5 Part Series-What Should I Know When Separating-Part 4 (Gathering Financial Information)

5 Part Series-What Should I Know When Separating-Part 4 (Gathering Financial Information)

Whether you are anticipating a possible equitable distribution, post-separation support, or alimony action once your separation has commenced, you will need to make sure you have your financial information readily available.  Reason being is that this information is going to be required to be produced by a North Carolina court.  Even if you intend to resolve all issues through a separation agreement, any competent attorney that is representing you and/or your spouse is going to require that both parties exchange financial information.  

5 Part Series-What Should I Know When Separating-Part 3 (Child Custody)

5 Part Series-What Should I Know When Separating-Part 3 (Child Custody)

The information contained herein is going to be most useful prior to the start of the separation process.  Make sure you spend time with your child.  This seems obvious, and a no brainer even when you are not looking at the probability of separating from your spouse, but sometimes people are overworked and do not spend the amount of time necessary to positively affect their child’s life.  Keep in mind that your kid is going to be going through this separation as well and it’s going to be tough on them.  Make it as easy for him/her as you can and start by getting familiar with these guidelines.

*** GUEST BLOG ALERT *** Creating a Website? Avoid These Common Mistakes

*** GUEST BLOG ALERT *** Creating a Website?  Avoid These Common Mistakes

Website templates have become mainstream over the last few years, completely altering the web design landscape. While it may seem easier than ever to create a site for your business, many important aspects are often overlooked. During the course of Danny Shaw’s career, he has experienced both successful site launches and blatant blunders, each following similar patterns. In this Guest Blog, Danny pools together five of the most common business mistakes professionals make when launching their first site.

5 Part Series-What Should I Know When Separating-Part 2 (Splitting Possessions)

5 Part Series-What Should I Know When Separating-Part 2 (Splitting Possessions)

When parties are separating there are going to be questions as to who takes what and who is entitled to what.  One of the first things that parties should ask is who is entitled to what money in the bank accounts?  That depends on whether or not the money is marital property.

RSVP for our Drone Business Roundtable!

RSVP for our Drone Business Roundtable!

Interested in starting a drone business? Interested in working for or leaning more about already established drone business? If so, this Meetup is for you! Join us on April 19th for a Drone Business Roundtable. We have owners/ leaders of several local drone businesses to talk about their respective businesses, the challenges facing the drone industry, and their visions of the future. Bring questions, intrigue, and any other piece of knowledge you may wish to know or share!

5 Part Series-What Should I Know When Going Through a Separation? (Part 1 Financial Support)

5 Part Series-What Should I Know When Going Through a Separation? (Part 1 Financial Support)

Welcome to my five (5) part series titled "What Should I Know When Going Through a Separation?"  Today, I am discussing financial support.  This means financially supporting not only your children, but also your spouse.  That is, if your spouse does not have the resources to adequately meet his/her needs and you have the means to support him/her.  Probably not what you want to read, but you can save time and money in the future by making sure you do this correctly.

*** Guest Blog Alert! *** When to Hire HR, and 3 Simple Steps to Take in the Meantime!

*** Guest Blog Alert! *** When to Hire HR, and 3 Simple Steps to Take in the Meantime!

***Guest Blog!***

The question of when to hire HR will vary amongst companies, industries, and business leaders. One answer that will never change, though, is that indeed you DO need someone dedicated to HR and the sooner the better. If you have employees, you need HR (even if it’s just fractional); in today’s highly regulated, highly visible climate, there’s nothing but risk if you’re not paying attention to the basics, at very least. What I would recommend to any business leader, though, is to consider your bigger vision. What do you dream for your company in 5 years? 3 years? 6 months? Whatever it is, utilize your HR support to get there.

Christin Johnson is the founder and leader of iStartupHR, LLC, an HR consulting firm located in Raleigh, North Carolina.  For more information about Christin and/or iStartupHR, check out her website: istartuphr.com 

Meet the NCDOT at Thursday's Drone Meetup!

Meet the NCDOT at Thursday's Drone Meetup!

If drones and UAVs excite you like they do me, you definitely do not want to miss our Drone Meetup on Thursday, March 29th!  Not only will various representatives from the NCDOT be present to talk about their use of UAVs in the field, but they will also be sharing some of their research and development projects making NC a nationwide leader in drones and UAV development.