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January 2017 Archives

Dealing with a difficult ex-spouse

In an ideal world, all divorces in Raleigh would be peaceful and amicable events. Unfortunately, some people have former spouses that seem to live to make their lives miserable, which can make finalizing the situation much harder and longer than it should be. If you have an ex-spouse who makes the process difficult, learning how to avoid confrontations may help to keep conflicts and negative feelings to a minimum.

North Carolina bar, employees charged in fatal DWI accident

Driving while under the influence can result in serious legal ramifications for the person behind the wheel -- particularly if someone is injured or killed as a result. However, businesses, employees of those businesses and even private citizens entertaining in their homes can face criminal charges as well. A Fayetteville, North Carolina, bar is learning that lesson the hard way.

Protecting gifts and inherited assets from division in a divorce

Many people who begin the divorce process assume that any inheritance or gift they received as an individual while they were married will be theirs to keep and won't be subject to property division. However, that's not always the case. It all depends on how you handle the funds or other assets that are given to you.

What should you do if you encounter a DUI checkpoint?

This time of year as drunk driving accidents increase, police are out in force here in North Carolina and throughout the country in an effort to keep intoxicated drivers off the road. You're likely to see at least one DUI checkpoint over the holidays, particularly around New Year's.