Understanding North Carolina Child Custody Law

North Carolina is one of many states that uses the Uniform Child Custody Act. This law provides the basic rules and regulations regarding child custody generally and how child custody is determined. If you are dealing with a child custody…

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5 Factors Considered When Calculating Spousal Support

5 Factors Considered When Calculating Spousal Support

Individuals in North Carolina who are going through the divorce process often have questions about how the amount of spousal support will be calculated. This article lists five factors that courts in North Carolina consider influential in determining the amount…

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Descent and Distribution

Traditionally, a state statute of descent and distribution provides the order of preference for disposal of an intestate's net estate. As a general rule, the person or persons with the highest rank in the order of preference who survive the…

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Lapse and Mistake

One of the main purposes for making and leaving a will is to guide the administration of the estate of the testator--the person who made the will. A will should be written in language that is clear and indisputable. Alas,…

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Spousal Election

One of the main purposes for making and leaving a will is to guide the administration of the estate of the testator--the person who made the will. A will should be written in language that is clear and indisputable. Alas,…

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Will Contests

You cannot contest a will simply because you don't like the provisions, or because you received less than you felt you should have received, or because the provisions were, in your opinion, unfair. You must have legal grounds, which, if…

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Assisted Care Facilities for Elderly Individuals

An assisted care facility is a facility for elderly people that provides housing with assistance to the elder person. In this environment an individual has an apartment-type area to reside in. The assisted living environment provides both an independent atmosphere…

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