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Back Child Support: What You Need to Know

Child support is an important legal tool that parents use to ensure that their children’s financial needs are met. Unfortunately, in some cases, the parent responsible for providing support fails to meet their obligation.

When child support payments aren’t made in a regular and timely fashion, unpaid support ( “back” child support or “arrears”) can add up, causing serious financial issues and threatening the health and safety of your family.

If you’re owed back child support, keep reading to learn the steps you can take to collect compensation and ensure the delinquent parent continues payment of everything that is owed.

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How Much Does It Cost to File for Divorce In North Carolina?

Divorce is difficult no matter what. For some, the cost to file for divorce in North Carolina adds significant hardship to an already financially stressful situation. Filing fees are something couples need know about beforehand, as they might impact decisions on when to begin divorce proceedings.

This article provides basic information on filing for divorce in North Carolina, including when it might be possible to avoid the typical fees. We’ll also discuss how an attorney can help with the entire process.

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Here’s What You Should Expect in a Personal Injury Deposition

Out of all the various phases and procedures involved in a personal injury lawsuit, being deposed is the one that tends to give injury victims the most anxiety. However, an effective, well-prepared, and thorough deposition is necessary and crucial to the success of your case. The key to relieving your anxiety over a deposition and the key to ensuring that your deposition goes smoothly are one and the same: preparation. Continue reading “Here’s What You Should Expect in a Personal Injury Deposition”

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What to Do When Your Spouse Serves Divorce Papers

If you’ve been served with divorce papers, you may be feeling upset or even overwhelmed. However, understanding some of the initial steps that you’ll need to take may help you clear your thoughts and plan for what’s ahead of you. In this article, we’ll explain what you should do in the days and weeks after you’ve been notified of divorce proceedings.

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What Evidence Do I Need for a Wrongful Death Claim?

What Evidence Do I Need for a Wrongful Death Claim in North Carolina?

If your loved one passed away because of someone else’s recklessness, you and your family deserve justice. A wrongful death claim is one way to recover the costs of their medical care and funeral, as well as lost income, pain and suffering, companionship and relationship, and more. The financial compensation can never replace the relationship you had with your loved one, but having financial security means you and your family will have the resources you need after they’re gone. Continue reading “What Evidence Do I Need for a Wrongful Death Claim in North Carolina?”

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Who’s Right? North Carolina Right of Way Laws for Pedestrians

The Department of Motor Vehicles reports that pedestrian fatalities in North Carolina have been on the rise for the past 10 years — up 54% since 2009 and up 13.4% from 2017 to 2018.

Since pedestrians are some of our most vulnerable road users, it’s important for drivers to always be on the lookout for pedestrians crossing the road. It is likewise important for pedestrians to be aware of the rules that keep them safe and their rights when injured by a negligent driver in North Carolina.

Keep reading to learn the right of way laws in six common pedestrian crossing situations and how these rules could affect your car accident personal injury claim.

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How Can a Lawyer Help With Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is a serious matter, and it rarely looks like what you see in most movies and TV shows. The abuse often starts small and gets worse as the abuser exerts more and more control over the victim’s life. Victims often feel trapped in their situations for reasons like concern over their children’s well-being, lack of access to money and other resources, and the fear of worse abuse and violence if they try to leave.

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I Was Hit by an Uninsured Driver While Riding My Bike — What Can I Do?

When you’re getting ready to go for a bike ride, you make sure you have everything you need for safety and check that your bike is in good shape.

But then it happens. You’re hit by a motor vehicle as they make a left-hand turn directly into you. Even though you wore a helmet and took safety precautions, you suffer serious injuries and end up with significant medical bills.

If this sounds like your situation, you’re not alone. On average, 1,000 North Carolina bicyclists suffer injuries in police-reported crashes with motor vehicles each year. Approximately 20 of these cyclists die, and 60 of them suffer serious injuries.

Even worse, some of these victims get hit by drivers who don’t carry auto insurance. So what happens if the person who hits you doesn’t have any insurance coverage? Are you totally out of luck?

Not necessarily. Read on to learn more. Continue reading “I Was Hit by an Uninsured Driver While Riding My Bike — What Can I Do?”