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The Rights and Liabilities of Married Couples in NC

In Relationships, Separation & Divorce by Elizabeth Stephenson

When you find the right person, it is natural to see a future together, one in which you grow and evolve together. The decision to get married is an enormous emotional commitment—it is a partnership of trust that you want to last forever. Beyond an emotional commitment, marriage is also a legal commitment with some significant rights as well as potential liability. For those married in North Carolina, here are some of those rights and liabilities. The right to retain separate property. Real estate and property that a spouse brings into a marriage can stay with that person, as well as the right to convey, deal, and enter into contracts regarding that property later. Further, damages that a spouse receives based on a personal injury or tort remain with that …