Wake County Collaborative Divorce Lawyer — Raleigh Family Law Attorneys

A large focus area for the attorneys at Maginnis Law, PLLC is the collaborative practice of family law. Everyone has heard horror stories of divorce, child custody, alimony, and/or equitable distribution that quickly turns into an ugly expensive mess. The goal of the collaborative process is to avoid many of pitfalls in the divorce and/or […]

Requirements for a Valid Separation Agreement — Cary Family Law Attorney

Separation agreements are critical documents in the event a husband and wife end marital relations. It is very important to ensure the separation agreements are drafted correctly. Separation agreements must follow specific North Carolina requirements to be enforceable. To discuss any aspect related to a separation agreement or to ensure that your rights are adequately […]

The Importance of Premarital or Prenuptial Agreements — Cary Family Law Attorney

Drafting and negotiating premarital agreements (also known as prenuptial agreements) run contrary to the romantic ideal of marriage because premarital agreements contemplate dissolution. In fact, it was not until the late 1980’s that North Carolina courts began enforcing prenuptial agreements for this reason. However, having a premarital agreement is a prudent decision, both establishing and […]

North Raleigh Absolute Divorce Attorney – Cary Divorce Lawyer

North Carolina G.S. § 50-5.1 allows for a “no-fault” procedure for divorce in which any spouse can obtain an absolute divorce based on one year’s separation. In fact, the only other way to get a divorce in North Carolina is under G.S. § 50-6 and deals with “incurable insanity.” An absolute divorce is defined as […]