**GUEST BLOG ALERT** Couples Therapy: What to Expect

**GUEST BLOG ALERT** Couples Therapy:  What to Expect

Today’s guest blog post comes to us from Susan Orenstein, Ph.D. of Orenstein Solutions in Cary, North Carolina. Dr. Orenstein is a licensed psychologist and couples therapist who will be discussing PACT (the PsychoBiological Approach to Couples Therapy) today. Orenstein Solutions has been providing counseling solutions for families in the Triangle since 2005.

What is Marital Misconduct?

What is Marital Misconduct?

I previously touched on marital misconduct in my post-separation support and alimony blog here.  The only type of marital misconduct I mentioned though was adultery.  There are, in fact, eight more types of marital misconduct which I go into greater detail below.

Join us on Wednesday for a Business Startup Social

Join us on Wednesday for a Business Startup Social

We will be reconnecting after summer break to network and talk about business.  So, if you are a small business owner or thinking about starting your own business come out to Growler USA this Wednesday.

Join us on Wednesday for a Drone Meetup Social!

Join us on Wednesday for a Drone Meetup Social!

We’re hosting a Drone Meetup on Wednesday, August 15th at 6pm at Compass Rose Brewery in Raleigh! Come hang out, meet fellow pilots and enthusiasts, and learn more about the Drone Industry in this area!

**GUEST BLOG ALERT** Tax Law Changes to Alimony in 2018

**GUEST BLOG ALERT** Tax Law Changes to Alimony in 2018

Our guest blogger today is Courtney Barbee from The Bookkeeper in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Courtney was gracious enough to provide us with a better understanding of what impact on Alimony the tax changes starting in 2018 will have.  The Bookkeeper is a family-owned local business that specializes on accounting solutions.  

Legislation UPDATE: Landlord/Tenant Law-Landlord's Out of Pocket Expenses

Legislation UPDATE:  Landlord/Tenant Law-Landlord's Out of Pocket Expenses

Every year around this time North Carolina elected representatives get together and pass session laws.  Some are amendments to existing laws, while others are revocations of laws, or implementations of new laws.  The session law about which I am speaking today is SL 2018-50 (SB 224) and it pertains to the legal ability of a landlord to charge certain fees pertaining to the curing of a contract default by a tenant.  In layman's terms, SL 2018-50 lays out what fees a landlord can legally seek against a tenant, especially those tenant's that have cured their breach of the lease (ex. paid all back rent and fees prior to a judge entering a judgment against them). 

Professional Licensing

Professional Licensing

Like it or not, if you work as a professional in North Carolina, you may be required to be properly licensed in order to practice your chosen profession.  With that license comes responsibilities and laws that must be obeyed in order for you to keep your license.  If a law is broken, the licensing board of your chosen profession will conduct an investigation and issue you a notification that you are believed to be in violation of a law concerning your license.  Does that mean you have no voice?  Of course not.

Family Law Questions and Answers

Family Law Questions and Answers

Interactions with clients that have family law issues produce issues and questions that frequently arise.  In this installment of our family law blog, we are going to discuss some of the more common questions that I have received over the years regarding family law.  Questions asked by multiple people, independent of each other, are asked for a reason.  That reason is that there is a lot of misinformation out there.  Let's clear some things up.