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What Is the Difference Between a Postnuptial Agreement and a Separation Agreement in North Carolina?

Most people know that spouses considering divorce often enter into a separation agreement to address property division and support issues. Some married couples are not aware that North Carolina law also permits spouses to draw up a second type of a… Read More
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Defending Against a North Carolina DWI Arrest

North Carolina DWI charges are serious matters. Regardless of whether you are a resident of the state or a visitor, the impact of a guilty plea or conviction can be substantial. In addition to the possible penalties, a DWI conviction on your record… Read More
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Categories: Criminal Defense
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Co-Parenting and Parallel Parenting After Divorce

Often, the most difficult part of the divorce process involves child custody. In many cases, both parents want to stay involved in their children’s lives. Finding a way to accomplish that can be a challenge. Co-parenting and parallel parenting afte… Read More
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Outer Banks Car Accident Injuries: Woman with Neck Brace Reading Hospital Bill

Outer Banks Car Accident Injuries: When Should I Talk With a Lawyer?

If you suffer injuries in an Outer Banks car accident, North Carolina law will determine whether you are entitled to compensation. Depending on where you live, our state laws may be different from those that apply to car accident injuries in your hom… Read More
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Categories: Personal Injury
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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in North Carolina?

A wrongful death action is a type of civil action authorized by a specific North Carolina law. All aspects of a wrongful death lawsuit are governed by the provisions of the statute. What Is a Wrongful Death? A wrongful death under the law is a de… Read More
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Categories: Personal Injury
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Federal Criminal Charges for State Law Violations Under the Assimilative Crimes Act

The United States government owns a number of wildlife refuges, parks, memorials, and military bases in northeastern North Carolina. If you commit a crime on any of this federally-owned property, a federal law called the Assimilative Crimes Act aut… Read More
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Categories: Criminal Defense
North Carolina DWI Check Point

Understanding North Carolina DWI Laws and Penalties

North Carolina residents and visitors who drive in the state need to be aware of the serious legal implications of operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The applicable North Carolina law is called Impaired Driving. The charge… Read More
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Categories: Criminal Defense
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Defending Against a North Carolina Domestic Violence Protective Order / DVPO

If a North Carolina court issues a Domestic Violence Protective Order (DVPO) against you, the court order must be taken very seriously. Failing to comply with the order can result in criminal charges being filed against you. The proceedings may also… Read More
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Restraining Order / Domestic Violence Protective Order

Understanding Domestic Violence Protective Orders and Restraining Orders in North Carolina

North Carolina law provides a court process through which victims of domestic violence can secure protective orders to restrain abusers from further acts of domestic violence against the victims and their children. A domestic violence protective ord… Read More
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Basics of Adoption Law in North Carolina

Adoption is the legal process of creating the relationship of parent and child between two people. North Carolina, like all other states, has specific laws governing adoptions in the state. Adoption law in North Carolina is complex. Each situation ha… Read More
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