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About ncdivorcelawyer

Divorce and Family Law Lawyer in Raleigh, North Carolina. Carole is Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, listed in Best Lawyers in America and in Super Lawyers as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in North Carolina. Carole is a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law.

“Woman’s Divorce Finance” – Be Very Careful

In the Sunday, May 1, 2011 edition of the New York Times on page 25 of the main section there is a full-page ad for an organization called “Woman’s Divorce Finance. ”  The ad states “[W]e don’t just fund your … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know About Attorney Fees in Divorce

Before you make the final decision to hire a divorce lawyer you need to completely understand how the divorce lawyer will charge for his or her legal services and costs. Attorney fees are fees charged by a lawyer for time spent on … Continue reading

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The First Appointment with Your Divorce Lawyer

You arrive at the office of the divorce lawyer feeling a little nervous. You have the records and documents you were asked to bring with you. What happens now? First you are made welcome by the receptionist and likely asked to fill out a sheet … Continue reading

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Preparing for Your First Appointment with A Divorce Lawyer

You decide to consult with a divorce lawyer and call for an appointment. What now? Here are steps you can take to make your initial consultation productive and informative. A. If you forgot to ask what documents to bring with you to the appointment, call the law firm … Continue reading

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Finding the “Right” Divorce Lawyer……

Hiring a divorce lawyer is an intimidating process. Most likely your spouse says he or she wants out of the marriage, your case is in the courts, or you are thinking of separating and want to know your legal rights and … Continue reading

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Pre-Divorce Planning: Should I Read my Spouse’s Email?

If you are thinking about separation and divorce and you suspect your spouse is having an affair you may think about checking your spouse’s email to see if there are any emails which are romantic or sexual in nature between your spouse … Continue reading

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