Divorce Basics in North Carolina

Divorce Basics in North Carolina

What is a divorce? Some people think that divorce means everything… custody, child support, alimony, etc.   It doesn’t.   It is a status change from being married to being single again. Marriage is a status change from being single to being married. The statute: The...
You Can Do it

You Can Do it

Call Scott Allen at (919) 863-4183 As the year winds to a close I have become somewhat philosophical in my view of 2017.  From the politics to the cases, it has been an interesting year in deed. As we look to the new year remember this, from the late John Wooden:...
What Can You Learn From a Celebrity Divorce?

What Can You Learn From a Celebrity Divorce?

Fergie and Josh Duhamel were just one of many celebrity splits announced in 2017.   They even announced their split, in the manner many celebrities do: “With absolute love and respect we decided to separate as a couple earlier this year. To give our family the...
What is the Doctrine of Necessaries in North Carolina?

What is the Doctrine of Necessaries in North Carolina?

Call Scott Allen at (919) 863-4183 The doctrine of necessaries that North Carolina has arose out of the legal duty of the husband to provide for the expenses of his wife.   Today, it equally applies to both spouses.   A spouse can be held held liable for the necessary...
Your Day in Court: Dress for Success

Your Day in Court: Dress for Success

When you have to make an appearance in any court, whether it is for a pre-trial motion, a custody hearing or your divorce, it can be a nerve-racking experience. There are many things during the appearance that are complex legal matters that your attorney will address....
Getting Divorced in North Carolina  – Pros and Cons

Getting Divorced in North Carolina – Pros and Cons

Call Scott Allen at (919) 863-4183 Getting divorced has it’s obvious impact: you are no longer married.  Once divorced you may marry someone else. However, getting divorced has other consequences.  Let’s review them: Once divorced you may no longer file...