Family Law

As a Raleigh Divorce Attorney I can tell you that most people, when they think of divorce, often associate the dissolution of a marriage with younger couples, those in their 20s, 30s or 40s. Surprisingly, the National Center for Family & Marriage Research recently reported the divorce rate for individuals over the…

While the overall rate of divorce has been declining for several years, approximately one-third of the couples married today will, at some point, seek a divorce. Unfortunately, the costs associated with ending a marriage financially cripple a large number of those going through a divorce. However, there are strategies divorcing…

When a grandchild’s wellbeing is threatened, it is only natural for a grandparent to want to step in. As a Raleigh Family Attorney, I often get calls about grandparents wanting to obtain custody of their grandchildren because they are concerned about the ability of their own children to care for their…

Generally, grandparents share a special bond with their grandchildren. When a grandparent’s access to their grandchild is blocked, or a grandparent thinks that may be on the horizon, it can be frightening and extremely stressful. What should you do if you feel like your rights to see your grandchildren are…

Family can be a fluid concept. Parents may get separated or divorced, and children can be shuffled around between different sets of parents. Some parents can remarry and children can find themselves brought into a new family with a stepparent. A child may not initially feel comfortable with the idea of…

Alimony is often a hotly disputed issue when spouses separate. It is based on the idea that a supporting spouse owes a duty to a dependent spouse to maintain the standard of living during the marriage even after the marriage is over. Originally this meant husbands would have to continue to support…

Spouses tend to accumulate a lot of stuff during a marriage as anyone with a garage full of junk and a closetful of old clothing and various knickknacks can attest. What happens to all this stuff then when spouses separate? As a Raleigh Divorce Attorney, I’m glad you asked. North Carolina…

While divorce is rarely a pleasant experience, there are steps couples can take to simplify the issues typically experienced during and after divorce. One of the biggest hurdles couples generally encounter is child custody. That’s why it’s important to look for examples of couples who’ve decided to terminate the marriage…