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How Do I Prepare to Meet With a Lawyer?

How Do I Prepare to Meet With a Lawyer?

How An Attorney Can Help Since property settlements can be very complicated, a lawyer can help you decide which of your belongings are marital property and which are separate property, and advise you as to how the court will divide that property. A lawyer will also be able to assist you in drafting a separation agreement in order to document your arrangements with your spouse....

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Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative Divorce

95% of all divorce cases in North Carolina are settled outside of court, and nationwide, collaborative divorce law is attracting considerable attention as a proactive and humane settlement option. And so it should! When executed as agreed upon by divorcing individuals and their attorneys, studies show that a collaborative settlement is reached faster than other forms of negotiation and greatly reduces the emotional trauma families experience in the throes of a divorce, especially the children.


How Much Does a Divorce Cost?

How Much Does a Divorce Cost?

The exact attorney fee will vary with the services you require. Many law firms charge their clients a certain fee per hour. It is difficult for these attorneys to accurately predict the cost or your fee because they do not know precisely how much time it will take to complete your case.


Surviving Divorce: What You Should Know

Surviving Divorce: What You Should Know

No matter who initiates a divorce and whether or not you see it coming the process is always very difficult. By having an understanding of what goes on in a divorce and of what you can do to help reach the desired outcome, the process can be made considerably easier.


How to Avoid Court in a Divorce

How to Avoid Court in a Divorce

In some cases, spouses can work together to reach a settlement – avoiding trips to court and all the associated stress. When families begin to contemplate separation and divorce, their first thoughts often turn toward hiring a divorce lawyer.


What You Need to Know Before You Divorce

What You Need to Know Before You Divorce

These are the five things you must do before you act on any thoughts you have about divorce. These steps are specific to North Carolina divorce, but can be applied to divorce in most states. It's important to be certain that you have done the things you need to do to feel good about your decisions.


Collaborative Divorce – The No-Court Divorce

Collaborative Divorce – The No-Court Divorce

Collaborative Divorce is a new way for a divorcing couple to work as a team with trained professionals to resolve disputes respectfully, without going to court. In a Collaborative Divorce, each spouse has the support, protection and guidance of his or her own lawyer.


How to Choose an Attorney

How to Choose an Attorney

Using a lawyer can make a genuine difference in how you feel during the process of separation and divorce. A lawyer who truly listens to you and responds appropriately can greatly reduce your fears, uncertainty and confusion.


What is Mediation?

What is Mediation?

Mediation is the most common dispute resolution option; however, it is often misunderstood. Mediation allows you and your spouse to reach a fair settlement with the help of a third, neutral party called a mediator.



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