Articles by: T. Michael Lassiter

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Statesville General Law Blog

2024 How Long Does A DUI Stay on Your Record in North Carolina?

Also referred to as driving while intoxicated, or DWI, being found guilty of DUI in North Carolina can have long-term…

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North Carolina Fathers’ Rights 2024 – Know Your Parental Rights

As a father, you matter in the lives of your children, whether you live with them or not. Knowing your…

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North Carolina Probate Laws 2024 – All You Need To Know

Just like any other state in the U.S., North Carolina proudly offers its residents a structured probate process under the…

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Is DUI a Felony in North Carolina? 2024

In 2019 alone, there were 323 total alcohol-impaired driving fatalities in North Carolina, comprising 23.5% of the total driving fatalities…

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2024 Domestic Partnerships vs. Marriage in North Carolina – What Is the Difference?

Many states in the Union treat domestic partnerships and marriage similarly, but that’s not true in all states. For most…

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2024 How Much Does a Divorce Cost in North Carolina?

Divorce is a significant and challenging life event that can have huge emotional, financial, and legal implications for both parties…

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2024 How to Avoid Paying Alimony in North Carolina?

When your marriage ends in divorce, many aspects of your life will change. You are likely to be moving from…

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Advantages and Disadvantages of A Trust in North Carolina (2024)

It is important to understand your options if you are beginning the process of estate planning. All estate planning tools…

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2024 North Carolina DUI Laws and Penalties

North Carolina has strict DUI (driving under the influence) laws and penalties that apply to anyone caught driving with a…

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North Carolina Divorce Laws 2024 – What You Need to Know

Although not a favorable situation, divorce may be necessary for some married couples. Beginning the divorce process can be intimidating,…

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North Carolina Common Law Marriage 2024 – All You Need to Know

In most cases, couples get married by using a valid marriage license and having some form of ceremony. They are…

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The complications associated with probate

One of the responsibilities left with loved ones after the death of a family member is settling the decedent’s estate.…

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Using a trust as a way to avoid the probate process

After the death of a loved one, those left behind will face the task of settling his or her estate…

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Estate planning: Expect the unexpected

While no one can know with certainty what will happen in the future, there are steps one can take that…

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What do you need to know about Breathalyzer tests?

One minute you may be driving home from an enjoyable evening out, and the next moment you may feel anxiety…

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Are sick spouses more likely to get divorced?

There are many factors that can lead North Carolina spouses to make the decision to end a marriage. Money problems,…

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The emotional challenges associated with a divorce

Divorce is difficult, and the shock that a North Carolina spouse may experience after this decision has the potential to…

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Roadside tragedy in North Carolina

North Carolina highways can be busy, dangerous places. While one might think it is safer to travel in the wee…

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Avoiding problems with a real estate purchase

There are certain problems that may arise with the purchase of a new home when a North Carolina buyer does…

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What is the difference between a misdemeanor and felony offense?

When facing criminal charges, your future is on the line. Depending on the nature of the charges, you could face…

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