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Tré Morgan believes the more informed his clients are, the better equipped they’ll be to make decisions in their own best interest. For years, Tré has written frequently about the issues he encounters, providing his own interpretations or explanations when appropriate. If it concerns divorce, chances are Tré has written about it here. Read through for topics that feel relevant, then follow up by contacting us.

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Raiding your Retirement in Divorce

Raiding your Retirement in Divorce

In my last post, I set out 10 basic facts about retirement accounts in divorce in North Carolina. One of those tips mentioned the taxes and penalties that are incurred upon an early withdrawal of retirement funds. This article from Kiplingers...

Your 401k and Divorce: 10 Facts

Your 401k and Divorce: 10 Facts

One item that people frequently worry about most when they find out they are getting divorced is their 401k. The prospect of sharing their retirement savings, whether in a 401k, IRA, pension, or other retirement accounts can cause a lot of anxiety. I have always found...

The Thoughtful Divorce

One of the core tenets of my practice is that people need to be very thoughtful and very intentional about how they are going to go through the divorce process.  If they don't want a big nasty fight, then they need to take the steps necessary to avoid a big nasty...

Value for Your Attorney Fees: Avoiding Future Disputes

The cost of divorce is top of mind for almost every client that I serve.  In my experience the amount of income and net worth have very little impact on how much someone worries about this issue.   The reality is that many divorces involve complex emotional,...

Health Insurance in Divorce: Legal Separation v. Legally Separated

One of the biggest financial hits that can come with divorce is the cost of health insurance for an unemployed spouse. Typically, the unemployed or part-time employed spouse is covered under the health insurance plan offered by the other spouse's job. In my practice,...

Don’t Let Old Dynamics Cost You Time and Money in Divorce Settlements

My last post talked about one of the highly valuable services that I, or any skilled and experienced collaborative attorney, provide to a client; namely, helping them understand the conceptual agreements they reach at the kitchen table.I want to cover another of the...

We know what we want to do. Why do we need lawyers?

Some couples can have productive conversations at the kitchen table and agree on how they want to handle the financial and co-parenting issues of their separation and divorce. And I am all for couples having these conversations as long as they are productive. I...

Legal Separation Defined (Or Not?)

One of the most common points of confusion in my first conversations with clients is helping them understand what constitutes a legal separation in North Carolina.   The legal definition of what it means to be "separated" is different from state to state.  So it is...