The other person will jot except the divorce papers. What do I do?
Just have the Plaintiff serve the Defendant by someone who knows what they are doing - namely the local county Sheriff's department where the Defendant resides. A Sheriff's deputy won't care if the Defendant want's to accept service or not. If the Defendant resides in NC - its just $30. Out of state they'll have to call and find out the cost.See question
Helping a friend.
You need a properly drafted complaint for divorce, appropriate copies of a civil summons, a domestic action cover sheet and what ever unique document(s) may be required by your specific district. You also need $225 (more if resuming a maiden name) for the filing fee. If the divorce is uncontested, you would be better of f to have an attorney do everything for you. There are several firms in NC that can handle an uncontested divorce online for a total flat rate fee around $395 - once all is said and done, this is often less expensive than attempting to do it yourself. And you don't have to worry about screwing something up like about 50% of pro se's do.See question
My husband assaulted me. He chocked me. Slapped my hand until it blused. I have a scratch my head I bit my tongue and bussed my lip from him chocking me. He punched a hole in the bedroom door and he scattered the bedroom window. He has no job BC h...
You have to wait the one year separation period, the domestic violence will not speed things up. You can have a Separation Agreement prepared, however he likely will not sign it, so it could end up being a waste of money for you. Unless the Separation Agreement contains some benefit for him, there would be no incentive for him to sign it under the circumstances you describe.See question
For the last couple of weeks my son has been harassed at school with teacher assistants watching. My son has been choked with his jacket, shoved and pushed around, and threatened by the same kid. All a teacher assistant told him was boys will be b...
This is a sensitive subject so let's start with first things first. You posted this question in a public forum so you ought to be prepared to potentially get answers you may not like or agree with - my answer will likely fall into that category. I assume you were not there - if you were, you likely should have stepped in and done something yourself. If you weren't there - then you do not know what happened. Presenting the situation as if it were fact that you witnessed yourself is likely not a good idea. People who are trained to assess scenarios like this are likely to automatically assume you are embellishing as an over protective parent and you don't want to have your situation reviewed in that light. Assuming the facts are exactly as you say they are - perhaps your child needs to learn to defend himself. Like it or not defending himself is appropriate in certain circumstances. There are physical bullies at almost all stages of life and we have simply not evolved beyond the need to know how to defend one's self as part of being a well rounded individual. Finally, putting in a call may not be enough, you may need to document and photograph the bruising and actually go and make a formal written complaint to the school and/or school board. Maybe even to the point of hiring an attorney. There is potential civil liability and criminal liabilities here. I can say that personally I am not a fan of the current anti-bully attitude. Bullies perform a necessary function - they provide something to over come in building good personal character and provide a standard for distinguishing good behavior from bad. If you are sheltered and protected from bullies your whole life I expect a) one may not be able to defend them-self when it matters (and that could be a life or death situation) and b) one may lack a certain degree of confidence in their overall character. Something to consider at least. Best of luck.See question
My son got a citation for fighting in school. He was defending someone being bullied. We cannot afford an attorney so how does he get a public defender?
If Public Defenders are available in your county, you make a request for one and will then be interviewed to determine if you are eligible.See question
i was 17 when she was 15 and we did stuff. But now im 18
Avvo requires a minimum of 30 some characters to answer a question - these are the remaining unnecessary letters.See question
I just learned about the topics above; I have read your web page concerning alienation of affection and criminal conversion. I would like advice and/or help on both. My spouse is currently in a relationship with another woman since 2010, my daught...
You need a divorce. As to Alienation of Affection etc. step one in that analysis is does the person have assets worth going after. A child just out of middle school likely does not have significant assets but you never know unless you look into it. Odds are it will have to suffice to punch your husband in the wallet a time or three. Consult with a local family law attorney ASAP before you end up wasting any more of your life with this guy. Best of luck.See question
She admitted to the affair. If we agree on the division of property what is the next step?
There are potentially a lot of options. Your best bet is to consult with a local family law attorney who can go over your situation in more detail and lay out the most viable options for you These will range from options that will focus on protecting your assets to options of going after your wife and the other person under certain circumstances and if they have significant assets. In the alternative, you can look into keeping your costs low and avoiding a bitter court fight by entering into a negotiated Separation and Property Settlement Agreement that will resolve everything Best of luck..See question
My husband and I have been living apart since June 2015. We got married in March 2015. He moved to another city in our state but I haven't had any contact with him in a year and he did not sign for the certified letter I sent to his LKA. I don't...
You should ask family and friends where he is. If you can not locate a good address, you may need to do a legal publication. You will likely need an attorney to do this.See question
Me and my wife to work together for less than a year
You go to the Civil District Court Clerk's Office and ask to be interviewed to see if you are eligible to have Court cost waived due to indigence. That will save you at least $225 but then you gotta figure out how to do your own divorce (something which over half of the people who represent themselves screw up). Indigent or not, if the divorce is uncontested, you'd likely be better off hiring an attorney to do everything for you. There are several firms that can handle a standard uncontested divorce for a total of around $395. Best of luck!See question