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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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What is a "simple divorce"?

A simple divorce is a situation where the parties have no pending issues other than the desire to end their marriage. For example, there are no kids, there are no pending property issues, and there are no alimony or post separation support issues. As… Read More
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Adoption- Some things you need to know!

Who May Adopt In North Carolina? North Carolina allows many people to adopt children. Adults between the ages of 21 and 65 are eligible to adopt. You may be single or married, but couples must be mar…ried for at least one year. All family membe… Read More
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A PREMARITAL AGREEMENT IS A GOOD IDEA!!!!!!!!!

Premarital Agreements (PMA):  Not well understood and much maligned.  Persons contemplating marriage are well advised to seek to resolve by agreement certain issues presented by the forthcoming marriage.  The purpose of a PMA is not necessarily to… Read More
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CAN I MAKE HIM/HER PAY MY EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION CLAIM?

No……………..the North Carolina Statute concerning Equitable Distribution  does not allow the prevailing party to “tax” the other party for their attorney’s  fees and costs.  However, if the other party… Read More
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What is Parental Alienation?

I hear people accuse the other party of this all the time.”  He or she is alienating my kids from me”. I usually calmly look at my client  and say, “ok, tell me how”?  Most of the time what I hear is, “I called the ki… Read More
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