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5 Ways Attorneys can make the Adoption Process Easier

Adopting a child can be one of the most magical times in a family’s life who have been searching for the final piece to their puzzle for quite some time. It is important to retain qualified legal counsel to guide you through the adoption process to ensure that all...

Can a Bad Vacation Lead to Divorce?

To everything, there is a season…even divorce, researchers from sociologists at the University of Washington have concluded. A new 14-year study of divorce filings within the state of Washington has found that March and August are the most common times for family...

I am separated and I want to date. When can I date?

Many times during and after a divorce, a parent begins to date again. This can be tricky for many parents who are concerned with how dating may impact their children and any potential North Carolina child custody laws. Here are a few considerations from Capital to...

I am separated. Can the person I am dating spend the night?

When a custody issue has arisen it is important to take a step back and look at the new potential partner in your life. Some of the questions posed in our “When Can I Date” blog provided important scenarios that the court often looks at when determining custody...

DIY Divorce—Three Things you should Know

It is not uncommon for couples to not seek advice from an attorney when starting divorce proceedings whether it be because of cost, advice can be found online, or it would take up more time than it is worth to work with an attorney. However, in most cases, a...

Can I just write my own will? Why do I need an attorney to do a will?

Holographic (handwritten) wills seem like the way to go. They save you money, save you from hiring an attorney, and you can do it on your own time at your own dime. However, there are many myths that follow these types of wills. 1. Drafting my own Will is an...

Wedding and Engagement Rings after the Divorce

Can I get my ring back? Do I have to give the ring back? Engagement and wedding bands are evidence of a union between two people. What is the old saying “the bands are circles because it was a symbol of eternity, with no beginning or end.” But what happens when that...

D I Really Need A Land Survey?

A question our firm often gets is whether a formal survey of the land should be completed prior to closing. This is a subject that many buyers have questions about, as it can be a little pricey, especially when you are already funneling out money for the purchase...

Do I Give my Engagement Ring Back?

So you’ve met the love of your life. You are wearing your radiant engagement ring and showing it off for the world to see. But then something happens and you break up before the wedding. That radiant ring has now lost its gleam, but what do you do now? A broken...

Felony Sentencing

Felonies in North Carolina are separated into ten classes (A, B1, B2, C, D, E, F, G, H, and I) based on the severity of the crime. Class A felonies are considered the most serious and Class I the least serious. North Carolina also has strict guidelines the Judge is to...

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