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Prenups are for the <s>Birds</s> Millennials
You may have noticed the rising popularity of prenups (also known as prenuptial or premarital agreements). Couples use prenups as a way to come to agreement on various issues like how property will be divided and whether spousal support or alimony will be paid (if at all) in the event of divorce. Talking about these issues may not be fun, especially as an additional item on your wedding checklist, but these agreements can be very worth your while. 
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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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Hatcher Law Group Attorneys Recognized in the 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©
Three Hatcher Law Group attorneys have been recognized in the 25th edition of The Best Lawyers in America©—the oldest and most respected attorney ranking service in the world. Our partners, J. Gregory Hatcher and Paul A. DeJesse, Jr., and senior associate, Daniel Lewis were selected by their peers for professionalism and legal expertise in the practice of family law.
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5 Tips to Remember When Going to Court
Walking into a courthouse for the first time can be daunting. While you’ve been primed and prepared down to every last detail of your case, the uncharted territory and unfamiliar protocol of a courthouse presents mixed emotions of nervousness and excitement. Remembering these five tips will help you enter the courthouse confidently and present your case in the most effective way possible.
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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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Nostalgia in the New Year
Kissing at midnight, throwing lavish parties, determining a resolution, watching the ball drop – everyone has at least one family tradition that immediately comes to mind when thinking about ringing in the new year.  For many people, the holiday season is the most nostalgic time of the year. According to Krystine Batcho, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Le Moyne College, nostalgia often creates a sense of belonging during the holidays, which is very important for human beings.
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3 Ways to Give Back with Your Kids this Holiday Season
'Tis the season of giving, and who better to share the joys of giving with than your kids? One way to spread the holiday spirit is by giving back in your local community. Luckily for those who live in the Charlotte area, there are so many opportunities to do just that.
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