Patrick McCroskey and Janet Amburgey have been selected to Business North Carolina Magazine’s 2018 Legal Elite Family Law Section.
The beginning of a new school year is a time when many parents are faced with making a decision regarding where their child should be enrolled in school. Where a child attends school may impact the quality of the child’s education, as well as the child’s happiness and overall development. Parents often feel strongly about decisions that can have a long-term impact on their child.
Transmutation is a term used in family law to describe property that has been transformed from a party’s separate property into marital property.In the context of equitable distribution, the term “separate property” refers to property that is owned by one spouse individually.
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.
Depending on your reason for leaving your spouse, your spouse may have grounds to allege abandonment, which is sometimes referred to as desertion. In North Carolina, abandonment is considered an act of marital misconduct.