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My “husband” lied about being divorced! What do I do?

Dear Carolyn, Hello. Can you help me? I am a 51-year-old woman who got into a wedded relationship (though celibate and platonic) with this 73-year-old man who needed my financial help with his social security. It turns out he never divorced his previous wife nor did she divorce him. Mine with him, I’ve been told, …

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Rent, Real Estate, and Alimony

Today’s Ask Carolyn addresses two questions about money and real estate. Our first reader asks if his daughter’s rent can be awarded to her as part of her alimony, as she is financially unable to move back out after divorce. Our second reader wants to know if he’s required to hire a real estate appraiser …

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Summons for Jury Duty

Dear Carolyn, I got this paper in the mail called Summons.  It is for jury service.  I just got a new job, and I’m afraid my employer will fire me.  How do I get out of this jury service? – Don’t want to be a juror   Dear “Don’t Want to Be a Juror,” This …

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Preparing to Win: What Happens Before Trial?

Shows like Law and Order depict lawyers winning cases with confident arguments and saucy comments. However, charisma doesn’t make a trial lawyer successful – trial preparation does. Each case hinges on having the proper information prepared and having the right evidence to build on. Because lawyers prepare for trial behind the scenes, we don’t often …

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Child Support 101

The most common questions I get asked as a North Carolina family law specialist are the following: What is child support? How do they determine the amount? What is the process of obtaining child support? Should I or should I not petition to receive child support?

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Divorce Recovery

Divorce Recovery, this is a topic that is so dear to my heart, and one I have personally experienced. I am empathic to the unsettled souls that walk into my office. My advice, You will be okay after divorce, even if you feel like you won’t be. You could be happier than ever, I am.

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