1. Violation of Court Orders

    Violation of a court order is serious business. This is especially true in family law matters involving child custody, child support, and alimony because violating parties can be sent to jail. When one party violates a court order, the other party can file a Motion for Order to Show Cause asking a judge to force the violating party to appear...
  2. The Cooperative Divorce

    We’ve all heard – and feared – the horror stories surrounding the contentious divorce. It is an unfortunate fact that lawyers are blamed on much of the contention existing among spouses embroiled in divorce. In a perfect world, this would never be the case. The reality is that divorce does...
  3. What Unified Family Courts Mean to North Carolina

    In North Carolina, more than two million cases are filed each year. According to the 2010-2011 annual report, the court system has nearly 6,500 employees, and requires an annual budget of more than $450 million. Obviously, court efficiency is of great concern to any state. Not only does Unified Family...
  4. What Unified Family Court Means to Your Family

    Unified Family Court judges do not rotate or combine their caseloads with other types of civil and criminal cases. They only hear family cases. Because family court judicial appointments are static and not rotating in nature, your family will benefit from having the same judge attend all matters in your...
  5. North Carolina’s Unified Family Court

    North Carolina Unified Family Court is a therapeutic court with judges who specialize in the specific and significant issues involving families and juveniles. Unified Family Courts recognize the special stressors inherent to unique family situations result in enhanced complexity of family law cases causing them to crowd our district court...

Call the Law Office of John P. Fernandez if you have questions or need legal representation in a family law matter. John Fernandez is licensed to practice law in North Carolina. The laws of North Carolina may differ from other states and no information contained herein should be considered legal advice.

About John Fernandez

John P. Fernandez | Child Custody and Divorce Lawyer | Raleigh, NCAttorney John Fernandez works with North Carolina individuals and families who need advice or representation in estate planning and administration matters. John provides an in-depth analysis of each client’s needs and works toward reducing estate taxes, avoiding probate and ensuring that health care decisions are handled appropriately. John helps individuals with modest and large estates achieve their goals.


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