Protect your valuables: Protect keepsakes in waterproof containers and/or take the items with you if you evacuate. Also, make sure important documents, such as an insurance policy or mortgage papers, are stored in a safe deposit or fire safe box. Make a backup set of... read more
In many ways, when you say “I do,” you are embarking on a business venture with your new spouse. While a business can be set up to ensure each person involved gets out of the business what he or she puts into it, the same is not always true of marriage. In the unfortunate event that your marriage comes to an end, in North Carolina, there is a strong presumption that each spouse will walk away with half of the marital property – both assets and debts.