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Divorce when you own a business together

2017-06-05T11:42:37+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Spouses in Business Together, Springfield Collaborative Divorce News|

Forbes Magazine recently published an article about a couple who went through a bitter divorce 25 years ago that split the family and split the family business. The wife got the company trade name and two stores. Husband got two stores and became his former wife’s fiercest competitor. They didn’t speak to each other. The [...]

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Family Business Partnership Problems and Solutions

2017-01-17T10:47:33+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Spouses in Business Together, Springfield Collaborative Divorce News|

Running a business can be stressful. If your business partner is your spouse, it can get even more challenging. A husband and wife team, Dave and Kathy, ran an event planning company I worked for soon after graduating from college. I always admired them for not only running their business well, but for maintaining a [...]

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Parenting During Separation & Divorce

2016-12-06T10:21:14+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Divorce in North Carolina, Parenting and Co-Parenting, Springfield Collaborative Divorce News|

Guest Blog by Michelle Topal, MSW, LCSW The Impact on Children Separation and divorce is a difficult, painful process for everyone involved. It usually precipitates significant change and loss, and triggers in most people deep feelings of failure, lack of control, rejection and abandonment. Many things have been written about the impact the change to the [...]

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Second Marriages and the Need for a Prenuptial Agreement (Prenup) in North Carolina

2016-11-16T18:19:03+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Springfield Collaborative Divorce News|

Thanks to increased longevity and better health, more seniors are able to enjoy second marriages. Despite this trend, the North Carolina legislature recently changed the law so that the right a spouse has to choose to take a portion of their deceased spouse’s estate instead of what they would receive under a will no longer [...]

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Collaborative Law Works Well for Prenups

2016-11-16T18:19:03+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Springfield Collaborative Divorce News|

An attorney friend of ours was recently engaged to be married. She’s had a thriving law practice for years, and she thought it would be prudent to have a prenuptial agreement to protect her law firm just in case there was ever marital discord in the future. Her husband-to-be had no problem with her keeping [...]

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Collaborative Divorce—What is it?

2016-11-16T18:19:03+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Springfield Collaborative Divorce News|

You’ve heard of collaborative divorce. It sounds like it has significant benefits. But you’re not quite sure what “collaborative divorce" is. What makes it different from a “typical” divorce? In simplest terms, a collaborative divorce means your attorneys, and any other professionals involved in the process, are going to collaborate to help you minimize the [...]

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Six Things to Consider When Deciding Whether to Divorce

2016-11-16T18:19:03+00:00 October 14th, 2016|Springfield Collaborative Divorce News|

Guest blog by Cora Hietpas, LMFT   The dreaded “D” word. Many couples that come to see me have threatened, considered, or seriously discussed getting a divorce with their spouse. This makes perfect sense since the divorce rate continues to hover around 40-50%. I've witnessed divorces that are devastating, time consuming, and downright messy. On the [...]

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Springfield Collaborative Divorce Makes Local and National Headlines

2016-03-16T13:21:57+00:00 June 3rd, 2014|Springfield Collaborative Divorce News|

As experts and thought-leaders in the collaborative divorce sector, attorneys Mark Springfield and Kerry Burleigh's firm, Springfield Collaborative Divorce, earned local and national headlines for their educational seminar for Stephen Ministries held in Raleigh, NC. News and Observer and other local publications covered the event, which also captured the attention of the Boston Globe, Miami [...]

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