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When enough is enough, what do you do next?

For many people who are considering separation and divorce the hardest decision to make is the actual decision to separate, but when you have had enough what do you do next? Years ago, separating from your spouse meant you had to hire an attorney and air your dirty laundry in a public courtroom. Most people do not like conflict, and litigation can be expensive, time-consuming, and the results unpredictable. Additionally, divorce is very personal. Litigating sensitive private family issues can be emotionally draining on even the most stoic of clients…. Read More

Can I put an electronic tracking device on the vehicle my spouse drives?

Like most legal questions, there is not a simple “yes” or “no” answer to whether you can put an electronic tracking device on the vehicle driven by your spouse. The answer depends on a number of factors, including who is putting the electronic tracking device on the vehicle, who owns (or leases) the vehicle, and whether there is a court order protecting your spouse against assault, threats, harassment, following, or contact. 1. What is an “electronic tracking device”? North Carolina General Statute §14-196.3(a)(1) defines an “electronic tracking device” as “[a]n… Read More

Keeping the peace during the holiday season

The holidays are a supposed to be time for mistletoe and merry, caroling and hot chocolate, but when separation or divorce are imminent, you may not be in the mood for a round of “Joy to the World” gathered around the family piano. To be sure, separation and divorce is tough, and navigating this difficult time with children can be challenging and emotionally charged. Some of you may be contemplating a separation from your spouse, others may be trying to negotiate a custody schedule with the other parent, while others… Read More

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