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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017 - Nearly 1 year Removed
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017 - Nearly 1 year Removed

In 2017, and effective January 1, 2019, a new tax regime was enacted by Congress which, amongst a variety of changes, permanently eliminated the tax deduction for alimony payments made by supports spouses, either ordered, or otherwise agreed upon, in a divorce on January 1, ...

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    • Adultery is a Bar to Alimony

      In North Carolina, alimony is awarded to the dependent spouse upon a finding that one spouse is a dependent spouse, one spouse is a supporting spouse, ...

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    • Alimony in North Carolina

      The laws of North Carolina provide for two (2) types of support a spouse can seek from the other spouse: post-separation support and alimony. ...

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    • Alimony Is Decided By Many Factors

      In North Carolina and other states, a couple may choose to divorce for any number of reasons. For example, they may want financial independence or the ...

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    • Jetton & Meredith Managing Partner Eric Meredith Recognized as 2019 Attorney & Practice Magazine's Top 10 Family Law Attorney, North Carolina

      Jetton & Meredith, PLLC is pleased to announce that co-founder and family law managing partner, Eric S. Meredith has been named Top 10 Family Law ...

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    • Mark S. Jetton, Jr. Received Attorney and Practice Magazine, North Carolina’s 2018 “Top 10 Personal Injury Law Attorneys” Award

      Mark S. Jetton, Jr. Received Attorney and Practice Magazine, North Carolina’s 2018 (also awarded in 2017) “Top 10 Personal Injury Law Attorneys” ...

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    • Mark S. Jetton, Jr. Named As 2017 AIDUIA “10 Best DUI/DWI Attorneys For Client Satisfaction in NC”

      The American Institute of DUI/DWI Law Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of North Carolina’s Criminal Defense Law Firm, Jetton & ...

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    • North Carolina Car Accident Liability Laws

      If you have suffered an injury after being involved in a car accident , you must explore your options for holding the negligent driver liable for your ...

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    • I Have Been In A Motor Vehicle Accident, What Do I Do Now?

      I have been in a motor vehicle accident, what do I do now? Most people have never been in an accident and are unaware of their options following a ...

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    • Mark Interviewed As Greg Hardy's Charges Are Dropped*

      Mr. Jetton was asked by WCCB news to comment on the domestic violence charges being dropped against NFL Player Greg Hardy. Mr. Jetton explains how the ...

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    • Relocation and your Child

      During the course of a child’s minority, it is not uncommon for one parent to be faced with an opportunity, or need, to relocate from North Carolina. ...

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    • Fathers' Rights In Child Custody Matters

      Some divorced North Carolina fathers may find themselves struggling to maintain ongoing relationships with their children. They often face issues when ...

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    • Custody Disputes And Parental Consistency

      North Carolina residents who are considering divorce can benefit from remaining united when it comes to rules and boundaries for children. Parents who ...

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    • Termination of Child Support

      In North Carolina, parents have a duty to provide support for their children. However, when child support payments are ordered, the non-custodial ...

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    • Modifying Child Support in Separation Agreement

      Children are often a primary concern for those going through a divorce. As a result, some a couples look to enter into a separation agreement. A ...

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    • Agreeing On What Child Support Will Cover

      When North Carolina parents divorce, if their children are younger than 18, one parent might end up paying child support to the other. Usually, the ...

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    • Trespassing in North Carolina

      In North Carolina, the term trespassing carries several different connotations and possible repercussions. North Carolina differentiates between four ...

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    • Common Misunderstandings with DWI Laws in North Carolina

      In North Carolina, one of the most common criminal charges is Driving While Impaired, or DWI. While DWI may be one of the most commonly charged crimes ...

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    • North Carolina Probation Violations

      One of the most common punishments after a criminal conviction in North Carolina is being placed on probation. There are two kinds of probation in ...

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    • Termination of Child Support

      In North Carolina, parents have a duty to provide support for their children. However, when child support payments are ordered, the non-custodial ...

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    • Modifying Child Support in Separation Agreement

      Children are often a primary concern for those going through a divorce. As a result, some a couples look to enter into a separation agreement. A ...

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    • Marital Misconduct Impact on Alimony

      In North Carolina, the law governing alimony is North Carolina General Statute § 50-16.3A. The alimony statute addresses marital misconduct as ...

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    • Assault on a Female in North Carolina

      In North Carolina, assault charges are usually broken down into two groups; felony and misdemeanor assaults. One of the most serious misdemeanor ...

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    • What Makes a Crime Domestic Violence?

      In North Carolina there are certain charges that are by their very nature, crimes of domestic violence. This is most commonly seen in the charge of ...

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    • North Carolina Assault by Strangulation

      In North Carolina there are many different types of assault charges, ranging from misdemeanor simple assault, all the way up to felony assault ...

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    • North Carolina Domestic Violence Protective Order Violation

      One of the most common domestic violence crimes is violation of a Domestic Violence Protective Order (“DVPO”), commonly referred to as a restraining ...

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    • 10 Things You Need to Know About Domestic Violence and the Law

      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 ...

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    • SIX Things You Need to Know About Drug Cases in North Carolina

      North Carolina’s Controlled Substances Act can be found in North Carolina General Statute Chapter 90. There are several different sections outlining ...

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    • North Carolina Considers Law To Expand Schedule 1 Controlled Substances

      Legislators in North Carolina are considering a new law that would increase the penalties associated with certain drug crimes. The law specifically ...

