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Lawyers – And God said…

And God said… And God said: ‘Let there be Satan, so people don’t blame everything on me. And let there be lawyers, so people don’t blame everything on Satan.’ George Burns Originally posted on McNeil Family Law blog.

The Quicksand of Divorce

The Quicksand of Divorce (Tips on not sinking in the divorce process[1]) What started out as a simple one-page article on how to help parents in the transition before, during and after divorce has slowly but surely morphed into a very complex series of articles. How can you ask an attorney to write anything without […]


I am worried that a divorce is going to be very expensive. Is there anything I can do to keep the costs down? Yes there are quite a few things you can do to reduce the costs associated with divorce. Contrary to what you might have been led to believe, most experienced and respected family […]

How do I obtain a divorce in North Carolina?

How do I obtain a divorce in North Carolina? In the State of North Carolina, obtaining a divorce is essentially a three-step process: 1) a required period of separation; 2) filing and service of the divorce complaint; and 3.) the entry of the divorce judgment. Additionally, the following requirements must be met before any divorce […]

Does Infidelity Affect Divorce?

Does the infidelity of a spouse affect the divorce process in North Carolina The issue of infidelity has almost no impact on the divorce itself; the actual entry of the divorce judgment. Infidelity can and often does have a significant effect on the court’s decisions in the areas of alimony and custody. Generally speaking, the […]

Do I Have To Testify In Divorce Process?

Will I have to appear in court and testify before a judge at any point during the divorce process? The answer to this question depends on the extent to which you and your spouse are able to resolve the issues on your own, with or without the assistance of lawyers. Oftentimes, even after extensive negotiations […]

What Happens If My Spouse and I Have Sexual Relations

MY SPOUSE AND I HAVE SEXUAL RELATIONS AFTER SEPARATION If my spouse and I see each other during the period of separation, and anything intimate occurs, does that automatically reset the date of separation? During the period of separation, an isolated incident of intimacy, including sexual intercourse, does not necessarily mean that the spouses have […]