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January 2015 Archives

Filing taxes as a single parent

Filing taxes often confuses people, but parents in North Carolina who have recently gotten divorce may want to pay attention to certain tax considerations before April draws nearer. For example, a parent who qualifies for head of household filing status may get a lower tax rate than single filing status affords, and other information may also be useful.

Overview of legal separation

Married couples in North Carolina sometimes decide to separate rather than go through an actual divorce. Although a separation may eventually lead to a divorce, it could also be a time for a married couple to work out relationship issues before ultimately deciding to stay married. A separation could take place outside of court, or a spouse could decide to file for a legal separation.

Same-sex marriage ban appealed in North Carolina

Lawmakers from North Carolina have spoken out about the controversial issue of marriage ban that a federal judge struck down in November. In 1996, legislature formerly banned marriage rights for same-sex couples and a constitutional amendment was approved by voters and filed in 2012, citing that marriage only pertained to men and women.

Who can adopt a child in North Carolina?

Many residents in North Carolina may understand how exciting it can be to add a new member to the family. Adoption is one way that some people choose to add another child to their care. However, the adoption process can be complicated, and there are a number of requirements that a potential adoptive parent might need to meet before the proceedings can be finalized.

How the divorce process works in North Carolina

Married couples who are considering a divorce should be aware that certain criteria must be met before any documents can be filed. One spouse must be a resident of the state for at least six months, and the couple must complete a one-year separation prior to the initial filing of the divorce. During the separation phase, although they are living apart, the couple is still considered to be legally married.

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