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Advocates March Against Domestic Violence in Charlotte

By Randall & Stump, PLLC |

Advocates against domestic violence organized a march in Charlotte on September 28th, according to an article by FOX 46 Charlotte. Featuring domestic violence victims, members of the community and law enforcement officials in their ranks, the advocates marched along North Tryon Street. They displayed a number of signs with messages such as “verbal abuse… Read More »

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Child Custody & Support in North Carolina

By Randall & Stump, PLLC |

Today we will explore the North Carolina approach to child custody and child support. Before we delve into specifics, there is an overarching consideration we need to consider first. North Carolina places a high importance on the best interests of the child. In any determination of child custody or support, the court will examine… Read More »

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Explaining Alimony in North Carolina

By Randall & Stump, PLLC |

The concept of alimony arose to address inequality between spouses after divorce. This inequality is especially prevalent in marriages where one spouse served as the breadwinner and the other spouse served as the homemaker. When that marriage dissolves, there is a clear difference between the earning power of the spouses. Alimony provides a mechanism… Read More »

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Suing Your Unfaithful Spouse’s Lover

By Randall & Stump, PLLC |

North Carolina is one of only a small handful of states that allows for the filing of a lawsuit and cause of action against your unfaithful spouse’s lover. The North Carolina Court of Appeals recently upheld the ability in some cases to sue the person who had the affair with your spouse. This is… Read More »

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How Does North Carolina Deal with Prenuptial Agreements?

By Randall & Stump, PLLC |

Commonly referred to as prenuptial agreements, premarital agreements are made between potential spouses before marriage. These agreements outline certain rights and responsibilities for each spouse, such as the division of property upon death or divorce. In Chapter 52B of the North Carolina General Statutes, we find the Uniform Premarital Agreement Act. This act outlines… Read More »

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Is an Annulment Right for You?

By Randall & Stump, PLLC |

If you follow pop culture at all, you will recall that a little more than ten years ago now, actress Renée Zellweger and country singer Kenny Chesney were briefly married. The marriage lasted only a matter of months. However, a divorce was not the legal action that they took to end their marriage—it was… Read More »

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Children Born Out of Wedlock – Legitimation and Paternity

By Randall & Stump, PLLC |

There are many reasons why a man might want a child. The joys of fatherhood are plentiful. Children and parents often make memories that last their entire lives. As such, there is no limit to the reasons why a father, or even a mother, might want to make sure that the law recognizes a… Read More »

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Modifying Child Custody Orders

By Randall & Stump, PLLC |

When a divorce involves children, the North Carolina court system may have to help the parents determine how the children will spend their time between the two parents.  In an earlier post, we briefly discussed child custody orders and explained that they were somewhat of a last resort in instances where the parents themselves… Read More »

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Using a Courthouse Dog for Emotional Support

By Randall & Stump, PLLC |

Appearing before a judge in court, not to mention cases that involve a jury, can be intimidating. For victims who have been sexually assaulted, emotionally tormented, or physically beaten, facing the perpetrator in court can be a truly traumatic event. Luckily, an attorney will help walk you through this process and ensure that you… Read More »

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Stepparents’ Child Custody and Visitation Rights

By Randall & Stump, PLLC |

When a marriage comes to an end, child custody is often one of the most hotly contested items throughout the divorce process. But what happens if there are stepparents/children involved? Does the biological parent always end up with his or her children, or does the stepparent ever seek and obtain custody? What about visitation… Read More »

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