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If I am marrying my 'one' do I need a prenuptial agreement?

In the song "Home Life" John Mayer insists that "I can tell you this much, I will marry just once and if it doesn't work out, give her half of my stuff. It's fine with me - we said eternity." If you are getting married to your one-and-only, you may feel much the same way - that if things somehow fail to work out, you will not engage in any squabbling over property division. However, it is vitally important to understand that even if you plan to have a long, happy, truly successful marriage and will not engage in in-fighting in the event of a divorce, you, your future spouse and your marriage can truly benefit from the process of drafting a prenuptial agreement. 

Contemplating divorce as the school year begins?

There is no 'perfect' time to announce that you and your spouse have decided to separate or divorce. If you are contemplating divorce and you have children, you may be concerned about beginning this major life transition as the school year starts. It may help you to understand that you are not alone. The beginning of the school year is one of the most common times of year for individuals to file for divorce. 

Paying for extra child support expenses

North Carolina parents who divorce might need to negotiate child custody and support. Usually, support covers the usual costs of raising a child such as clothing, medical care and education. However, there is often a provision in child support agreements that deals with children who are gifted or have special needs. One question that might arise is who pays if the child wants to pursue a particular sport.

Custody and migration in North Carolina

Migration rates in the United States have been falling over the past 50 years, and one man believes he knows why. He spent the spring of 2015 on a Fulbright fellowship at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands researching the issue, and the answer may lie in modern divorce trends. More importantly, the decrease in migration may be linked to child custody.

Divorce: discerning conventional wisdom from facts

North Carolina couples contemplating or experiencing divorce may be given the wrong advice from friends and family who mean well, but who are not knowledgeable about state laws or the realities of divorce. Here are some fictitious ideas regarding divorce, and the truth behind each one.

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