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Protecting Your Property When You Remarry

In Separation & Divorce, Wealth by Carly Baker

If you have been divorced and plan to remarry, it is natural to want to proceed with caution. This statement holds special weight if you have been previously burned by the property division or alimony elements of a divorce. Fortunately, there are smart steps that you can take to protect yourself from repeating that history, which can give you the confidence to take the fantastic leap of getting married again. North Carolina is an Equitable Distribution State North Carolina is an “equitable distribution” state, meaning that a court will add the total market value of a couple’s marital property and distribute it between the spouses in accordance with specific statutory factors. Significantly, separate property—which is generally property that a spouse owns prior to the marriage—is not subject to this distribution. …

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Property, Alimony, and Fighting for Your Rights

In Separation & Divorce by Sarah Hink

The experience of separation and divorce is an incredibly uncomfortable and sad experience. Even if your separation is “amicable”, it represents the end of a significant relationship and brings about a sense of uncertainty as to what your present and future will look like. Many people simply want to move on and are willing to sign whatever they need to for closure. We understand this feeling, and acknowledge that it is perfectly normal to feel this way. However, as family law attorneys with over a decade of experience, we feel inclined to inform you that you have legal rights and it is worth your while to fight for them. Post-separation Agreements A couple must be separated for at least a year before they can divorce. This means that as much …