child support

Can a Child Sue for Child Support?

There are very limited circumstances in which a child can sue a parent to collect child support. Typically, the custodial parent is the one who goes to court to enforce an order of child support that the non-custodial parent has not paid. 

The advice of a lawyer can be...

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divorce

What Does No-Fault Divorce Mean?

Many states, including North Carolina, have adopted laws for no-fault divorces. Instead of requiring a spouse to prove marital misconduct to obtain a divorce, the courts may grant an absolute divorce for no other cause than a spouse wants to end the marriage.

However, marital misconduct may affect the...

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Stacked

In Federal Court, if a defendant is charged with a violent crime or a drug trafficking offense, and possesses a firearm “in furtherance” thereof, not only does the defendant get a sentence for the underling violent crime or drug offense, but a mandatory consecutive sentence of 5, 7 or even 10 years. ...

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Living in the Future

Where to begin? Since our last blog submission, the world has gone from the beginning of a pandemic scare, to a world on fire. Writing this on the 19th Anniversary of 9/11, the red-lined acceleration of world changes since that infamous day feels only that much more prescient over the course of...

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COURTS OPEN THIS WEEK

After careful consideration by our state and local court leaders, North Carolina Courts resume an abridged but steady course of business this week—June 1, 2020. Judges, the District Attorney’s Office, Court personnel, County leaders, and Sheriffs and law enforcement, have worked very hard to establish procedures to keep you and others safe. ...

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When will Courts Reopen?

We would love to use this Blog entry to give you an update as to when courts will reopen, when defendants can face trial or resolve matters, when domestic situations can be worked out or at least litigated before a judge, when property disputes can be settled, damages ordered, and wills and...

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The Places Jaheim Will Go

This is the time of year when typically, bookstores cannot keep Dr. Seuss’s iconic and timeless tale Oh, the places You’ll Go on the shelves.  They are, for good reason, a go to gift for a young high school graduate setting out to face adulthood and all the peaks and valleys that come...
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