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  • Violent Crimes Are Up in Charlotte So Far in 2022

    The Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say that the first half of 2022 shows that violent crime is up 3% compared to the same time in 2021.
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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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  • Back to School During COVID-19

    By this time, most public and private schools in North Carolina have started the 2020-2021 school year, however the hallways on the first day of school probably looked and sounded hollower than any other first day of school that we can remember.
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  • The Impact of COVID-19 on Divorce in 2020 and Beyond

    Hear from Jetton & Meredith founding partners, Mark S. Jetton, Jr. and Eric S. Meredith, on topics they think you should be up to speed on. We'll update you here in this quarterly newsletter, and check out our blog pages for more frequent information. Share with your friends and colleagues too; we don't want anyone to miss out!
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  • COVID-19 Update! Our Office is Open!

    Jetton & Meredith continues to be available to meet with clients in the office, on a limited basis, as well as conduct phone calls and virtual meetings. Our attorneys and support staff are also available to communicate with clients by email, are able to send and receive mail and are otherwise operational.
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  • December 2019 Changes to North Carolina's Sexual Offense Laws

    The term "against a person's will" and the definition of "mentally incapacitated" changed in North Carolina of December 2019. What do these changes mean? Read our blog to learn more! Laws are constantly changing which is why it is important to stay educated and have the right attorney by your side. If you have been convicted of forceable rape, contact Jetton & Meredith for a free consultation!
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  • COVID-19 Affects on Domestic Violence

    The World Health Organization has stated that domestic violence rises in times of crisis, such as the current coronavirus pandemic. Having to be in lock down with loved ones, who are experiencing stress, can lead to abuse or false accusations.
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  • North Carolina Governor Issues Stay at Home Order

    On March 27, 2020, North Carolina Governor, Roy Cooper issued Executive Order No. 121, the Stay at Home Order, along with strategic directions for North Carolina in response to increasing COVID-19 cases.
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  • COVID-19 and North Carolina Courts

    Read our blog or contact Jetton & Meredith Law, PLLC to learn more on what do while North Carolina courts are closed. If you or a loved one have a court hearing during the 30 day window of closures, it is important to contact an attorney.
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  • COVID-19 & North Carolina Divorce

    Read our blog to learn how the COVID-19 outbreak has affected the divorce process in North Carolina.
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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 tax new 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, 2019 or later.
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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 everywhere and stores selling hemp buds and CBD-infused products seem to be popping up on every street corner.
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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 an intoxicated person's negligence, it is well known you can bring a claim against that person.
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  • North Carolina Considers Law To Expand Schedule 1 Controlled Substances

    North Carolina Considers Law To Expand Schedule 1 Controlled Substances » Call Charlotte attorneys Jetton & Meredith Law today.
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  • North Carolina Receives A D Grade For Shared Parenting

    North Carolina Receives A D Grade For Shared Parenting » Call Charlotte attorneys Jetton & Meredith Law today.
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  • Legally Bound: Burdened With Debt, Law Grads Troubled by Lack of Sure Options, Triad Business Journal, Vol. 13, No. 30

    There are a lot more unemployed or underemployed lawyers in the market than at any time in the past 20 years," says John Lassiter, president and owner of Charlotte-based law firm staffing company Carolina Legal Staffing. Read more here.
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