Posts tagged divorce attorney
Siemens Family Law Group Welcomes Ellen Rose

Siemens Family Law Group is excited to welcome Ellen Rose to the Firm!  Ellen is a family law attorney and certified family financial mediator with a special interest in custody cases, mediation, and collaborative law. Ellen brings over 20 years of experience in family law to her practice.

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Extraterrestrial Divorce Disputes

A recent article from The New York Times about astronaut Anne McClain’s divorce and custody dispute notes that sorting out legal questions, such as how to handle discovery requests involving NASA and extraterrestrial communications, will become inevitable as people spend more time in outer space.

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Financial Shock of Divorce After 50

Research finds that splitting up after age 50 can be far more damaging to emotional and financial health than divorcing at younger ages. Distribution of assets and allocation of support in a divorce settlement can have a major impact on your long-term future.

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Money-Related Conflicts and Divorce

Money-related issues frequently cited as reasons for divorce, including mismatched financial priorities, credit card debt, impulse purchases, financial infidelity, and loss of financial control, are often factors in how final divorce settlements are negotiated or determined in court.

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Divorce and Social Security Benefits

Bray Creech, a local financial planner with Joel Adams and Associates, recently wrote an article I enjoyed in the Asheville Citizen Times about divorce and Social Security benefits, specifically the potential advantages of receiving benefits based on an ex-spouse’s earnings record.

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Our Mission: Justice Through Effective Advocacy

What does it mean to be an “effective” lawyer? I’ve had 25 years in the practice to study the question. For me, today, being effective means providing zealous legal representation, which is a lawyer’s mandate.

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Why is Marital Standard of Living Important?

Judges evaluate marital standard of living to determine whether the alimony or child support a party is seeking is reasonable and necessary.  The expenses incurred by a dependent spouse seeking support should correlate with expenses incurred during the marriage for similar purposes. 

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Equitable Distribution, Part 2: Factors and Local Rules

The assets and debts you receive through the equitable distribution process can lay the foundation for your post-divorce lifestyle and future financial security. There are many factors a judge in North Carolina may consider when distributing a marital estate between parties.

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Equitable Distribution, Part 1: Classifying Property

North Carolina uses a concept known as “equitable distribution” to divide property between divorcing spouses. There are four types of property that must be identified and classified as part of the equitable distribution process: marital property, separate property, mixed property and divisible property.

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Divorce: Dividing property