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    • How Is Alimony Treated for Tax Purposes?

      How Did the Alimony Tax Deduction Use to Work? For decades, the Internal Revenue Code allowed taxpayers to deduct payments made toward alimony from their taxable income for federal income tax ...

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    • Separation Agreements: Are They the Right Option for You?

      In North Carolina, the court encourages divorcing couples to create their own separation agreements prior to divorce. Separation agreements should include: custody and support of children; alimony ...

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    • FAQ: What You Need to Know About Alimony

      Question: What is alimony? A: Alimony is a type of financial support that one spouse has to pay to the other after their divorce is finalized. Alimony is also commonly called spousal support . ...

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    • What Are Three Alternatives to Going to Court?

      When it comes time to resolve a family law dispute, sometimes going to court to have a judge reach an agreement for you is the best option. Other times, especially when you want more control over the ...

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    • What Are Three Alternatives to Going to Court?

      When it comes time to resolve a family law dispute, sometimes going to court to have a judge reach an agreement for you is the best option. Other times, especially when you want more control over the ...

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    • How Does a Domestic Violence Restraining Order Affect Child Custody?

      Child custody matters can cause a lot of stress and strain close relationships between family members; however, custody issues that require a protective order can be even more overwhelming. When one ...

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    • How Do You Enforce a Child Custody Order in North Carolina?

      In an ideal world, once a family law dispute has been settled, both parties would honor their court-ordered obligations. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. If your ex-spouse violated a child ...

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    • Relocation After Divorce in North Carolina

      After divorce , it is not uncommon for the custodial parent to move to another town, city, or state to start a new life with his/her child. However, the moving parent cannot relocate with the child ...

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    • 4 Steps to Take if Your Co-Parent Stops Making Child Support Payments

      It can be frustrating, at times even devastating, if your co-parent decides to stop making child support payments. Child support is essential for raising a child and taking care of certain life ...

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    • Can You Modify Child Support Payments if You Are Unemployed?

      Many individuals found themselves without work during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are recently unemployed and trying to figure out how to cut expenses, you are not alone. You might be wondering if ...

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    • What Can I Do If My Ex Won’t Pay Child Support?

      In 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported that an estimated $10 billion in child support goes unpaid each year. That is about 15 million children without monetary support from ...

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    • How to Co-Parent During the Holidays

      Children look forward to the holiday season every year. It is a time of joy, festivities, and family. For recently separated or divorced couples, this time of the year might be a little more difficult ...

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    • How to Talk to Your Children About Divorce

      No one ever expects their marriage to end and, if you have children, the experience may be even more challenging, especially when the time comes to tell your children about it. How you choose to ...

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    • Child Visitation Rights in North Carolina

      A divorce or separation can take an extreme emotional toll on a couple; and child custody and visitation issues can complicate the matter even more, especially if the couple doesn’t get along. If sole ...

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    • What Do You Need To Know Before You Go To Court For Custody

      By: Leigh B. Sellers, NC Board Certified Specialist in Family Law Licensed in North Carolina When parents of a child (or children) are not together as a couple anymore, there can be a lot of conflict ...

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    • What is a Collaborative Divorce and How Can it Save Me Money?

      By Leigh Sellers A collaborative law divorce is a process that has gained significant popularity in many states across the country. Collaborative divorce attorneys are trained in the collaborative ...

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    • Now What?

      Previously, I discussed the issues that you need to consider when separating from your spouse. During the initial consultation, almost all new clients ask about the procedure for resolving those ...

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    • 4 Steps to Take if Your Co-Parent Stops Making Child Support Payments

      It can be frustrating, at times even devastating, if your co-parent decides to stop making child support payments. Child support is essential for raising a child and taking care of certain life ...

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    • What Are the Consequences of Being Held in Contempt?

      If you ignore or fail to adhere to a legally binding family court order, you could find yourself held in contempt of court . If the court approves this, you may be faced with certain consequences, ...

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    • 5 Ways to Improve Your Self-Care During a Divorce

      Divorce and legal separation can prove to be some of the toughest times in an individual's life. You will be presented with issues you need to navigate and resolve and your mental and emotional health ...

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    • 4 Steps to Take if Your Co-Parent Stops Making Child Support Payments

      It can be frustrating, at times even devastating, if your co-parent decides to stop making child support payments. Child support is essential for raising a child and taking care of certain life ...

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    • What Is Equitable Distribution in Divorce?

      When it comes to dividing property and debt in a divorce, states either follow community property division or equitable distribution. North Carolina is an equitable distribution state, meaning a judge ...

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    • How Does a Domestic Violence Restraining Order Affect Child Custody?

