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Can You Refuse to Take a North Carolina DWI Breath or Blood Test?

The state laws that apply to charges for DWI (Driving While Impaired) in North Carolina are extremely complex. One particular issue that frequently leads to questions relates to whether you can refuse to take a DWI breath or blood test. The simple an… Read More
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Categories: Criminal Defense
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Equitable Distribution of Military Retirement Benefits in a North Carolina Divorce Case

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 are c… Read More
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When Should You Talk With a Lawyer About Your North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

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 to… Read More
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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 chi… Read More
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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… Read More
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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 agr… 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 c… 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
Father and Son at Grave after Wrongful Death of Family Member

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 death… Read More
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Categories: Personal Injury

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