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Inheriting a House With a…

Inheriting a House With a Mortgage: What Are Your Options?

Inheriting a home can come with a significant amount of legal and financial responsibility. It can also be an emotional process that involves negotiating with siblings or other heirs. Significantly, in many cases, a beneficiary doesn’t take the hom… Read More
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10 Ways to Manage the Cost of Divorce

Divorce can be incredibly expensive. From dividing your assets to paying lawyer fees and litigation costs, ending a marriage can take a significant financial toll on both spouses. However, there are many things you can do to help cut back on the expe… Read More
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Types of Child Custody Orders and When You Need Them

Whether you’re going through a divorce or are splitting up with your partner and share children, custody can be an emotional and complex issue. Importantly, custody isn’t just about where the children will live — it also concerns who wi… Read More
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Can You Stop Foreclosure in North Carolina?

Foreclosure is one of the most stressful — and potentially devastating — situations a North Carolina homeowner can face. Not only do you stand to lose your home if your house is foreclosed upon, but your credit score and ability to secure another… Read More
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Categories: Real Estate Law
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How to Establish Paternity in North Carolina

When a child is born to married parents in North Carolina, the law presumes the mother’s husband to be both the biological and legal father of the child. However, if the child was born out of wedlock, paternity must be legally established for the f… Read More
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Important Estate Planning Documents

When people think about planning for the future, drafting a will might be the first thing that comes to mind. However, it’s crucial to understand that a comprehensive estate plan can encompass much more than a last will and testament. To ensure you… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning

How is Alimony Determined?

One of the most contentious issues couples might face when divorcing is alimony. Also known as spousal maintenance or spousal support, alimony is paid by the higher-earning spouse to the financially dependent spouse. Although it may seem like a strai… Read More
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Divorce from Bed and Board in North Carolina

Divorce can be a difficult decision that affects every aspect of your life. Not only can it have an emotional impact, but a financial one as well. If you’re considering ending your marriage, it’s important to fully understand your legal rights … Read More
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What are White Collar Crimes?

Closely related to theft and larceny, white collar crimes are financially motivated criminal offenses, often involving deceit, concealment, and violation of trust to secure an economic advantage. Although most are non-violent in nature, white collar… Read More
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Categories: Criminal Defense
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Do You Need an Estate Plan?

It can be easy to put estate planning on the back burner. However, it’s not something that should be overlooked. Regardless of an individual’s age, income, or the size of an estate, everyone should have the proper documents in place to guarantee… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning