Auto Insurance Rates Likely Going Up in N.C. During 2017

For years, North Carolina has boasted some of the lowest car insurance premiums in the country, but those golden days for drivers in the state may be waning. The state’s insurers have reached a settlement with regulators for a 2.2% increase in auto insurance rates statewide. The rate hike will take effect on October 1.  Continue reading “Auto Insurance Rates Likely Going Up in N.C. During 2017”

8 Healthy Ways to Deal with the Stress of Divorce

If you’ve gone through a divorce or you’re currently going through one, you know that it’s one of the most difficult challenges a person can face. Divorce can leave you feeling lost, confused, overwhelmed, and stressed. To help you cope with these feelings and restore some sense of normalcy, we’ve compiled a list of eight healthy strategies that can help you alleviate and redirect stress during this difficult time. Continue reading “8 Healthy Ways to Deal with the Stress of Divorce”

What to Do When the Other Parent Won’t Pay Child Support

If you’re struggling to collect court-ordered child support from your ex-spouse or ex-partner and feeling frustrated, you’re not alone: studies repeatedly show that many people never receive the child support they’re owed. A 2013 report from the U.S. Census Bureau, for example, showed that about 26 percent of all child support payments are never paid, and another 28 percent are only partially paid.  Continue reading “What to Do When the Other Parent Won’t Pay Child Support”

Stay Safe: 9 Tips for Driving Through Mountains, Hills, and Remote Areas

As the weather warms, a spontaneous getaway or extended vacation to the mountains of North Carolina can offer a wonderful way to relieve some stress for residents in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. While our state offers beautiful views and limitless natural experiences on famous roads like the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Cherohala Skyway, clear weather and road conditions can become unpredictable in high elevations and remote areas, and car accidents in these areas can prove especially dangerous. Continue reading “Stay Safe: 9 Tips for Driving Through Mountains, Hills, and Remote Areas”

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”

Why You Need More UM/UIM Coverage Than You Think

Since 2009, North Carolina law has required that all drivers purchase a minimum amount of uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage (UM/UIM) as part of their auto insurance policy. Previously, North Carolina required drivers to have uninsured motorist coverage, but had no requirement for underinsured motorist coverage. Continue reading “Why You Need More UM/UIM Coverage Than You Think”