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A couple filing for legal separation

How to File for Separation in NC

October 18, 2022

Unlike some states, North Carolina doesn’t require you to file for separation. Instead, you are considered legally separated if you’ve lived in different homes for at least a year and a day, and if at least one of you envisions a permanent separation. How to file for separation in NC While some states require a…

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Best Family Law Attorney in Fayetteville NC

October 17, 2022

You’re at, so it won’t come as a surprise to hear that we believe we’re the best family law attorneys in Fayetteville, NC. That’s why we like to let others do the talking for us: Awards 2022 Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion (Gold) 2022 Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished Up & Coming Weekly: Best Fayetteville Divorce Attorney 2022 Testimonials…

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How to Get a Restraining Order in NC

October 14, 2022

To get a restraining order in North Carolina, you’ll need to file paperwork with the clerk of court, meet with a judge, attend a hearing, and agree to the restraining order. If the defendant doesn’t consent to the restraining order, you’ll need to go to trial and show evidence that domestic violence has been committed.…

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Is North Carolina a Community Property State?

October 13, 2022

North Carolina is not a community property state. Like the majority of states, North Carolina uses a method called equitable distribution to divide property fairly between each spouse. States fall into one of two camps when it comes to dividing property: Community property Equitable distribution North Carolina is an equitable distribution state. Let’s explore what…

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Choosing a Fayetteville Divorce Attorney: 4 Things to Look For

October 11, 2022

With so many excellent divorce attorneys in Fayetteville, North Carolina, how do you pick the one that’s right for you? Here are a few things to look out for: Aggressive advocacy Compassionate support Specialized experience Results Let’s dive into each. 1. Aggressive advocacy Divorce proceedings can get emotional and messy. When choosing representation, look for…

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Blackwell & Edwards Sponsors Fundraiser for Better Health of Cumberland County

March 4, 2016

Blackwell & Edwards was proud to sponsor a Casino Night in support of Better Health, an organization dedicated to bridging gaps in healthcare services in Cumberland County by providing: Diabetes awareness, education and self-management clinics Childhood obesity prevention and education Loans of medical equipment Emergency medical needs such as critical prescriptions, dental clinic care, vision…

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Tim Edwards

2014 North Carolina Bar Association Citizen Lawyer Award

October 11, 2014

Tim Edwards received the Citizen Lawyer Award from the North Carolina Bar Association in 2014. What is the Citizen Lawyer Award? The award recognizes lawyers who exemplify service: public service, nonprofit work, political work, military service, and volunteering with youth programs and religious groups. Tim Edwards is vice chair and chair of development for the…

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