represent yourself in most legal matters before the Court. In response to the question, “Is a lawyer required for divorce?” the answer is “No.”Is a lawyer required?

That’s also often true for many other types of legal matters, including traffic tickets, car accidents, and criminal charges.

There are very few instances when a lawyer would be “required,” and even then, as a practical matter, courts rarely demand lawyers get involved.

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Little v. Little is an unpublished family law decision by the NC Court of Appeals.  In part, the opinion is helpful to attorneys in understanding the process/logic of calculating child support, especially for parents who are self Child Support Self Employedemployed.

As an unpublished decision, “Agibail B. Little v. Everett D. Little” (the formal caption of the lawsuit/opinion) does not carry precedential value.  It is not binding legal authority in family court.

The matter stems from a family court dispute in Union County, North Carolina and the ruling of the Monroe District Court Judge.  The defendant in the case, Mr. Little, appeals from a court order regarding a motion to modify child support.

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Failure to pay child support in North Carolina is problematic at best.  Past due child support may result in contempt proceedings, What happens if child support is late?assuming there is an ability to pay.

If you have legal questions about child support and your legal options in the event support is either consistently late and/or non-existent, speak with an experienced Charlotte family law attorney.

Each case, like each client, is unique.  The background circumstances regarding how child support came into existence may play a key role in making a claim.

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Debt in Equitable DistributionFamily court judges are charged with the responsibility of categorizing assets and debts, determining their value, and distributing them in a fair, equitable manner.

That’s how Equitable Distribution works in North Carolina.

And while that may seem rather straightforward or even obvious, such matters can be deceptively complex.

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Equitable Distribution in NCWill Jeff Bezos still be the “worlds richest man” after getting divorced?  Maybe.  A lot depends on whether Bezos and his wife executed a contract that is often referred to as a Prenup or Pre-Nuptial agreement.

Of course, Jeff Bezos may not have been the world’s richest man in the first place.  It’s likely he was a part of the world’s richest couple.

All the money earned at Amazon probably isn’t “his.”  Instead, it’s reasonable to assume the billions from Amazon is theirs.

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Divorce Attorney Charlotte NCResearching divorce and divorce lawyers is often an emotional but important first step.  Considering your legal options is a good idea, especially if you’re not entirely certain you even if want to try separation or possibly end the marriage.

There are a lot of things to consider in addition to the relationship itself. Distribution of your marital estate can be extraordinarily complicated.

You might not realize the entire value of individual and marital assets until looking at things holistically, considering the totality of circumstances.

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