This Note addresses the rationale of the North Carolina Court of Appeals in Kuder, as well as alternative remedies relied on by other courts which could help avoid the unjust effects of the Kuder decision. In addition, this Note analyzes how other jurisdictions have handled similar cases and if those methods would be applicable and proper in North Carolina. Finally, this Note suggests how attorneys and supporting spouses can avoid the consequences that will follow as a result of the Kuder decision.
W. Greg Merritt, The Diploma Dilemma: An Inequitable Result under North Carolina's Equitable Distribution Statute - Kuder v. Schroeder, 17 Campbell L. Rev. 361 (1995).