North Carolina Separation Agreements — Wake County Family Law Attorney

North Carolina does not require separation agreements for the husband and wife to be considered separated. Generally, however, the best way of outlining each spouse’s obligations is through a properly drafted separation agreement. Separation agreements can outline spousal support, alimony, child support, child custody, and child visitation, and can greatly reduce the expense generally associated […]

Property Settlement Agreements — Cary Family Law Lawyer

Just as the settlement of property rights can be established with a premarital agreement, a property settlement agreement can create similar rights after the dissolution of a marriage. Premarital agreements and property settlement agreements are both staututorily authorized. Property settlement agreements that provide for distribution of marital property or divisible property that are deemed as […]

Modification of Alimony — Cary Family Law Attorney

Courts proceed cautiously in considering whether to modify an amount of alimony due to a change in financial circumstances of the parties. If the change in circumstances was expected at the time of the original award of alimony, that change would not be enough to modify the alimony. Slight fluctuations of income from year to […]

Different Child Custody Arrangements and Terms Under North Carolina Law — Cary Child Custody/Visitation Lawyer

Maginnis Howard no longer practices family law. We currently work personal injury cases, consumer cases relating to credit or harassing phone calls, and wage and hour/employment cases. There are many terms used to describe child custody arrangements; terms used include “child custody,” sole custody,” “physical custody,” “primary custody,” “exclusive custody,” “joint custody,” “custody,” “exclusive custody,” […]

Apex Child Custody Attorney – Wake County Joint Custody Lawyer

Maginnis Howard no longer practices family law. We currently work personal injury cases, consumer cases relating to credit or harassing phone calls, and wage and hour/employment cases. North Carolina recognizes two primary types of custody: legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody gives a parent the right to make major decisions regarding the needs of […]