Raleigh Divorce Blog

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    Congratulations to Our New Certified Child Welfare Law Specialists
    Posted on May 25, 2016
    We are proud to announce that our partners Sydney Batch and Shannon Poore both passed the National Association of Counsel for Children’s (NACC) Child Welfare Law Examination and are now Certified Child Welfare Law Specialists. Sydney and Shannon are now part of the select few attorneys in North Carolina recognized by the NACC that are able to hold themselves out as Continue Reading...
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    Divorce Myths Debunked: Myths Potential Clients Need Not Worry About
    Posted on February 9, 2016
    With the volume of prospective clients attorneys meet with each year, similar concerns emerge between clients. While many client concerns are valid and need to be addressed, some common concerns are not worth your “worry” time. Going through a divorce is stressful. In an effort to minimize stress and to allow you to reallocate your “worry” time to something more Continue Reading...
  • Save Time and Money When Going Through Your Divorce
    Posted on January 18, 2016
    The “costs” of divorce deter many people from leaving their marriages, even if it is the right decision. While there is no simple answer to minimizing the emotional costs, knowing what to expect can save you time and money. Unfortunately, many of the same issues that cause marriages to fail also contribute to difficulties in coming to reasonable agreements during Continue Reading...
  • Divorce and Custody: Ways to Handle Holiday Visitation
    Posted on December 28, 2015
    After getting divorced, custody can be a central issue of contention, especially around the holidays. Christmas and Thanksgiving are generally the most difficult holidays to plan for as both parents usually want visitation at the same times. With planning and compromise, parents can work together to provide a consistent schedule for their children that allows equal time with both parents. Continue Reading...
  • How Do I File For a Domestic Violence Restraining Order in Wake County
    Posted on December 10, 2015
    If you’re a victim of domestic violence seeking a restraining order, the process can be long, tedious and intimidating. While Wake County provides instructions on how to complete this process, those who aren’t familiar with finding and filling out forms on the NC Courts Website might find the process confusing. Although you can get the required documents by heading over Continue Reading...
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    Have You Been Affected by the Ashley Madison Leak in North Carolina
    Posted on August 20, 2015
    If you've been affected by the Ashley Madison leak in North Carolina, we can help minimize the fallout. Contact the attorneys at Batch, Poore, & Williams, PC for a confidential consultation today....
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    Legal Info for Same-Sex Couples
    Posted on July 14, 2015
      The Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Obergefell v. Hodges on June 26, 2015 legalized same-sex marriage. It is a welcome decision for many Americans. We at Batch, Poore and Williams, PC extend our deepest congratulations to same-sex couples everywhere and celebrate this monumental moment with you. While North Carolina has recognized same-sex marriage since October 2014, many people may Continue Reading...
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    Things to Expect When Going Through a Divorce
    Posted on March 6, 2015
    Common themes and issues typically arise when parties decide to separate.  It’s important for clients to be aware of these themes to avoid stepping into divorce “potholes” that can complicate your experience, causing unnecessary financial, emotional, and mental health consequences. Many people going through a divorce or so afraid of the unknown they try to convince themselves that it’s better Continue Reading...
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    Same Sex Couples: Three Areas of Family Law Affected by Recent Law Changes
    Posted on October 31, 2014
    Congratulations!  We are thrilled North Carolina has finally recognized your civil rights and allowed you to marry the one you love.  By allowing same-sex couples to marry, the recent court decisions have made a huge impact on North Carolina citizens.  But the ability to marry isn’t the only thing that has been affected.   It will take some time to Continue Reading...
    BP&W Welcomes Bonnie Ansley
    Posted on October 20, 2014
    Bonnie Ansley is a licensed attorney in the State of North Carolina and an associate at Batch, Poore, & Williams, PC. Bonnie currently focuses in the areas of family law, domestic violence and civil litigation. She graduated in the top of her class at North Carolina Central University School of Law. Before becoming an attorney, Bonnie worked as a domestic Continue Reading...
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    All About U Visas
    Posted on April 25, 2013
    U visas are set aside for victims of crimes who have suffered mental or physical abuse and as a result are willing to assist law enforcement and government officials in the investigation of the criminal activity. There are a wide variety of other crimes that trigger U visa eligibility....
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    Immigration Options for Domestic Violence Victims
    Posted on April 25, 2013
    If you have been the victim of domestic violence there are several ways in which you may be eligible for a visa or green card that may allow you to stay in the United States....
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    BPW is Relocating to Better Serve Our Clients
    Posted on April 22, 2013
    Effective April 29, 2013, BPW will be at our new location!  We have outgrown our current space in downtown Raleigh and as a result we've been limited in our availability times for consultations, parking spaces, as well as on site amenities for visiting clients. ...
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    Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Driver’s License Eligibility:
    Posted on February 19, 2013
    The North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles will begin issuing North Carolina licenses for individuals who have qualified for deferred action status under the Dreamer’s Act which took effect June 25, 2012. Under the act, individuals can qualify for deferred action status if the following criteria are met:...
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    Domestic Violence, Immigration, and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
    Posted on January 23, 2013
    Did you know if you are married or have been married to an abusive U.S. citizen (USC) or Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) spouse you may be eligible to file for immigration status for yourself and your children? Self-Petitions under the Violence Against Women Act allow victims of abuse to file for status without the assistance of their abusive spouse....
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    Recent Amendment to Immigration Waiver Process
    Posted on January 4, 2013
    Information on the amendment to the immigration waiver process, effective March 3, 2013, allowing U.S citizen family members will to petition for a waiver of the unlawful entry bar prior to the applicant having to leave the country to attend their immigration interview in their home countries....
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    BP&W Welcomes Sarah Privette
    Posted on January 2, 2013
    Sarah Privette joined Batch, Poore, and Williams, PC on January 2nd, 2013. Sarah's practice areas are focused in immigration, family, criminal and domestic violence law....
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    Preparing to File Your Raleigh Divorce Claim
    Posted on September 21, 2012
    Initial disclosure timelines in Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, require clients to begin gathering documents relating to income, debts, and expenses contemporaneously with filing their claim for alimony, child support, or equitable distribution. What documents should you start gathering?...
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    Save Money with a Separation Agreement
    Posted on July 14, 2011
    Our Divorce and Child Custody attorneys represent clients throughout the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill Area. We've helped many clients through the difficulty of divorce. Let us help you....
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    Absolute Divorce and Preserving Your Rights
    Posted on January 14, 2011
    Without taking the necessary steps, you can lose your rights to file for equitable distribution and alimony during an absolute divorce. Once an action for absolute divorce is filed against you, it is essential that you act without delay in preserving your rights. Read on to find out more....