File For Divorce In North Carolina

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A divorce can be the most painful and expensive experience of your life. Whether you use a lawyer or not, protect yourself by getting all the information you need about divorce laws and your legal rights. Let File for Divorce in North Carolina help you get control over this stressful time of your life.

Learn how to:

--File an Uncontested or Contested Divorce
--Protect Your Assets, Yourself and Your Children
--Save Money when Working with a ...

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Overview

A divorce can be the most painful and expensive experience of your life. Whether you use a lawyer or not, protect yourself by getting all the information you need about divorce laws and your legal rights. Let File for Divorce in North Carolina help you get control over this stressful time of your life.

Learn how to:

--File an Uncontested or Contested Divorce
--Protect Your Assets, Yourself and Your Children
--Save Money when Working with a Lawyer
--Negotiate Child Support and Visitation Agreements

Ready-to-Go forms with Step-by-Step Instructions, essential documents you need to:
--End the Marriage and Start Fresh
--Resolve Property Disputes
--Calculate Child Support
--Develop a Visitation Schedule
--And much more . . .

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572485082
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/1/2005
  • Series: File for Divorce in North Carolina Series
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 258
  • Sales rank: 427,808
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

Jacqueline D. Stanley received her law degree from Wake Forest University. In addition to her day job, she is a freelance author of legal information. She is licensed to practice in North Carolina.

Edward A. Haman received his bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University and his law degree from the University of Toledo College of Law. His undergraduate studies included a major in communication, and minors in business and accounting.

He has practiced law in Florida, Michigan, and Hawaii, and has served as a Michigan Circuit Court domestic relations hearing officer. He has written or coauthored numerous self-help law books, ranging from titles that are national in scope to state-specific subjects, and authored several chapters of the Florida Keystone Series, a desk reference set for attorneys.

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Table of Contents

Using Self-Help Law Books -

Introduction -

Chapter 1: Marriage Ins and Outs -
-Marriage
-Divorce
-Annulment
-Legal Separation
-Getting a Divorce

Chapter 2: The Legal System -
-Theory versus Reality
-Divorce Law and Procedure
-Legal Research

Chapter 3: Lawyers -
-Deciding if You Want a Lawyer
-Selecting a Lawyer
-Working with a Lawyer
-Firing Your Lawyer

Chapter 4: Evaluating Your Situation -
-Your Spouse
-Financial Information
-Property and Debts
-Child Custody and Visitation
-Child Support
-Alimony
-Which Procedure to Use

Chapter 5: General Procedures -
-Filing with the Court Clerk
-Notifying Your Spouse
-Setting a Court Hearing
-Courtroom Manners
-Negotiating

Chapter 6: Standard Divorce Procedure -
-Divorce Complaint (no children)
-Verification
-Judgment for Absolute Divorce
-Certificate of Absolute Divorce or Annulment

Chapter 7: Uncontested Divorce Procedure -
-Contested versus Uncontested Divorce
-Divorce Complaint
-Separation Agreement
-Affidavit as to Status of Minor Child
-Acceptance of Service
-Divorce Judgment

Chapter 8: Contested Divorce Procedure -
-Collecting Information
-Property and Debts
-Child Custody and Visitation
-Child Support
-Alimony

Chapter 9: The Court Hearing -
-The Hearing
-Child Support Agencies

Chapter 10: When You Cannot Find Your Spouse -
-The Diligent Search
-Preparing and Filing Court Papers
-Publishing

Chapter 11: Special Circumstances -
-When You Cannot Afford Court Costs
-Protecting Yourself, Your Children, and Your Property
-Temporary Support and Custody
-Taxes
-Pension Plans
-Military Considerations

Chapter 12: The Future -

Glossary -
Appendix A: General Statutes of North Carolina and Child Support Guidelines -
Appendix B: Blank Forms -
Index -

Jacqueline D. Stanley received her law degree from Wake Forest University. She is a freelance author of legal information and practices in North Carolina.

Edward A. Haman received his law degree from the University of Toledo College of Law. He has served as a domestic relations hearing officer and worked for the protection of children.

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