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How is art divvied up in a North Carolina divorce?

Artwork tends to have a lot of sentimental value in addition to its real monetary value for the families that own it. In some cases, a piece of art is passed down through generations. In other cases, a piece of art is bought during a marriage with the intention to pass it down to future generations. However, one thing is for sure, such treasured items as sculptures, paintings, drawings and other works can be difficult to divide during a North Carolina divorce.

Six divorce mistakes you must avoid

Divorce can be emotional, complex and chaotic. If you didn't want to get divorced in the first place, it can be even more stressful. It's important to remember, though, that the legal results of your divorce can have a drastic impact on the rest of your life. You never want to rush through this process or make mistakes that you're going to regret for years to come. Below are six critical mistakes you must avoid.

3 tips for negotiating your divorce settlement

One way of combating the stresses and costs of divorce proceedings is to try and negotiate one's divorce settlement out of court. An out of court settlement has numerous advantages, particularly the fact that it will usually save spouses a lot of money. It can also help keep the divorce process as speedy and amicable as possible. Here are a few tips to employ to promote successful divorce negotiations:

Is there a correlation between happy marriages and agriculture?

Before the 1980's Farm Crisis, sociologists commonly pointed to statistics showing that couples who farmed were less likely to get a divorce than other American couples. However, during the farming difficulties of the mid-1980's, farmers started getting divorced just as much as other couples. However, since 1990, the divorce rate associated with farming couples has gone down along with the divorce rate of couples overall. Statistics show that divorce rates in highly agricultural states have indeed gone down over the last 25 years, just as they have in nonagricultural states.

Divorce advice: 4 things you should never do

There is a lot of bad divorce advice floating around. In addition, even without bad divorce advice, many North Carolina residents can get themselves in serious trouble in their divorces all by themselves. Often, divorce attorneys do not find out their clients have made these mistakes before it's too late, but if you are one of the lucky ones to read this article before your divorce, then make sure to never do the following:

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