Category: Divorce

Divorce Books

6 Books That Can Help You Get Through a Divorce

Everyone processes stress and grief differently. When going through a rough divorce, talking to friends and family or seeking professional advice can be a huge help. But for those who enjoy sitting down and relaxing with a good book, reading can be another effective coping strategy.

In this article, we recommend six books that provide empathy, advice, and humor to help you get through your divorce. Continue reading “6 Books That Can Help You Get Through a Divorce”

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Remember to Protect Your Online Privacy During a Divorce

A divorce can take an emotional and financial toll, regardless of who initiated the separation in the first place. And while it’s only natural and healthy to seek advice and emotional support during your divorce, it’s important to only do so privately with friends and family whom you can trust not to betray any sensitive information to your spouse — and even with them, you need to be careful.

Your online accounts contain all sorts of information that could be potentially used against you during divorce proceedings, which is why preventing your spouse from making unwanted intrusions into your sensitive online information is critical during a difficult divorce. And it’s also not unheard of for an angry, vindictive spouse to resort to identity theft to try and punish their ex.

Speak with an experienced divorce attorney for help maintaining the integrity of your online accounts, or continue reading for some helpful tips to get you started. Continue reading “Remember to Protect Your Online Privacy During a Divorce”

How Does Divorce Affect Business

How Will My Divorce Affect My Business?

Getting divorced is difficult for everyone, but it becomes even more complicated for business owners. Between understanding what property is subject to division and protecting your assets, there are numerous legal issues to consider when facing a divorce in North Carolina. Fortunately, there are measures business owners can take to protect their business in the event of a divorce.

Keep reading to learn more about your options. Continue reading “How Will My Divorce Affect My Business?”

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What Are Temporary and Permanent Orders in a Divorce?

Temporary and permanent orders resemble each other, but they serve very different functions during a divorce. Understanding the distinction is critical to ensure the best outcome for you and your children, both in the short-term and long-term.

So, what are temporary orders, how are they different from permanent orders, and why do they matter? In this article, we’ll cover the basics of temporary orders, including why they’re important and how an attorney can help you when dealing with a temporary order. Continue reading “What Are Temporary and Permanent Orders in a Divorce?”

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5 Common Questions About Property Division During a Divorce

For many couples, dividing their assets and debts is one of the most difficult, confusing, and stressful parts of a divorce. Before you panic about losing your home, car, and family heirlooms, keep reading. In this article, we’ll answer five frequently asked questions about North Carolina property division that will help you understand the process and what’s involved. Continue reading “5 Common Questions About Property Division During a Divorce”

9 Ways to Save on Legal Fees During a Divorce

If you’re facing a divorce, you’re probably worried about the financial cost of the whole process. And those fears are justified: when emotions run high and spouses argue on every front, a divorce can financially devastate one or both parties. 

Fortunately, you have control over how much your divorce will cost. No matter how your spouse behaves, you can take steps to help minimize your legal fees and keep your financial situation stable. Read on to learn nine simple ways to reduce your legal fees during a divorce.  Continue reading “9 Ways to Save on Legal Fees During a Divorce”

How the New Tax Law Might Affect Your Alimony Case

How the New Tax Law Might Affect Your Alimony Case

Negotiations over alimony (or spousal support, as lawyers tend to call it) are already tough, but they may get even tougher thanks to the new tax law that Congress passed at the end of 2017. People who pay alimony will lose a valuable incentive, while alimony recipients appear to benefit — at least at first glance.

However, a closer look at the facts reveals a murkier truth. Read on to learn how this new law may affect your divorce case.

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE ATTORNEYS AT MYERS LAW FIRM, PLLC ARE NOT TAX LAWYERS AND THIS POST SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS PROVIDING TAX ADVICE OR LEGAL ADVICE ABOUT TAXES. THIS POST IS PROVIDING A GENERAL OVERVIEW OF HOW THE TAX LAW CHANGES MAY AFFECT SPOUSAL SUPPORT. FOR GUIDANCE ON YOUR SPECIFIC SITUATION, PLEASE CONSULT YOUR CPA. Continue reading “How the New Tax Law Might Affect Your Alimony Case”

Yes, Your Facebook Posts Can Affect Your Divorce Case

Yes, Your Facebook Posts Can Affect Your Divorce Case

Most people know that potential employers might check out their Facebook posts before a job interview, but they never consider that their spouse’s lawyer might go through their social media accounts for evidence during a divorce case. But that’s exactly what happens during contentious divorces, and if the wrong information comes out during a search of your Facebook posts or other social media content, it could seriously harm your divorce case. Continue reading “Yes, Your Facebook Posts Can Affect Your Divorce Case”

Can I Prevent My Spouse From Seeing the Children During a Divorce?

Can I Prevent My Spouse From Seeing the Children During a Divorce?

As a parent, your child’s welfare is your top priority. If you’re going through a divorce and you’re worried that your child might be at risk of harm under the other parent’s supervision, you might want to shield your child from the other parent and get sole child custody on a temporary basis.

The laws that govern this type of situation can be confusing to parents, so we’ll try to clear them up for you. In this article, we’ll talk about how to get temporary or emergency custody of a child in North Carolina, and we’ll also discuss when sole custody is a long-term option.

Continue reading “Can I Prevent My Spouse From Seeing the Children During a Divorce?”