NEWS & ARTICLES
Will I be expected to attend and actively participate in discussions at the mediated settlement conference?
You must attend unless all parties and the mediator or the court agree otherwise. The mediation process is designed to empower litigants to take a more active role in discussing…Read More
Introduction to Family Financial Mediation
If you are reading this brochure, it is likely you are involved in a dispute which has been referred to the Family Financial Settlement Program for mediation. This means that…Read More
What is Mediation?
Mediation is a method of alternative dispute resolution that encourages parties to resolve issues in a non-adversarial way with the help of a trained, neutral mediator. Mediation may be with…Read More
Divorce in North Carolina
In N.C. parties have to be living separate and apart for a period exceeding one year in order to file for divorce. The divorce action is separate from the other…Read More
How is Child Support Calculated?
How is child support determined in North Carolina? Is it a specific percentage of the non-custodial parents’ income? No, there is not a set percentage. Child Support is calculated using…Read More
Is Modification Possible?
Can my custody or child support terms be changed later? Yes, if the terms were set forth in a court order they can be changed later upon a showing that…Read More
Are Retirement Accounts Marital Property?
Are retirement accounts considered marital property and can they be divided by the Court? Yes, if they were earned during the marriage they are marital property. This is true even…Read More
Can Children Decide Where They Live?
When can kids decide on their own which parent they want to live with? There is no set age in N.C. as to when this can occur. It is in…Read More
What if my spouse won’t move?
Can the Court force my spouse to move out of the home? In certain circumstances this can be accomplished particularly if there is domestic violence or substance abuse occurring. Contact…Read More
How do Courts Determine Child Custody?
What does the Court look at to determine child custody? The Court can consider anything which may be relevant to what custodial schedule is in the child’s best interest. These…Read More