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May 01

5 Reasons Why DIY Divorce May Not Work in Your Case

For many people, the idea of divorce is overwhelming for a number of reasons. In addition to ending your marriage and dividing your assets, you must also contend with the financial cost. Will it be expensive? Can you afford it? Check out the Raleigh Divorce Lawyers   These are normal questions to ask, and it’s understandable that anyone might feel intimidated and anxious about the costs ass...
5 Reasons Why DIY Divorce May Not Work in Your Case
April 02

Unemployment and COVID-19 – Resource for North Carolina Employees and Employers

These are certainly unprecedented times.  With the COVID-19 pandemic, many North Carolina employers and families are grappling with unemployment issues.  If you are laid off temporarily, or your hours are reduced due to COVID-19, you may qualify for unemployment.    You can apply online at https://des.nc.gov. or by phone at 888-737-0259.   Due to high call volume, it is recommended that you ...
Unemployment and COVID-19 – Resource for North Carolina Employees and Employers
April 01

COVID-19: An Update from Raleigh Divorce Lawyers Vitale Family Law

We understand that the current shelter in place orders may be placing extra stress on you and your relationships.  Please know that at this time, Vitale Family Law remains available to serve your legal needs.   We will continue to support you, advise you and collaborate with you about your legal matters, no matter if you are an existing client, or someone seeking legal advice from us for the...
COVID-19: An Update from Raleigh Divorce Lawyers Vitale Family Law
March 19

Can You Be Charged with Kidnapping Your Own Child?

In short, yes. A parent can be criminally charged with kidnapping their child. In the majority of cases, this occurs because the parents are involved in a contentious dispute about child custody or visitation.  If you’re going through a divorce or you’re considering filing for divorce, it’s important to work with an experienced North Carolina divorce lawyer. You should never remove your chil...
Can You Be Charged with Kidnapping Your Own Child?
March 09

Do I Need a Divorce to End My Common Law Marriage in North Carolina?

Common law marriage is an issue that can generate a lot of confusion. Despite the fact that just a handful of states recognize common law marriage, myths about common law marriage persist. You might have even heard a friend or acquaintance claim that they’re “common law married” or have a “common law spouse” because they’ve lived with a boyfriend or girlfriend for several years.  In reality...
Do I Need a Divorce to End My Common Law Marriage in North Carolina?
March 04

Father’s Rights in a North Carolina Divorce

If you’re a dad thinking about divorce, you might be worried about how ending your marriage will impact your relationship with your kids. Many men worry that getting a divorce will mean forfeiting the right to co-parent their child.  However, fathers have just as much right to parent their children as mothers, and North Carolina law protects men in a divorce. Under North Carolina law, the co...
Father’s Rights in a North Carolina Divorce
November 26, 2019

How Does Divorce Affect My Green Card?

Raleigh, NC / November 19, 2019 / -- If you are a resident of a foreign country married to an American citizen, you may wonder how divorce affects your status with respect to your green card.  Individuals granted a two-year conditional permanent residency (a visa or green card) must position the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to lift their conditional status within 90 days o...
How Does Divorce Affect My Green Card?
November 12, 2019

What Do I Need to Know About Equitable Distribution in a North Carolina Divorce?

Raleigh, NC / November 12, 2019 / -- Equitable distribution is the body of law that governs the division of property and debts in North Carolina and refers to how property is divided between spouses during a divorce. (North Carolina is not a common law state.) “Equitable” doesn’t necessarily mean “equal;” instead, the court divides property in a way that is deemed fair to both parties based ...
What Do I Need to Know About Equitable Distribution in a North Carolina Divorce?
September 14, 2019

Raleigh Divorce Lawyers Named to the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 11, 2019 /KISS PR Story -- Vitale Family Law in Raleigh, NC is pleased  to announce that The Best Lawyers in America© has selected two of our attorneys to its list of Top Lawyers in America 2020 Edition: Vitale Family Law The Best Lawyers in America (2020 Edition) Lori Vitale: Family Law Recognized in Family Law: 2007- 2020 Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2007 Kimbe...
Raleigh Divorce Lawyers Named to the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
August 14, 2019

What Is an Absolute Divorce in North Carolina?

Raleigh, NC / August 14, 2019 / -- When people start thinking about getting a divorce in North Carolina, they often start their research by looking for information online. Once they started researching, they likely encounter some seemingly confusing terminology. One reason for the confusion is that each state has its own divorce laws. In some states, for example, you don’t have to live separ...
What Is an Absolute Divorce in North Carolina?