There is a Penalty for Hiding Assets in a Divorce

Spouses divorce for many different reasons, but often it is from a lack of trust; one spouse felt betrayed for one reason or another. Emotions are already high during such a difficult time in your life, and even though it seems like the perfect time to be selfish, you might find yourself in even bigger […]

Is Annulment Permitted in North Carolina?

In North Carolina you must be separated for at least one year before you can file for an absolute divorce, so we get calls from many people who want to get their marriage “annulled” instead, thinking it will be easier and faster. The civil court process by which a marriage is declared to never have […]

Business Ownership and Divorce

If one or both spouses own a business and it was created or grew during the marriage, then the business will likely be considered a marital asset and subject to division by the court. During a divorce, it is not uncommon to see some attorneys and parties undervalue or exaggerate the value of a business, […]

The Importance of Business and House Appraisal For Divorce

Aside from the emotional difficulties involved in a divorce, how do you untangle a life that has been built as a couple? It is one thing to divide up furniture, dishes, and garden tools, but what about your home or your business? In North Carolina, the equitable distribution laws presume that an equal split of […]

Home Refinancing During Separation and Divorce: What You Need to Know

Home is where we make our memories, where you feel safe and comfortable, and where you lay your head down after a long day at work. That is why when it comes to divorce, the marital home can be a big source of contention. Many people like the idea of keeping the home in order […]

What is a Free Trader Agreement and do I Need One for My Divorce?

Free Trader Agreements are something we often get asked about as divorce attorneys in North Carolina. Our clients want to know what a Free Trader Agreement for Divorce are and whether they need one. What is a Free Trader Agreement? A Free Trader Agreement is a document that allows a spouse to sell property in […]

Separation Agreements Can Help You Avoid Stress and Financial Expense

In North Carolina, a married couple must live separate and apart for one year before a divorce can be granted. A separation agreement can resolve issues such as child custody, child support, living arrangements, spousal support, property division and other issues. Your lawyer can help you negotiate an agreement that meets the unique needs of […]

Property Division or Equitable Distribution of Property

Any assets acquired during a marriage may be considered marital property, and thus subject to equitable distribution. To understand what that means in your particular divorce, talk to a lawyer at Robison Smith Law, in Union County, North Carolina today. Our experienced equitable distribution attorneys will help you understand the property division process. A Complicated […]

Domestic Violence Legal Help

If you are a victim of domestic violence or you have been accused of domestic violence, our law firm can help you to navigate the legal system. Supporting Victims As a victim of domestic violence, you may be entitled to a 50-B restraining order that keeps your spouse, partner or other household member away from […]

Contemplating Divorce?

Are you contemplating a divorce? Perhaps you have had discussions with friends or family members who have horror stories, but please remember that each case is different and that your divorce is unique. In North Carolina, you and your spouse must live separately and apart for one year before a final divorce will be granted. […]