Same-sex couples all over North Carolina are rushing to their local Register of Deeds, filling out licenses, paying the fee and getting married.  It’s a thrilling time for these couples, and an uncertain time for the law. After the Western District of North Carolina issued its Memorandum of Decision and Order in complaint filing fee […]

QDRO during Divorce Raleigh, NC

A Qualified Domestic Relations Order (or QDRO) is an order that establishes how a qualified retirement or pension plan will be divided during a divorce. “Qualified” plans are also called ERISA plans.  They are 401k retirement accounts (usually).  In essence, the ex-spouse becomes a co-beneficiary of the retirement plan and he/she will be responsible for […]