Firm’s attorneys selected to 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers Rising Stars

We are proud to announce that partners Howard L. Gum, David R. Hillier, and Patrick S. McCroskey have been selected to the 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers list, and that Janet Amburgey has made her premier debut on North Carolina Super Lawyers 2017 Rising Stars, both published annually in Super...

Can I Require My Spouse to Maintain Life Insurance To Secure an Alimony or Child Support Obligation?

Under North Carolina law, the obligation of a spouse to pay alimony, or a parent to pay child support, ceases upon the death of the obligor. Maintaining a life insurance policy in effect insuring the life of the supporting spouse or parent can provide a dependent spouse or custodial parent with valuable financial security in the event of the death of the supporting spouse or parent.

Missing Assets in Divorce.

An issue that arises with some frequency in divorce cases involves allegations that a spouse has hidden or disposed of marital assets. Often, these are assets, such as jewelry, cash, or valuable coin collections, which neither party admits taking or having in their possession following the marital separation. Transferring or...

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