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What Happens to a Child Custody Order After a Parent’s Death?

The death of a child’s parent presents complex legal issues in situations involving an existing child custody order or a pending custody case in court.  In North Carolina, laws and court decisions establish specific rules about what happens to a c…
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How Does Contributory Negligence Affect Compensation in a North Carolina Accident Case?

Under North Carolina law, a negligent person who causes injuries to others in an accident is responsible for compensating those victims. However, if a victim’s contributory negligence also caused the accident, the state’s contributory negligence…
Categories: Personal Injury
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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…
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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…
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…
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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…
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…
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…
Categories: Criminal Defense
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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…
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…

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