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How is Child Support Calculated?
Hatcher Law Group attorney Dan Lewis explains the basics of child support and how it is calculated.
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My Spouse Just Asked for a Divorce - Now What?
Charlotte family law attorney Greg Hatcher shares advice on the first steps to take after your spouse asks for a divorce.
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Paul A. DeJesse Jr. Speaks at NCBA Family Law Intensive
Hatcher Law Group Partner Paul A. DeJesse Jr. spoke today at the North Carolina Bar Association Family Law Intensive at Charlotte Marriott City Center.
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Hatcher Law Group Attorneys Receive 2019 Commitment To Justice Award From Safe Alliance
Hatcher Law Group Partner Paul A. DeJesse, Jr., and Family Law Attorney Alexandria P. K. Carini, were honored by Safe Alliance as selected recipients of the 2019 Commitment to Justice Award. This award was presented in honor and recognition of the pro bono legal representation they have provided to local victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in the Charlotte community.
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Co-Parenting After Your Spouse’s Affair
In addition to all the complicated questions that come to light following your spouse’s affair, one of the most common questions from clients is whether or not there are rules in place to keep my spouse’s paramour away from my kids. What are my rights when determining custody of my children when a third party is involved?
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Coping with the Change that Comes with Divorce
If divorce may be looming somewhere in your present or future, it is time to seek the counsel of a divorce attorney so you know your rights and are educated on your options. A family law attorney will help you determine how best to proceed in your specific situation.  What I mean is, talk to a lawyer before you tell your spouse or significant other you want to part ways, before you move out, before you sign anything.  This may seem very foreign to you.  It may even feel dishonest.  But it’s act...
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Bye-Bye Love, Hello Taxes: Alimony Tax Deduction Ends
Recent tax changes will determine if, and how, many spouses receive alimony in the future. Now, to receive a tax deduction for alimony payments made, spouses must either reach a signed agreement as to alimony or have an order resolving alimony entered before January 1st, 2019. 
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Degrees & Divorce – How Financial Aid Comes Into Play for Two Households
Students often rely on financial aid to support them through college. Over 44 million Americans incur student loan debt. Even more troublesome, a combined total of over $1.48 trillion is owed in student loan debt. Here are several key points for parents going through a separation or a divorce to keep in mind as your child applies for college financial aid.
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Divorce Can Be a Battle—Don’t Let Stress Win the War
May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  Did you know that one in six adults in the United States struggle with mental illness each year? Mental illness is not a topic of discussion that often comes up over a cup of coffee or at a social hour. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we are going to break down what mental health is and the various mental illnesses that can develop as a result of an emotionally taxing experience such as a divorce or child custody battle.
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3 Common Questions from Victims of Domestic Violence
A new sense of confidence is building in our society as more and more prominent figures step out from behind the veil of silence and share their stories of abuse.  The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence reports one in three women and one in four men have been physically abused by an intimate partner. On a local scale, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) reported one-quarter of all Charlotte homicides in 2017 were related to domestic violence. For some victims of abuse wh...
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