Use These 5 Tips to Create a Parenting Plan That Works

Child custody cases in North Carolina don’t always have to go to court. Some parents settle child custody issues by working together in voluntary agreement to create a parenting plan. This plan establishes a schedule for time-sharing and explains both parents’ duties and responsibilities when it comes to raising the child or children.

While carefully-crafted parenting plans can make life easier and more peaceful for both parents and children, creating a good one can be hard work. A successful parenting plan needs to be detailed, thorough, and thoughtful. In this article, we’ll provide five tips for creating a parenting plan that serves your child’s best interests and stands the test of time. Continue reading “Use These 5 Tips to Create a Parenting Plan That Works”

How Do I Know if the Insurance Company’s Settlement Offer Is Fair?

After a serious injury, the insurance company might offer you a settlement and discourage you from contacting a personal injury lawyer. You might understandably feel tempted to take this offer and just put the whole thing behind you so you can focus on recovering.

Even though it may seem like the simpler and easier option right now, however, hastily accepting a settlement offer might not put things behind you at all. In fact, it can create serious financial problems for you that could lead to a lot of stress, hardship, and regret before long.

Before you make any decision about a settlement offer, you need to understand your options and know about the factors that can affect the value of your case. Read on to learn more about how you can evaluate a settlement offer from the insurance company and decide whether it’s fair. Continue reading “How Do I Know if the Insurance Company’s Settlement Offer Is Fair?”

Can I Prevent My Spouse From Seeing the Children During a Divorce?

As a parent, your child’s welfare is your top priority. If you’re going through a divorce and you’re worried that your child might be at risk of harm under the other parent’s supervision, you might want to shield your child from the other parent and get sole child custody on a temporary basis.

The laws that govern this type of situation can be confusing to parents, so we’ll try to clear them up for you. In this article, we’ll talk about how to get temporary or emergency custody of a child in North Carolina, and we’ll also discuss when sole custody is a long-term option.

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Injured by a Drunk Driver on St. Patrick’s Day? Here’s What to Do

 

While there’s nothing wrong with having a few pints with friends, the alcohol-centric nature of many St. Patrick’s Day celebrations tends to encourage overindulgence. As inhibitions lower and judgment gets impaired, people make bad decisions. It’s unfortunate, but it’s probably no surprise that St. Patrick’s Day generally brings a huge spike in drunk driving crashes along with all the partying and good times.

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How Do Pedestrians Get Compensated for Accident Injuries?

Auto accidents that involve pedestrians are a serious and all-too-common problem in North Carolina, and when these collisions occur, they usually result in severe injuries that lead to enormous medical bills and other costs for the pedestrian involved. 

So, when injured pedestrian victims face these massive costs, who pays for them? In this article, we’ll answer that question and explore some of the options available to help pedestrian auto accident victims get financial compensation for their injuries. 

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4 Ways Social Media Can Ruin Your Car Accident Lawsuit

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”

How Do Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements Affect Divorce?

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?”

Stay Safe During the Holidays With These 7 Driving Tips

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 and How Can I Modify Child Support in North Carolina?

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?”