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Tossing of prenup could have effect on North Carolina divorces

Prenuptial agreements are being increasingly used as people try to protect their assets in the likelihood of divorce. For people in Ballantyne who marry after establishing careers and buying property, these agreements eliminate any divorce legal issues that may arise otherwise, but they should be fair to a spouse too. If a couple decides to divorce, the prenup can act as a legal guide for the division of assets and spousal support.

Rising numbers of older couples who divorce raise concern

When older couples decide to end their marriage, there are usually a great number of issues to sort out, especially when it comes to property division. For most, the children have grown up and moved on with their own lives, eliminating any child custody issues. However, this may not always be the case if a Ballantyne couple are raising a grandchild, have adopted a child, or if natural children have been born into the family at a later time. It is also important too, for older spouses to keep in mind that divorce will likely have an impact on their retirement.

Should Demi Moore be given spousal support in divorce?

For couples in Ballantyne who are planning to file for divorce, one of the questions that might arise is over whether a spouse should be given spousal support, and if so, how much? If a couple is unable to come to an agreement, than the family law dispute will likely fall upon a judge to make the final decision. Spousal support, or alimony, as it was originally called, is not always granted as many spouses now have their own careers and income. However, if one spouse is making significantly more money than the other spouse, than the other spouse might feel they are entitled to financial support.

U.S. still has jurisdiction in international child custody cases

It is not uncommon for Americans from Charlotte to fall in love with someone in another country. However, such marriages can create legal difficulties if that couple later divorces and a child custody dispute arises. Often, if a parent has not become a U.S. citizen, they may desire to take that child back with them to their home country. This can create issues when it comes to parenting time for the American parent and that parent may decide to take legal action to prevent the child from leaving.

Domestic violence charges after woman taken to hospital

More attention has been given to domestic violence in the last several years and, as a result, laws in North Carolina regarding this crime have grown tougher. Victims can obtain a restraining order or protective order; when someone is convicted of committing domestic violence, that person is generally given jail time and may be ordered to pay some sort of restitution to the victim. The increase in penalties and public awareness campaigns are also helping victims reach out for help instead of suffering silently.

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