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Alienation of Affection–The Basics

October 16th, 2013 by Laura Parker

North Carolina is one of the few states where a jilted spouse can sue a third party for actions against the marriage.  Last week we discussed “criminal conversation” – today we’ll talk about “alienation of affection. “Alienation of Affection” is a civil action where you can sue your spouse’s boyfriend […]

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Can she record me?

October 14th, 2013 by Katherine Frye

It is not uncommon in the domestic world to have clients come into our offices with “the smoking gun” to his or her case. I have had clients bring in emails or recordings that they assert will break the case open. Prior to looking at an email or listening to […]

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North Carolina is one of the few states where a jilted spouse can sue a third party for actions against the marriage.  These torts are called “criminal conversation” and “alienation of affection”.  Today we’ll discuss criminal conversation.   Criminal conversation is a civil lawsuit where the jilted spouse can sue […]

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Child Support Modification – When is it Time?

September 30th, 2013 by Laura Parker

            At Frye Law Offices, we often have clients ask us how they can change an existing child support order to a higher or lower amount.   Although a child support order is an order of the court, it can be modified under certain circumstances.   The party who wants the modification […]

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Changes, changes . . .

September 3rd, 2013 by Katherine Frye

With the official close of summer, change is in the air. Children are returning to school, and people are making their plans for the last four months of the year. Frye Law Offices is changing as well. Over the last month, many of our wonderful clients have noticed the absence […]

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What is in the best interest of the child?

July 16th, 2013 by Laura Parker

How do the courts determine child custody?  The North Carolina standard is codified in N.C. Gen. Stat. § 50-13.2(a) which states: “An order for custody of a minor child entered pursuant to this section shall award the custody of such child to such person, agency, organization or institution as will […]

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Legal Custody in North Carolina

July 14th, 2013 by Laura Parker

In my last post, we discussed the concept of “physical custody” – where the court determines who the child lives with on a day to day basis.  Physical custody is separate from legal custody – a parent’s right to make large, long-term decisions on behalf of their child. The term […]

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Physical Custody in North Carolina

July 11th, 2013 by Laura Parker

In 1954, Justice R. Hunt Parker of the North Carolina Supreme Court stated that “one of the gravest responsibilities that can be placed upon a court – and one of the most heart searching – is to determine the proper custodian of a child. Courts should ever bear in mind […]

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NC’s Custody Mediation Program and How to Prepare

July 10th, 2013 by Katherine Frye

Every county in NC requires parents to attend custody mediation to attempt to resolve any disputes related to their children. Mediation is required for new complaints, motions to modify current custody, or issues related to violations of the terms of a current order. The goal is to allow parents a […]

Recent comment from custody client . . .

July 9th, 2013 by Katherine Frye

A client recently sent our firm the following note,” I wanted to thank you and your staff for all the help in this stressful situation in my life. I really appreciate your honesty and willingness to suggest options to lower my legal fees. I will gladly recommend you to anyone […]

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Raleigh NC Divorce: Beginning The Court Process

Frye Law Offices can help you with the various ways that family disputes can be resolved. Our firm will give you knowledge, personal attention, and experience at a time when you need it most.

Difficult times are in front of you.
  • Did your spouse just asked you to move out?
  • Maybe your child’s parent just asked you to change the custody schedule?
  • Or your spouse just presented you with a separation agreement?

If you are facing any of these types of situations, you need someone who can help you.

That help may come in different forms . . .

  • Do you need someone to offer information and suggest possible ways to resolve the issues?
  • We can represent you in court to make sure that your interests are protected.
  • We will assist you in resolving the issues in a manner that will help minimize the conflict and cost

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Frye Law Offices, PA is the private practice of Katherine A. Frye, a Board Certified Family Law Specialist. Since 2001, Katherine's practice has focused on all areas of family law, including separation, divorce, child custody and visitation, child support, postseparation support, alimony, and property distribution. We can provide you with an estimate cost and timeline to resolve the issues in your situation.