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North Carolina Property and Name Change Laws in Marriage

NORTH CAROLINA PROPERTY AND NAME CHANGE LAWS IN MARRIAGE Per NC marriages laws, the new husband and wife automatically assume certain legal rights and obligations arising from their marriage contract. For example, upon marriage each spouse now ha… Read More
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Ceremony and North Carolina Marriage Licenses

CEREMONY AND NORTH CAROLINA MARRIAGE LICENSES Marriage can be conducted in either a civil or religious ceremony. A civil ceremony is conducted by a magistrate, who is the only civil officer authorized to perform marriages. A religious ceremony ca… Read More
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North Carolina Marriage Laws and Minors

NORTH CAROLINA MARRIAGE LAWS AND MINORS North Carolina marriage laws place limits on who can marry based on the person’s age and blood relationship to their prospective spouse. A minor between the ages of 16-18 years of age may marry only i… Read More
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Mediation in Separation and Divorce

MEDIATION IN SEPARATION AND DIVORCE Mediation is when a neutral third party helps facilitate an agreement between the parties. The mediator does not make decisions. The parties make the decisions, but the mediator helps them along. You can do pri… Read More
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How Child Support is Determined

If  the parties’ combined income is less than $300,000 per year, child support is determined based on the North Carolina Child Support Guidelines. There are generally four numbers that are needed to calculate child support: 1) Mother’s gross … Read More
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Domestic Violence: How to Get a Civil Restraining Order

Domestic Violence: How to Get a Civil Restraining Order You have to file a Complaint (lawsuit) seeking a Domestic Violence Protective Order (otherwise known as a restraining order or as a “50B”). If it is at night or on a weekend, you do this thr… Read More
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Two Year Waiting Period for Divorce???????

Attorney Courtney Hull – “I wanted to share the following with visitors to The Twiford Law Firm, P.C. website.   This proposed legislation, if approved, would  crerate a major change in the divorce process in North Carolina.” &nb… Read More
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CHILD SUPPORT AND EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Child Support and Extracurricular Expenses Generally speaking both parents split the cost of the basic childcare needs. Such things as daycare, food, clothing, etc…. The court will apportion each parent’s obligation respective to each parent’s… Read More
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Don't Sign Anything!!!!!!!!!!!

Don’t sign anything during a divorce without speaking to your attorney. Ok, I know what you are thinking, “oh sure, more billable hours for my attorney”.  Yes, this will cost you money.  The bigger question is; what is… the cost if you… Read More
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Continuous Alcohol Monitoring Law Changes

A very significant  North Carolina criminal justice-related law (HB494), became effective Saturday December 1, 2012.  This legislation now enables you to include important sentencing alternatives for your DWI and other alcohol-related cases by usin… Read More
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