What to do if someone isn’t following a custody order

If you are faced with a situation where the other parent to your children is not following a custody order that has been entered by the Court, there is a way to bring the action back to court to help ensure that the custody order will be followed and the other parent will be punished (more…)

What to Expect In Small Claims Court

In North Carolina, if you are looking to sue someone, or have been sued, for money owed in the amount of $10,000 or less, your case will be considered in “Small Claims Court.” This does not include any type of child support claim, criminal offense, or traffic ticket. Small Claims Court involves civil issues about (more…)

Doing Your Own Separation Agreement in North Carolina

Separation is truly one of the most difficult times for anyone to go through. It impacts so many aspects of a person’s life. Separation does not always mean courts and judges—in fact North Carolina makes it very easy to make an agreement on all of these matters. Simply having a drafted document, notarized and signed (more…)

Pros and Cons of Termination of Parental Rights

If your child’s other parent has not been involved in your child’s life, of you are interested in adopting a child that has lived with you for a long period of time, you may be able to terminate a parent’s rights. In order to terminate a parent’s rights, among other possibilities, some of the most (more…)

Fighting Back – Self Defense in North Carolina

  With so much in the news in the past few years about rioting, killings, school shootings, and bullies, it may have crossed your mind to begin arming yourself more than previously, and hopefully along with your new ammunition is the law with it. It’s a common understanding that self-defense is a justification for harm (more…)

Responsible Individual as Identified by DSS

If you or anyone in your family have been placed on the responsible individual list by the Department of Social Services, it is very important to understand exactly what that means. It can be a very serious accusation and one that may result in the loss of your child. A responsible individual is defined as (more…)

Judgments In North Carolina

A judgment is a document issued by the court which states that money is owed by the person against whom the judgment is entered.  This order is public record, meaning that lenders and creditors can check court records for outstanding judgments before going into business with an individual. A few things to keep in mind (more…)