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

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”

Do You Have a Personal Injury Case? Here’s How Attorneys Decide

If you’re thinking about filing a personal injury claim after suffering injuries due to someone’s negligence, it’s natural to wonder what your case is worth. Getting compensation for your injuries is about justice, but it’s also about dollars and cents. If the money you stand to get from filing a claim isn’t enough to compensate you fairly and pay your attorney’s fees, you’ll struggle to find a lawyer who will take your case.

Evaluating a personal injury claim is a complicated process, and the outcome depends on the specific facts of the case. In this article, we’ll talk about how lawyers assess cases and explain the factors that can impact your case’s strength. Continue reading “Do You Have a Personal Injury Case? Here’s How Attorneys Decide”

Here’s How the Insurance Company Will Fight Your Personal Injury Claim

Insurance companies are for-profit companies that have a vested interest in denying personal injury claims, and many of them have gotten quite good at it. At Myers Law Firm, we’ve represented accident victims for decades, and we’ve dealt with all the tactics and strategies that insurance companies tend to use time and again when defending cases.

In this article, we’ll share some of the knowledge we’ve gained and outline the most common ways that insurance companies try to deny or devalue claims from injured victims in North Carolina. Continue reading “Here’s How the Insurance Company Will Fight Your Personal Injury Claim”

These 4 Factors Will Affect Your North Carolina Motorcycle Accident Case

Motorcycles offer riders a sense of freedom and adventure that’s hard to find anywhere else. Unfortunately, that freedom comes at a price: motorcycles provide very little protection during a collision.

If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries during a motorcycle accident and someone else’s negligent behavior caused the crash, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. However, motorcycle cases are complex, and there are lots of factors that can affect the value of your claim. Read on to learn about four important factors that could significantly impact the outcome of your motorcycle accident case. Continue reading “These 4 Factors Will Affect Your North Carolina Motorcycle Accident Case”

Yes, Your Facebook Posts Can Affect Your Divorce Case

Most people know that potential employers might check out their Facebook posts before a job interview, but they never consider that their spouse’s lawyer might go through their social media accounts for evidence during a divorce case. But that’s exactly what happens during contentious divorces, and if the wrong information comes out during a search of your Facebook posts or other social media content, it could seriously harm your divorce case. Continue reading “Yes, Your Facebook Posts Can Affect Your Divorce Case”

Follow This Free Car Accident Checklist to Help Your Injury Lawsuit

We’ve written before about steps you should take after a car wreck as well as several common mistakes that you should avoid after a crash. Now, we’ve condensed that information into a handy checklist that you can print out or bookmark in case the worst happens and you find yourself in a car accident 

But this checklist isn’t just helpful for crash victims. It’s also an important resource for their loved ones. If someone you care about has been seriously hurt in a crash, they may be too injured to handle these steps on their own. By filling out as much of the information on this checklist as you can gather, you can protect them and help their legal case if they choose to pursue one.  Continue reading “Follow This Free Car Accident Checklist to Help Your Injury Lawsuit”

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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