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…
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…
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…
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…
If you’re thinking of renting a home or condo for your beach trip to the Outer Banks — or if you own or are thinking of buying a rental property there — you should understand the provisions of the North Carolina Vacation Rental Act. The Act co…
While northeastern North Carolina is famous for the beaches of the Outer Banks, our region also is rich in farmland and internationally recognized as major agricultural production area. Farming is an essential part of our economy. Agricultural leases…
When a married couple decides to separate and proceed with divorce in North Carolina, the property owned by the couple is often divided in a separation and property settlement agreement. However, if the spouses cannot agree how to divide the property…
In North Carolina, just as everywhere else in the country, the term revocable living trust is often heard in connection with estate planning. There are a lot of misconceptions about what they are, how they work, and when they should be used.
Petitioning the court for emergency child custody is a very serious matter. In North Carolina, there are very limited circumstances for which a court will find justification for an emergency child custody order.
The term probate refers to the formal legal process of administering an estate. In North Carolina, the Clerk of the Superior Court in the county where the decedent resided oversees the probate process.
When Is Probate Required?
Generally, probate i…
When a married couple divorces in North Carolina, marital property is subject to statutory equitable distribution rules. When one of the spouses has a military pension, federal law also applies and complicates application of those rules. If you a…
Under North Carolina law, most individuals who work for an employer with three or more employees receive workers’ compensation benefits for a work-related injury or occupational disease. While it is not always necessary to consult with a lawyer t…
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