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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
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Social Security Disability for Children in 2020

A child under age 18 who has a disability may be able to receive Supplemental Security Income benefits under specific eligibility requirements. The social security disability for children rules are different from SSI eligibility requirements for adul… Read More
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Can You Move Out of State Without a Child Custody Agreement or Modification?

With the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic in the spring of 2020, our family law attorneys at The Twiford Law Firm are at the forefront of helping parents face a host of new challenges. A frequent question from our clients is whether a parent can move… Read More
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North Carolina Restraining Order: How Will It Impact Your Divorce?

A North Carolina restraining order between spouses is called a domestic violence protective order. When a spouse obtains a protective order against the other spouse, the order can potentially affect every aspect of a subsequent divorce. The effect in… Read More
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Can You Use a Cell Phone While Driving? (North Carolina Distracted Driving Laws)

If you live in North Carolina, or reside elsewhere and visit the Outer Banks or another part of the state, you need to be completely familiar with our state laws that limit cell phone use while driving. The laws prohibit specific uses of a handheld d… Read More
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