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What is contributory negligence and how might it affect my case?

Currently, there are only a handful of states that follow contributory negligence laws in a case based on negligence. North…

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Understanding North Carolina’s complex DWI statute

In North Carolina, driving while intoxicated (DWI) can be charged at any of five misdemeanor levels. Level I has the…

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How is alimony awarded in North Carolina?

During your marriage, your spouse may have been your household’s primary earner. As you two prepare for divorce, you will…

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What should I look for when hiring an attorney?

In most legal situations, you will have an easier time and see better results in your case if you hire…

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How many drunk drivers continue to claim lives in North Carolina?

If you are one of the many licensed drivers in North Carolina, you know that the state has very strict…

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6 common reasons people seek a divorce

No two divorces are alike. Marriage and divorce are highly personal to the people involved. The reasons you or your…

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How can I win a real estate bidding war without overspending?

If you are currently engaged in a bidding war for a piece of property, or if you feel like you…

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How accurate are radar devices?

Few things likely frustrate you more than receiving a speeding ticket when you know you were at, but not above,…

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IIDs found to cause distracted driving

Today, virtually every state in the country has some sort of law in place that requires select individuals convicted of…

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3 main reasons employees sue small businesses

As a small business owner, you have a very full schedule. You likely devote time each day to monitoring employees,…

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What is the legal definition of a father?

North Carolina’s paternity laws for unmarried people are similar to most states. An unwed mother has full legal custody of…

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Jealousy and custody disputes

Custody disputes often disrupt many aspects of a parent’s life, from their ability to focus on work and other responsibilities…

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What is estate planning in real estate law?

Typically, estate planning refers to all the plans that you do regarding your estate, which can get located in places…

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Accounting for all marital property in a divorce

Dividing marital property in a divorce may be one of the most difficult tasks. While some couples may choose to…

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What makes a DWI charge worse?

Everyone knows that a driving while intoxicated (DWI) conviction can seriously impact your life. However, there are other factors that…

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Road rage and aggressive driving can lead to a personal injury case.

For people who drive all the time, a certain creeping annoyance at other drivers is familiar and even a little…

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How does a real estate attorney help when buying a home?

Buying a house is one of the most exciting and expensive transactions that you will ever make. But, the thrill…

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Determining whether to settle or sue

Often, injury accidents in North Carolina occur because people are not paying attention to what they are doing, and they…

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How did the Justice Reinvestment Act change probation?

Back in 2011, North Carolina was sending far too many people to prison. The rate of imprisonment had been rising…

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What factors determine child custody during a divorce?

For parents going through a divorce, there is no more critical issue than the future well-being of their child or…

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