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  • Adoption and Termination of Parental Rights FAQ

    Adoption I want my spouse to adopt my child. Does the other parent have to agree? If the other parent’s parental rights have not been terminated, he or she would have to consent to the child being adopted. If the parental rights have been terminated consent from that parent is no longer required. See below for info on the TPR process. Does my child have to consent to be adopted? Only if he or she ...
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  • Family Court: What to Expect

    Trials are stressful - especially for clients who have never testified or been in a courtroom before. Below is some information to help you prepare. Please note that this information specifically applies to family court in Iredell County. Be on time! Your attorney will tell you what time to be in court. You may be the first case scheduled for the day or you may be a backup to an earlier case, but ...
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  • Securing Property by Issuing an Order of Attachment

    An extremely effective, but often underutilized litigation tool in North Carolina is the order of attachment. Attachment has particular applicability to the racing industry due to the nomadic nature of the sport and its participants. Though attachment can often bear fruit early in litigation and lead to prompt recovery by creditors, it is also a remedy that should not be undertaken lightly. ...
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  • Child Custody During Back-To-School Season

    Back-to-school season brings many emotions. Excitement, nervousness, and dread for some. If you are a single parent of a minor child this time of year it may also bring about conflict and confrontation with the other parent. Keep the following tips in mind as you enter this school year and try to resolve small issues before they multiply and you wind up in a courtroom. TALK IT OUT! Try to get ...
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  • Alimony & Post-separation Support FAQ

    Am I entitled to receive alimony? To receive alimony you must prove that you are the dependent spouse, that the other party is the supporting spouse, and that the other party has the ability to pay. How long will I have to pay? The duration is completely in the judge's discretion. In making the determination, the judge will consider a number of factors such as the length of the marriage, the ...
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  • Child Custody FAQ

    Child custody is one of the most challenging and emotional areas of the law. Our family law attorneys, Andrew J. Wingo and Stephanie M. Killian, are here to guide you through this difficult time. Below are some of the most common questions posed by custody clients. When can my child decide where he/she wants to live? Not until the child turns 18. Can my child talk to the judge? Children are ...
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