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How Can a Lawyer Help With Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is a serious matter, and it rarely looks like what you see in most movies and TV shows. The abuse often starts small and gets worse as the abuser exerts more and more control over the victim’s life. Victims often feel trapped in their situations for reasons like concern over their children’s well-being, lack of access to money and other resources, and the fear of worse abuse and violence if they try to leave.

No matter how bad your situation has gotten, there is a way out, and an experienced lawyer can help you take the first step.

In this article, we’ll discuss how North Carolina law treats domestic violence and explain how an attorney can help if you or someone you love is suffering due to domestic violence. Continue reading “How Can a Lawyer Help With Domestic Violence?”

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I Was Hit by an Uninsured Driver Riding My Bike: What Can I Do?

When you’re getting ready to go for a bike ride, you make sure you have everything you need for safety and check that your bike is in good shape.

But then it happens. You’re hit by a motor vehicle as they make a left-hand turn directly into you. Even though you wore a helmet and took safety precautions, you suffer serious injuries and end up with significant medical bills.

If this sounds like your situation, you’re not alone. On average, 1,000 North Carolina bicyclists suffer injuries in police-reported crashes with motor vehicles each year. Approximately 20 of these cyclists die, and 60 of them suffer serious injuries.

Even worse, some of these victims get hit by drivers who don’t carry auto insurance. So what happens if the person who hits you doesn’t have any insurance coverage? Are you totally out of luck?

Not necessarily. Read on to learn more. Continue reading “I Was Hit by an Uninsured Driver Riding My Bike: What Can I Do?”

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5 Common Questions About Property Division During a Divorce

For many couples, dividing their assets and debts is one of the most difficult, confusing, and stressful parts of a divorce. Before you panic about losing your home, car, and family heirlooms, keep reading. In this article, we’ll answer five frequently asked questions about North Carolina property division that will help you understand the process and what’s involved. Continue reading “5 Common Questions About Property Division During a Divorce”

If My Ex Owes Child Support, Can I Stop Them From Seeing Our Kids?

Dealing with a parent who refuses to stay current on their child support can lead to plenty of anger and frustration. Sometimes, parents try to handle the problem by revoking visitation rights until the other parent pays the support they owe.

While it’s understandable to try and take any action you can to get the money your children need, preventing the other parent from seeing their children is almost always a bad idea. In this article, we’ll explain why and talk about what you can do instead. Continue reading “If My Ex Owes Child Support, Can I Stop Them From Seeing Our Kids?”

3 Ways to Deal With Chronic Pain After a Car Accident

Every car wreck is unique, and so is every victim’s recovery. Some people have a straightforward path back to their pre-crash level of health and wellness, but some victims experience chronic pain that lingers for months or even years after a wreck.

If you’re experiencing chronic pain after a car accident, it’s important to know that you’re not alone. Many car accident victims find themselves in the same situation. In this article, we’ll explain what chronic pain is and talk about some of the options that can help you deal with its effects. Continue reading “3 Ways to Deal With Chronic Pain After a Car Accident”

Do I Have to Pay My Own Medical Bills After a Car Crash?

After a serious car accident, you might find yourself struggling to get out from under a growing pile of medical bills. Fortunately, there are several options available that may be able to help you cover these expenses. Before you write the hospital a check, read this article and learn how you can address your medical bills after a car wreck. Continue reading “Do I Have to Pay My Own Medical Bills After a Car Crash?”

9 Ways to Save on Legal Fees During a Divorce

If you’re facing a divorce, you’re probably worried about the financial cost of the whole process. And those fears are justified: when emotions run high and spouses argue on every front, a divorce can financially devastate one or both parties. 

Fortunately, you have control over how much your divorce will cost. No matter how your spouse behaves, you can take steps to help minimize your legal fees and keep your financial situation stable. Read on to learn nine simple ways to reduce your legal fees during a divorce.  Continue reading “9 Ways to Save on Legal Fees During a Divorce”

How Med Pay Coverage Can Help You After a Car Crash

How Med Pay Coverage Can Help You After a Car Crash

After a serious car crash, as the medical bills start piling up, you might wonder who will pay them. The answer could be the medical payments coverage on your insurance policy.

For many North Carolina accident victims, medical payments (Med Pay) coverage offers much-needed compensation while they recover from their injuries. However, to get value out of Med Pay coverage, it’s important to understand how this coverage works and what types of losses it covers. Continue reading “How Med Pay Coverage Can Help You After a Car Crash”

How Should I Handle Visitation When My Child Doesn’t Want to Go?

How Should I Handle Visitation When My Child Doesn’t Want to Go?

Watching your child leave for a visitation with the other parent can be gut-wrenching, especially if your child is acting like she doesn’t want to leave you. However, children can get upset at a visitation hand-off for many reasons. While you should always take your child’s safety and welfare seriously, it’s also important that you don’t act out of raw emotion and do something that could get you in a lot of trouble with the court.

Rather than trying to prevent the child from going with the other parent, the right way to address a serious concern is to work with an attorney and file a petition to modify your child custody order. However, before you take that step, it’s important to assess your child’s situation carefully. In this article, we’ll provide some guidelines you can use to do that. Continue reading “How Should I Handle Visitation When My Child Doesn’t Want to Go?”

How the New Tax Law Might Affect Your Alimony Case

How the New Tax Law Might Affect Your Alimony Case

Negotiations over alimony (or spousal support, as lawyers tend to call it) are already tough, but they may get even tougher thanks to the new tax law that Congress passed at the end of 2017. People who pay alimony will lose a valuable incentive, while alimony recipients appear to benefit — at least at first glance.

However, a closer look at the facts reveals a murkier truth. Read on to learn how this new law may affect your divorce case.

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE ATTORNEYS AT MYERS LAW FIRM, PLLC ARE NOT TAX LAWYERS AND THIS POST SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS PROVIDING TAX ADVICE OR LEGAL ADVICE ABOUT TAXES. THIS POST IS PROVIDING A GENERAL OVERVIEW OF HOW THE TAX LAW CHANGES MAY AFFECT SPOUSAL SUPPORT. FOR GUIDANCE ON YOUR SPECIFIC SITUATION, PLEASE CONSULT YOUR CPA. Continue reading “How the New Tax Law Might Affect Your Alimony Case”