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What North Carolina Motorcyclists Need to Know About No-Contact Motorcycle Accidents

When irresponsible motorists drive dangerously, it can put the lives of motorcyclists at risk, even when their cars don’t touch your bike. These kinds of accidents are known as no-contact motorcycle crashes, and they happen when another driver’s actions cause a motorcyclist to crash even though the car never touches the motorcycle rider or their bike.

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Can I File for Divorce During the Coronavirus Crisis?

Many people have already written about the strain the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis is placing on marriages. However, there’s another aspect few people are talking about: people who already planned to file for divorce before the lockdown orders now have no idea what they should do.

So, can you still file for divorce during the coronavirus pandemic? The answer is yes, but the health crisis may affect the timeline of your case. In this blog article, we’ll talk about the current situation with family law courts here in North Carolina and explain what you should do if you want to proceed with a divorce filing.

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What’s the Difference Between Joint Custody and Shared Custody?

In divorces where children are involved, the custody arrangement can be one of the hardest matters to settle. If both parents want to remain involved in a child’s life and the court has no important reasons to keep either parent away, then you can expect that your custody arrangement will involve joint physical and legal custody.

But what about shared custody? Many people use the terms joint custody and shared custody without knowing exactly what these terms mean. If you’re facing a custody decision in a North Carolina divorce and you want to make the best possible arrangement for your child, then you’ll need to understand the differences.

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North Carolina Motorcycle Deaths Are on the Rise

There’s no better feeling than hitting the open road on your motorcycle and taking in the beautiful North Carolina scenery as the wind gushes past you on a beautiful day.

Unfortunately, this adventure is becoming more dangerous. New research suggests that motorcyclists are at more risk than ever of being hurt or killed while riding in North Carolina. In fact, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), motorcyclist fatalities rose by 21% between 2017 and 2018.

In this blog, we explore this dangerous trend in motorcycle fatalities and explain what you can do to protect yourself on the road.

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Can Grandparents and Stepparents Get Child Custody in North Carolina?

What You Need to Know

  • North Carolina courts try to keep children with their parents whenever possible.
  • However, grandparents or stepparents may be able to gain custody if the parents aren’t willing or able to care for the child.
  • Hopeful guardians should hire an experienced, empathetic family law attorney for guidance through the custody process.

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Settle Your North Carolina Divorce Peacefully With Mediation

After years of struggling, you and your spouse decide to end your marriage. But you’re still on fairly good terms with each other, and you don’t want a long, drawn-out process that will cost you time, money, and sanity. For a couple who find themselves in this situation, mediation can be a great option.

In this blog article, we’ll review how mediation works and explain some of the advantages and downsides. Keep reading to learn more!

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I’m Already Married — Can I Still Sign a Prenup in North Carolina?

Contrary to popular belief, premarital and postmarital agreements (which most non-lawyers call prenuptial and postnuptial agreements or “prenups” and “postnups” for short) aren’t just tools for the wealthy and frequently divorced. Signing a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can help a couple protect their individual assets and clarify expectations before and during the marriage. Prenups and postnups can also control what happens in case a couple separates and eventually divorces.

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Who’s Right, Part 2: North Carolina Right-of-Way Laws for Bicycles

If you’re a cyclist and you ride on public roads in North Carolina, it’s essential to understand our state’s traffic laws and how they apply to bicycles. In part two of our right-of-way series, we’re explaining North Carolina’s bicycle laws and how they affect riders, pedestrians, and motorists on the roadKeep reading to learn more. 

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8 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier Divorce

A new year brings out the idealist in many of us — hoping and dreaming of doing things differently (or better, somehow) over the next 12 months. But the prospect of a new year can also focus our attention on big things that need to change. Perhaps because of this, the divorce rate spikes every January. If a relationship is no longer working, a new year can represent the chance for a fresh start.

If you or your partner recently filed for divorce (or are headed in that direction), consider making some New Year’s resolutions this year that focus on keeping the peace. These eight resolutions might help foster a healthier divorce and improve relations with your former partner.
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