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Divorce can be emotional. Dividing up the assets that you and your spouse acquired during the marriage can make the process even more difficult. In addition, your spouse is asking for a portion of your inheritance. Undoubtedly, you will want to know if this is possible under North Carolina law. Like so many legal questions,…

What is the Marital Gift Exception When Going Through a Divorce (For Purposes of Equitable Distribution)? Going through a divorce can be a difficult and emotional process, especially when it comes time to divide the property that was acquired throughout the marriage. Understandably, many clients want to know how the property will be distributed during…

Domestic violence is a concept used to refer to “the violence exerted in the field of family coexistence or assimilated, by one of the members against another, against some of the others or against all of them”.  It includes all acts that are violent, from the use of physical force, to harassment, harassment, or intimidation, which…

Domestic violence is a crime. It’s a crime that not only impacts the victim, but can have a lasting effect on loved ones, family members, friends and colleagues as well. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention define domestic violence as a “serious, preventable public health problem that affects millions of Americans.” It’s a crime…

In the United States, forty to fifty percent of marriages will ultimately end in divorce. Sadly, once you have made the difficult decision to end the marriage, the task of dividing up the assets you once shared, can make this difficult time even more trying. An attorney can help you navigate the sometimes-confusing laws and…

Over the course of a marriage, a couple, both individually and together, acquires property.  In legal terms, “property” essentially means anything of value. The following are some common examples of property: family home automobiles investments (bonds, dividends, stocks) retirement accounts collections furnishings jewelry investment and bank accounts business interests In North Carolina, when a couple…

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Attorney Mark Jetton talks with WCCB about Spencer Merriweather, the new DA for Mecklenburg County. As Charlotte defense attorney Mark Jetton states, “He’s supervised teams, he’s been on the drug team, he’s been on the habitual felony team, he’s been on homicide teams.” Jetton says Merriweather can leverage his experience while still bringing a fresh perspective. “He knows all the…

Attorney Mark Jetton has recently become a member of The National Trial Lawyers: Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association Top 25. About The National Trial Lawyers The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who exemplify superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers. This…

Attorney Mark Jetton talks with Fox 46 reporters to discuss the June 2017 decision to require body cameras on police officers below the rank of deputy-chief both when on-duty, as well as during secondary employment. CMPD Introduces Body Cams In 2015, Now Expanding The announcement to require body cams came after CMPD started field testing…

Attorney Mark Jetton was recently interviewed by NBC Charlotte affiliate WCNC about the tough enforcement of DWI laws across North and South Carolina, with North Carolina coming in 15th worst and South Carolina coming in 5th for DWI’s across the nation. As WCNC reporters analyze the numbers, Mark Jetton shares his experiences with DWI defendants…