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Temporary Orders Can Provide You Safety and Certainty

In Separation & Divorce by Carly Baker

When you separate with the intent of divorcing, you are required to wait a full year before you can obtain a divorce under North Carolina law. During this time, a lot can happen and you probably feel like you have a lot more questions than answers. Fortunately, if you speak with a family law attorney, there are proactive steps that can be taken to get some answers. If you and your spouse are unable to come to an agreement regarding the issues that accompany a separation and divorce, then it may be in your interest to pursue temporary orders to provide you safety and certainty. Temporary orders are exactly what their name implies: temporary. They are meant to fill the gaps until final orders are entered after parties either reach …

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Protecting Your Credit from a Spiteful Ex

In Domestic Violence, Separation & Divorce by Sarah Hink

A period of separation can be a time of spite and poor decisions. At New Direction Family Law, we see no shortage of bad breakups and the resulting misbehavior. One way that this manifests itself is with money. Property division, alimony, and child support are some of the most bitter battles in family law. So it isn’t entirely surprising when one spouse tries to punish the other by trying to destroy their credit. Tampering with another person’s credit is unlawful, yet this does little to deter a person set on revenge. The impact of identity theft can range from annoying to financially devastating, as it can affect your ability to borrow money, buy a home, rent an apartment, or even obtain employment. Therefore, we would suggest you remain vigilant and …