MEDIATE, DON’T LITIGATE!

By Attorney Trish McAllister Divorce is an incredibly difficult process to go through; when court costs, attorney fees, and highly charged, time-consuming trials are factored in, the stress can be overwhelming. Most of our new domestic clients come to an initial...

Tax Consequences of Alimony Payments

Certain reforms to federal tax laws, pursuant to the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017, affected alimony payments. Alimony or post-separation support payments paid to a spouse or former spouse under a divorce or separation agreement, such as a domestic court order, a...

Are college expenses part of Child Support?

As college tuition expenses continue to rise nationwide, there continues to be a concern in many family law cases about the payment of college tuition and expenses for children. During a family law case, a child’s wellbeing is often at the forefront and for many...

Appeals of Alimony Awards

Typically, if a civil money judgment is appealed to the North Carolina appellate division, the appellant may request a stay of the execution of that judgment by applying to the court and providing a bond.  This is not true in cases where one spouse has been...

CHILD SUPPORT: SECTION II – The Worksheets

In our last segment we discussed the fact that there are three different child support worksheets used in the North Carolina Child Support Guidelines – Worksheet A, Worksheet B and Worksheet C. The different worksheets are used for different custodial arrangements:...