Monthly Archives: October 2016

Triangle Divorce Lawyers Named a 2016 Law Firm 500 Honoree

 

We are pleased to announce that our law firm has been named a 2016 Law Firm 500 Honoree. Earlier this year we were nominated for our growth, operational excellence and commitment to client service. It is an honor to be included as one of the top one-hundred fastest growing law firms in America.

At this time, we would like to use this opportunity to thank our loyal clients and partners who have supported us as we have grown. “We strive to maintain an intimate yet professional environment that offers exceptional legal services. Our firm is a boutique practice without the big price tag.”

“At Triangle Divorce Lawyers, we are committed to helping you through your divorce or family law matter confidently and with as little disruption as possible. We focus our practice entirely on legal issues affecting families, such as divorce, legal separation, child custody agreements, child support, alimony and more. Our years of experience allow us to provide effective strategies that can help you move forward into the life you want and deserve. We will be with you every step of the way, whether your issue is simple or complex and whether it requires litigation or can be handled through settlement or an alternative method of dispute resolution.”

As we continue to grow we encourage you to follow our progress, and stay in touch!

You can view the full list of Law Firm 500 Honoree firms here: https://lawfirm500.com/award-honorees/

 

Jolie-Pitt custody agreement extended

 

North Carolina fans of actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt may be following their divorce and dispute over child custody. On Sept. 14, there was allegedly an altercation on a private jet involving Pitt. Less than a week later, Jolie filed for divorce. Pitt has denied that such an incident took place. In the meantime, Jolie has sole custody physical of the couple’s six children. Pitt is permitted to have monitored visits and has agreed to periodic drug and alcohol testing.

Local law enforcement notified the FBI of the alleged incident, and it is also under investigation by the Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services. Investigators interviewed Jolie and other family members at her rented home on Oct. 18.

The DCFS has extended the existing custody agreement for several more weeks as the investigation continues. There are a number of reasons that the extension may have occurred. For example, the agency may have a concern that it believes might stabilize within the family given a little more time.

Negotiating child custody may be one of the most difficult aspects of a divorce for many people. Parents may have legitimate concerns over issues such as abuse. On the other hand, a parent may try to manipulate the situation so that the other parent’s access to the child is limited. A judge will attempt to make a decision based on the best interests of the child, but parents may want to consider negotiating an agreement between themselves. However, a parent who has serious concerns about the fitness of the other parent to care for their children may want to discuss the matter with an attorney.

Source: Buzzfeed, “Child Custody Agreement Between Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt Is Extended,” Claudia Rosenbaum, Oct. 25, 2016

Property division and the Pitt-Jolie divorce

 

North Carolina residents who are following the divorce of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have likely heard that Jolie is asking for full physical custody of their children. Pitt may end up paying child support if she does get sole custody, but if he fights for joint custody and the children live with each of them half the time, then neither will owe child support to the other. The two have been together since 2004 and married since 2014, and they have six children.

In California, where Jolie has filed for divorce, marital property is supposed to be split equally. However, many people believe that the two have a prenuptial agreement. Since 2004, they have earned $555 million between the two of them. Since they married, Pitt has earned about $76.5 million and Jolie has earned around $41 million.

The two also purchased homes in New Orleans and France before they got married. These will not be considered marital property and may need to be dealt with separately.

Although North Carolina is not a community property state, property division is still a major element of divorce, and there are several ways that a couple can go about it. For example, a couple does not automatically have to turn to litigation and have a judge decide how the property is divided. They can work with their lawyers to negotiate an agreement that they are both happy with. This may involve splitting all of the shared property 50/50, one of them buying out the other, or one taking certain assets, such as real estate, while the other takes certain accounts or other investments. The couple may be happier with this more flexible approach.