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    • Prescription Drugs And DWI In North Carolina: What You Should Know

      In 2013, a North Carolina mayor was pulled over on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. According to ABC News Channel 12, the man said he had taken ...

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    • Common Misunderstandings with DWI Laws in North Carolina

      In North Carolina, one of the most common criminal charges is Driving While Impaired, or DWI. While DWI may be one of the most commonly charged crimes ...

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    • What You Need to Know About Boating While Impaired (BWI) Laws In North Carolina

      What You Need to Know About Boating While Impaired (BWI) Laws in North Carolina In 2016, North Carolina enacted Sheyenne’s Law in response to an ...

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    • I Refused The Breathalyzer, Can I Still Be Convicted Of DWI?

      Since the police have no numerical reading of your breath can you still be convicted of DWI? We are often asked about the choices one must make when ...

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    • North Carolina Expunctions

      An expunction is a legal action used to remove or erase items from a person’s criminal record. There are several different types of expunctions in ...

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    • How Innocent People Become Wrongfully Incriminated

      A number of people in North Carolina and throughout the U.S. currently sit behind bars, serving a sentence imposed on them by a court of law. ...

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    • Termination of Child Support

      In North Carolina, parents have a duty to provide support for their children. However, when child support payments are ordered, the non-custodial ...

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    • Modifying Child Support in Separation Agreement

      Children are often a primary concern for those going through a divorce. As a result, some a couples look to enter into a separation agreement. A ...

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    • Marital Misconduct Impact on Alimony

      In North Carolina, the law governing alimony is North Carolina General Statute § 50-16.3A. The alimony statute addresses marital misconduct as ...

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    • Attorney Erika N. Angles Receives the 2019 Avvo Clients' Choice Award

      Jetton & Meredith, PLLC is pleased to announce that Family Law Associate Erika N. Angles has been awarded the 2019 Clients’ Choice Award by Avvo . ...

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    • Attorney Mark S. Jetton, Jr. Named Member of the National College for DUI Defense, Inc.

      Jetton & Meredith, PLLC is pleased to announce that co-founder and managing partner, Mark S. Jetton, Jr. has been named a Member to the National ...

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    • Eric Meredith Recognized as a Charlotte Business Journal, "Person on the Move"

      Jetton & Meredith, PLLC is pleased to announce that founder and family law managing partner, Eric S. Meredith has been recognized in the “People on ...

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    • Attorney Mark Jetton Reviews Legal Responsibility in Concord Drunk Driver Case with WBTV News

      Criminal Defense attorney Mark Jetton discusses North Carolina law as it pertains to legal responsibility in drunk driving cases. The WBTV News story ...

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    • The Benefits of Divorce Mediation

      Before going to court to finalize a North Carolina divorce, couples have an opportunity to work out their differences through divorce mediation. A ...

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    • Saving Finances By Making Divorce Easier

      Married couples who decide to divorce are likely making the right decision for themselves, but going through the process can still be very challenging ...

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    • Alternative Divorce Options

      When many North Carolina couples decide that it is time to end their marriage, they may assume that they will have to go through the litigation ...

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    • The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017 - Nearly 1 year Removed

      In 2017, and effective January 1, 2019, a new tax regime was enacted by Congress which, amongst a variety of changes, permanently eliminated the tax ...

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    • Why Are Hemp and CBD Legal, but Marijuana Isn't?

      In November of 2018, hemp products were legalized under North Carolina State and Federal law. Since then, signs advertising “CBD” are hanging ...

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    • Party Host Liability for Alcohol-Related Accidents in North Carolina

      With holiday parties and gatherings on the horizon, there is a heightened risk of being on the road with drunk drivers. If you happen to be injured by ...

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    • North Carolina Car Accident Liability Laws

      If you have suffered an injury after being involved in a car accident , you must explore your options for holding the negligent driver liable for your ...

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    • Attorney Mark S. Jetton, Jr. Named to Attorney & Practice Magazine's 2019 Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney, North Carolina

      Jetton & Meredith, PLLC is pleased to announce that co-founder and criminal defense and personal injury managing partner, Mark S. Jetton, Jr. has been ...

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    • I Have Been In A Motor Vehicle Accident, What Do I Do Now?

      I have been in a motor vehicle accident, what do I do now? Most people have never been in an accident and are unaware of their options following a ...

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    • Preparing For A Same-Sex Couple Contested Divorce

      With same-sex marriage now legal in North Carolina and around the country, it is likely inevitable that some of these couples will see their ...

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    • How The Obergefell Decision Impacts North Carolina Residents

      In June 2015, the Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that same-sex marriage licenses were to be granted in all 50 states citing the equal ...

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    • Vehicle Registration & License Plate Violations

      In North Carolina, one of the most common ways to be pulled over by the police is by allowing your vehicle’s registration to expire. It is a violation ...

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    • Assault on a Female in North Carolina

      In North Carolina, assault charges are usually broken down into two groups; felony and misdemeanor assaults. One of the most serious misdemeanor ...

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    • North Carolina Assault by Strangulation

      In North Carolina there are many different types of assault charges, ranging from misdemeanor simple assault, all the way up to felony assault ...

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    • North Carolina Domestic Violence Protective Order Violation

      One of the most common domestic violence crimes is violation of a Domestic Violence Protective Order (“DVPO”), commonly referred to as a restraining ...

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