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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 collision. This article will go over the steps each person should take following their involvement in a motor vehicle accident. Step One: Report the incident to…

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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 alcohol-induced boating accident that lead to 17-year-old Sheyenne Marshall’s death. The bill acts to “provide an increased penalty for impaired boating resulting in death or serious injury and to clarify…

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…

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…

WCNC recently spoke with Attorney Mark Jetton about a twice convicted drunk driver who recently killed a local grandmother. Mr. Jetton explains how the system is not perfect in keeping drunk drivers off the road due to the descrepancies in North Carolina and South Carolina’s DMV laws and conviction reporting. The drunk driver is expected…