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  • Uncontested Divorces Aren’t Necessarily Uncomplicated

    Uncontested divorces might seem simple on the surface. Both spouses want the divorce. But like many things, the details can become a quagmire.
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  • Motorcycle Accidents Peak in Summer Months

    The warm weather coaxes many people to hit the roads, especially motorcyclists. Unfortunately, the higher temps also come with a higher number of accidents.
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  • Registering Out-Of-State Orders Makes Them Enforceable in NC

    Court orders like child custody and spousal support made in other states can be registered and enforced in North Carolina when you move to the state.
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  • How Does Joint and Several Liability Affect My PI Claim?

    Joint and several liability is the standard used in North Carolina when more than one party is liable for causing the damages in a personal injury claim.
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  • Firing Squad Not a Death Penalty Option in NC

    A South Carolina death row inmate has requested to die by firing squad, the first since a new law went into effect in 2021. North Carolina doesn’t offer that option.
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  • Some NC Residents Might Get Back Their Suspended Driver’s License

    A federal judge approved an agreement that help North Carolinians regain their driving privileges after their license was suspended for failing to pay fines.
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  • What Is Contributory Negligence in Personal Injury Cases?

    North Carolina is among four states that use pure contributory negligence in personal injury cases. This method blocks many people from collecting fair damages.
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  • What’s the Difference Between Murder and Manslaughter?

    The core differentiator between murder and manslaughter in North Carolina is intent. Murder can also be reduced to manslaughter as part of plea bargains.
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  • Is a Military Divorce Different from Others in North Carolina?

    North Carolina has a strong military presence. If a service member is a party in a divorce, there are a few aspects that differ from other divorces.
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  • Raise the Age Law Changes How Juveniles Are Charged as Adults

    Children as young as 16 used to be automatically charged as adults for certain felonies in NC. Things have changed, but kids can still end up in the adult system.
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  • What Is a Bifurcated Divorce?

    You can be declared legally single in North Carolina while still hammering out other details of your divorce. Not all states allow bifurcated divorces.
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  • NC Justice Reform Measures Continue to Roll Out in 2022

    NC Gov. Roy Cooper signed justice reform bills into law in the fall of 2021. Some provisions were effective immediately while others became active on Jan. 1.
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  • Can the Same Divorce Attorney Represent Both Spouses?

    If both spouses agree to divorce terms or simply wish to save money, they might think they can use one lawyer. They can’t, but there are other options.
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  • Can I Buy My Child a Gun for Christmas?

    Make sure you understand North Carolina gun laws before you decide to give a child a gun for Christmas. Our blog provides an overview of what you should know.
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  • When Does a Drug Crime Become a Federal Offense?

    The amount of drugs and where the drugs are found are two factors that determine whether state or federal drug charges come into play. Learn more in our blog.
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