      Child custody matters can cause a lot of stress and strain close relationships between family members; however, custody issues that require a protective order can be even more overwhelming. When one ...

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    • Is There a Difference Between Domestic Violence & Civil Harassment?

      Some people confuse domestic violence cases with civil harassment cases, but there is a difference between the two. When a person annoys, harasses, injures, or threatens another person, it can be ...

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    • Emergency Custody Orders Explained

      An emergency custody order is a request for immediate child custody without providing notice to the other party. Most requests for an emergency custody order are in regards to minor children. How Can ...

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    • How Do You Enforce a Child Custody Order in North Carolina?

      In an ideal world, once a family law dispute has been settled, both parties would honor their court-ordered obligations. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. If your ex-spouse violated a child ...

      Read More
    • What Are the Consequences of Being Held in Contempt?

      If you ignore or fail to adhere to a legally binding family court order, you could find yourself held in contempt of court . If the court approves this, you may be faced with certain consequences, ...

      Read More
    • What Is Equitable Distribution in Divorce?

      When it comes to dividing property and debt in a divorce, states either follow community property division or equitable distribution. North Carolina is an equitable distribution state, meaning a judge ...

      Read More
    • Separation Agreements: Are They the Right Option for You?

      In North Carolina, the court encourages divorcing couples to create their own separation agreements prior to divorce. Separation agreements should include: custody and support of children; alimony ...

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    • Prenuptial Agreements & High Value Divorces

      Now that billionaire Jeff Bezos is divorcing his wife MacKenzie, experts are debating how the couple’s separation will impact operations at Amazon and the Washington Post. In this blog, we explain how ...

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    • 5 Ways to Improve Your Self-Care During a Divorce

      Divorce and legal separation can prove to be some of the toughest times in an individual's life. You will be presented with issues you need to navigate and resolve and your mental and emotional health ...

      Read More
    • What Are Three Alternatives to Going to Court?

      When it comes time to resolve a family law dispute, sometimes going to court to have a judge reach an agreement for you is the best option. Other times, especially when you want more control over the ...

      Read More
    • How Does a Domestic Violence Restraining Order Affect Child Custody?

      Child custody matters can cause a lot of stress and strain close relationships between family members; however, custody issues that require a protective order can be even more overwhelming. When one ...

      Read More
    • Meet Krusch Law, PLLC , Formerly Krusch & Sellers, P.A.

      Meet the new Krusch Law, PLLC , formerly Krusch & Sellers, P.A. Our Charlotte law firm is here to help you get through any divorce or family law dispute that is complicated our life. There is nothing ...

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    • 5 Tips to Help Get Through Work During Your Divorce

      Even an amicable divorce can be difficult to deal with. After all, the relationship and life that you built with your ex has come to a sudden end. Unfortunately, your mixed emotions don’t simply go ...

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    • Courtroom Etiquette

      If your case does end up in front of a judge, it’s critical that you put your best foot forward. Your appearance, attitude and conduct can be just as important as your testimony. Below are some ...

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    • Adultery in North Carolina

      Lately, there has been some discussion among North Carolina family law attorneys about the torts of alienation of affections and criminal conversation. Alienation of affections and criminal ...

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    • Reconciliation Agreements

      Given the massive financial cost and heartache it creates, divorce should be treated as a last option. If you have already tried other restorative means such as counseling and implementing better ...

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    • How Do I Know if My Spouse Has Hidden Assets?

      Hidden marital assets is a common concern for spouses going through divorce . This is understandable, as you don’t want to be denied your fair share. According to the National Endowment for Financial ...

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    • Prenuptial Agreements Can Protect All Parties

      Prenuptial agreements , as explained under the Uniform Premarital Agreement Act (UPAA) is: Between both spouses Effective at the start of marriage Made in contemplation of marriage A well-drafted ...

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    • What Are Three Alternatives to Going to Court?

      When it comes time to resolve a family law dispute, sometimes going to court to have a judge reach an agreement for you is the best option. Other times, especially when you want more control over the ...

      Read More
    • Reconciliation Agreements

      Given the massive financial cost and heartache it creates, divorce should be treated as a last option. If you have already tried other restorative means such as counseling and implementing better ...

      Read More
    • What is a Collaborative Divorce and How Can it Save Me Money?

      By Leigh Sellers A collaborative law divorce is a process that has gained significant popularity in many states across the country. Collaborative divorce attorneys are trained in the collaborative ...

      Read More
    • Relocation After Divorce in North Carolina

      After divorce , it is not uncommon for the custodial parent to move to another town, city, or state to start a new life with his/her child. However, the moving parent cannot relocate with the child ...

