Figuring out a parenting plan after a divorce or separation is rarely easy. For members of our armed forces, who may face the possibility of relocation and deployment in the future, things can get even more complicated. Continue reading “How Does My Military Service Affect My Child Custody Case?”
After a traumatic car crash, it’s natural to want to reach out to family and friends for support, and it’s becoming more and more common for people to do this through social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Unfortunately, when you use social media after a car accident, you may be setting a trap for yourself. The information you post on your Facebook profile or other social media account could damage or even destroy your case if you decide to file a personal injury claim and seek compensation for your injuries and losses. Continue reading “4 Ways Social Media Can Ruin Your Car Accident Lawsuit”
While many people associate prenuptial agreements with the very wealthy, they can actually benefit couples at all levels of income and debt. In fact, at Myers Law Firm, we encourage all couples to consider signing one before they marry.
Keep reading to learn more about how prenuptial and postnuptial agreements work in North Carolina as well as how they affect divorce cases. Continue reading “How Do Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements Affect Divorce?”
While North Carolina may not experience punishing winter weather like states further north, we still see our share of wet and cold conditions during the holidays, including, snow, ice, and sleet on the roads. Combined with the extra traffic and added stress as travelers fill the roads to visit friends and family, conditions are ripe for a spike in auto accidents and vehicle breakdowns. Continue reading “Stay Safe During the Holidays With These 7 Driving Tips”
When a couple divorces, the non-custodial parent makes ongoing, court-ordered payments to the parent who has custody of the child. These payments help cover the child’s reasonable needs and expenses. The parties work out a child support payment amount in a separation agreement or consent order, or the court orders an amount after a trial. Continue reading “When and How Can I Modify Child Support in North Carolina?”
Many people who are considering divorce wonder if they can handle it themselves, without help from a lawyer. But is going the do-it-yourself (DIY) route in North Carolina really a smart way to go about handling one of the biggest and most consequential life events you’ll ever experience? Continue reading “Considering a DIY Divorce? Read This First”
Since June 2015, same-sex couples have had the right to marry anywhere in the United States — an incredible, historic victory for marriage equality supporters everywhere. Continue reading “Custody Battles May Play Out Differently for Same-Sex Couples in North Carolina”
“Contributory negligence” is one of those legal terms that tends to make a non-lawyer’s eyes glaze over. But despite its obscure-sounding name, contributory negligence is a legal concept that has an enormous impact on personal injury cases in North Carolina and a few other states, which is why you need to understand what it means if you’ve been injured. Continue reading “Why Contributory Negligence Matters for Your Personal Injury Case”
Is it a car accident, crash, wreck, or collision? Whether you’re watching the news, listening to the local radio, or getting an alert from your smartphone, one of those terms describing a traffic incident is commonly used. But when is a traffic collision considered an “accident,” and when is it a determined to be a “crash”? Continue reading “Car Accident or Crash? Why What You Call It Matters”
If you’re considering filing for divorce, you may not know where or how to begin, or whether you even have grounds for divorce. To help you navigate this unknown and intimidating terrain, we’ve compiled answers to 10 of the most frequently asked questions about divorce in North Carolina. Continue reading “Answers to 10 FAQs About North Carolina Divorce”