Domestic Violence Protective Orders

A Domestic Violence Protective Order (DVPO) is often referred to as a “50-B” order in North Carolina which is because it is listed in the North Carolina General Statutes in Chapter 50-B. Basically this statute allows for a person who commits an act of domestic violence to be evicted from their residence with the other spouse being given possession of the residence. It will also order the person to commit no further acts of domestic violence pending a hearing on the matter, may provide for custody of children, child support, spousal support and possession of various items of marital property  →

“I want to be Legally Separated”

“I Want To Be Legally Separated” I am frequently asked how someone can become legally separated in North Carolina. Spouses are considered to be separated in NC when they begin to live separate and apart. Generally, this means that the spouses live at separate addresses. Many of you may have seen the old movie called “The War of the Roses” starring Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas. In that movie, neither spouse wishes to leave the marital residence so they live in the same house but consider themselves to be separated. Ultimately, that arrangement doesn’t work out too well for the  →

I’ve been arrested!

Being charged with or arrested for a crime is one of the most traumatic experiences a person can face. Whether it’s for Driving While Impaired or some other offense, if you are arrested, you will handcuffed. You will be taken to the police station. You will be put under some kind of a bond before being released from custody. You will wish it had never happened. One of the most important things you can do in this situation is to hire a lawyer. Some people think they do not need an attorney if they are innocent. In reality, the exact  →

Do You Know Who Will Claim Your Children As Dependents On Taxes This Year?

It’s tax time! Do you know who will be claiming the children as dependents? Right after Christmas and Hanukkah, the thoughts of parents who are experiencing custody issues turn from holiday visitation and schedules to tax matters. Which parent gets to claim the children as dependents and thereby reap the benefits of a tax deduction and tax credits? I always advise clients to seek the advice of a tax accountant in matters regarding the filing of tax returns and nothing in this article should be considered or is intended to be legal or tax advice. Every separation and divorce is  →

Coan and Farris, PC

DeAnne Coand & Richard Farris "Coan and Farris, PC was established in 1992 to provide quality legal services to individuals and families in the Union and Mecklenburg County areas of North Carolina. At Coan and Farris, PC, we strive to address the needs of your family courteously and sensitively."  →

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Coan and Farris, PC is conveniently located just off Independence Boulevard in Matthews, NC. We’re just 15 minutes from downtown Charlotte. Only 25 minutes from Monroe NC with easy access from all surrounding areas from I-485 and Hwy 74 East. When you visit Coan and Farris, you avoid the stress of downtown traffic and parking. Click Here for our location on Google Maps.  →

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