The Equality Act

On Thursday, February 25, the House of Representatives voted to pass the Equality Act, and now it is heading to the Senate. The Act is meant to ban discrimination against people based on sexual orientation and gender identity.  This Act…

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What Is A Surrogate And Is It Right For Me?

Why do we use the term “stepparent” adoption?

The offensiveness of “stepparent” adoptions to an LGBT couple: Adoption of a child(ren) may occur in several different scenarios. One scenario is when a one spouse is adopting the child(ren) of the other spouse. This is what most people think…

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North Carolina Child Support

Duty: In case of a divorce in North Carolina, it is the responsibility of both parents to provide support to their child. The court recognizes the parent living physically together with the child as already providing essential support. On the…

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N.C. FAMILY LAW “SNIPITS”

To what extent do you think you can handle legal issues associated with family matters? It creates a lot of heartache when one acts in a way consistent with what they believe should be the law, only to find the…

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IT’S TIME TO BE HEARD

Beginning June 1, 2020, pursuant to the following protocols, in person trials and hearings will resume at the Wake County Courthouse in courtrooms 2B, 2C, 2D, and 2A. Judges may direct and parties may request remote WebEx hearings for certain…

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3 Benefits of Having a Postnuptial Agreement

Most people have heard about prenuptial agreements, which allow a couple to address a number of issues related to property and inheritance rights in marriage, as well as other spousal obligations, before they get married. In some cases, spouses who…

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