Spouse

Steps to Take After a Spouse’s Death in North Carolina

Posted on: November 14th, 2016
A surviving spouse is often required to provide immediate attention to matters related to probate (much of which might be unfamiliar to them) even as they process and adjust to their loss and grief. ...

New Creditor Protections for NC Properties

Posted on: January 9th, 2015
Effective January 1, 2015, property owned by married couples in North Carolina will enjoy creditor protections afforded to tenancy by the entireties property even if the property is transferred to one or more trusts. ...

Same-Sex Marriage Update

Posted on: October 9th, 2014
On Monday, during its first day in session, the Supreme Court declined to hear seven pending appeals from federal appellate courts regarding same-sex marriage. The denials, which came without comment, mean that there is still no declaration at the national level that denial of same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. ...

Asset Protection and Marriage

Posted on: September 5th, 2014
In the process of legally dissolving a marriage, the fate of assets may not match a spouse’s intentions. What should couples know about spousal claims and providing for children? ...

Asset Protection in Second Marriages

Posted on: August 25th, 2014
What asset protection strategies should an individual consider after divorce if they play to re-marry? Whether a marriage is a first or fifth, some planning tools always offer a degree of protection. Every couple’s goals, life stage, and assets are unique. ...

Timing Prenuptial Agreements

Posted on: July 3rd, 2014
Marriage offers the union of love, and it also involves the merging of assets, new tax requirements, and legal entitlements. As prospective spouses navigate asset management prior to their wedding day, how far in advance should prenuptial agreements be prepared? ...
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