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    • 5 Reasons a Judge Will Change Custody

      Court orders always feel final. Fortunately, our judicial system understands that life changes frequently and unexpectedly, and judges may modify orders if that is what is fair and ...

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    • 4 Steps to Take if Your Co-Parent Stops Making Child Support Payments

      It can be frustrating, at times even devastating, if your co-parent decides to stop making child support payments. Child support is essential for raising a child and taking care of certain life ...

      Read More
    • How to Co-Parent During the Holidays

      Children look forward to the holiday season every year. It is a time of joy, festivities, and family. For recently separated or divorced couples, this time of the year might be a little more difficult ...

      Read More
    • Child Visitation Rights in North Carolina

      A divorce or separation can take an extreme emotional toll on a couple; and child custody and visitation issues can complicate the matter even more, especially if the couple doesn’t get along. If sole ...

      Read More
    • How Do I Know if My Spouse Has Hidden Assets?

      Hidden marital assets is a common concern for spouses going through divorce . This is understandable, as you don’t want to be denied your fair share. According to the National Endowment for Financial ...

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    • Child Custody & Religion

      Today’s skyrocketing divorce rates have seen many more couples of different religious faiths decide to end their marriage. However, those who remain strong and adamant about their faith often insist ...

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    • SOME TIPS IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT SEPARATION OR DIVORCE

      ADVICE FROM FAMILY AND FRIENDS Your well-meaning family and friends may offer you advice about your case. Frequently such advice is not accurate. The facts surrounding your marriage, divorce, children ...

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    • Is a Prenuptial Agreement Right for Me?

      While some people think prenuptial agreements are only for couples with a high net worth, this is not the case. There are many reasons as to why you would want to establish a prenuptial agreement ...

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    • Six Reasons to Get a Prenup Before Marriage

      Although you might love your spouse with all of your heart, you don’t want to find yourself in a position where you are not protected by a prenuptial agreement . A prenup is a contract that you sign ...

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    • Should You Get a Prenup? Pros and Cons

      Prenuptial agreements might not be the most romantic way to kick off a marriage, but they provide practical solutions for financial matters in a marriage. In the past, this agreement was heavily ...

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    • How Does North Carolina Divide Marital Property?

      North Carolina is an equitable distribution state. This means that most judges in the state strive to split marital property in a way that is fair to both parties. Three Property Classifications North ...

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    • How Does a Domestic Violence Restraining Order Affect Child Custody?

      Child custody matters can cause a lot of stress and strain close relationships between family members; however, custody issues that require a protective order can be even more overwhelming. When one ...

      Read More
    • Separation Agreements: Are They the Right Option for You?

      In North Carolina, the court encourages divorcing couples to create their own separation agreements prior to divorce. Separation agreements should include: custody and support of children; alimony ...

      Read More
    • Do I Need to Be Legally Separated to Divorce in North Carolina?

      If your marriage is headed toward divorce , you may be wondering, “Do I need to be legally separated to get divorced in North Carolina?” Not all states have legal separations and each state handles ...

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    • Emergency Custody Orders Explained

      An emergency custody order is a request for immediate child custody without providing notice to the other party. Most requests for an emergency custody order are in regards to minor children. How Can ...

      Read More
    • Separation Agreements: Are They the Right Option for You?

      In North Carolina, the court encourages divorcing couples to create their own separation agreements prior to divorce. Separation agreements should include: custody and support of children; alimony ...

      Read More
    • What is a Collaborative Divorce and How Can it Save Me Money?

      By Leigh Sellers A collaborative law divorce is a process that has gained significant popularity in many states across the country. Collaborative divorce attorneys are trained in the collaborative ...

      Read More
    • One Big Reason to Settle Your Divorce Case

      We’ve talked in previous posts about the benefits of reaching a settlement or mediated agreement in divorce cases. Instead of battling it out in court, you could save yourself years of time, thousands ...

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    • How Is Alimony Treated for Tax Purposes?

      How Did the Alimony Tax Deduction Use to Work? For decades, the Internal Revenue Code allowed taxpayers to deduct payments made toward alimony from their taxable income for federal income tax ...

      Read More
    • Tax Court Rules Divorce Does Not Terminate Stepparent-Child Relationship

      The United States Tax Court recently held that divorce does not cut off a stepparent’s relationship with their stepchildren, at least for the purposes of receiving the dependency exemption on their ...

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    • The Tax Consequences of Changing Your Name

      Sometimes people who are going through big life changes – such as marriage or divorce – forget about the more practical things in their lives that could carry some consequences for them in the future. ...

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