North Carolina Motorcycle Deaths

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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Legal Advice for a Healthy Divorce

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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Who Gets Alimony in North Carolina and Why?

When one spouse can’t support themselves after a divorce, that spouse can seek alimony (also called spousal support) from the other spouse to help them stay financially secure as they transition out of the marriage. The idea behind alimony is that both spouses have become accustomed to a certain lifestyle in marriage, and neither spouse should have to immediately face a drastic change in their financial means because of a divorce.

The idea of alimony might seem straightforward, but alimony is often a complicated and contentious issue during a divorce. Many people also come into a divorce case with mistaken or outdated ideas about what alimony is and how it works.

In this blog article, we’ll explain what you need to know about who gets alimony in North Carolina and why. Continue reading “Who Gets Alimony in North Carolina and Why?”

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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6 Tips to Reduce the Stress of Co-Parenting During the Holidays

The holidays can be a stressful time for just about anyone, with all of the special events, shopping, family obligations, performances, and crazy schedules to juggle. But if you’re a separated or divorced parent, worrying about child custody and co-parenting over the holidays adds another level of stress. Now you have to navigate separate household schedules, extended family expectations, any lingering tensions, and both parents’ desire to spend as much time with your children as possible. Continue reading “6 Tips to Reduce the Stress of Co-Parenting During the Holidays”

How Is a Truck Accident Different From a Car Accident?

How Is a Truck Accident Different From a Car Accident?

You’re stopped in highway traffic when your car is suddenly slammed from behind and propelled forward, possibly into another car or off of the highway. A large truck failed to stop in time and crashed into your car. Your head snaps backward and forward violently as the airbags go off. Because you were hit by a big truck, this won’t be a simple rear-end collision case. Instead, it will turn into something much more complex.

In this blog, we’ll discuss the differences between truck crashes and car accidents and explain what to do if you need help after a wreck. Continue reading “How Is a Truck Accident Different From a Car Accident?”