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September 2017 Archives

When to request a child custody modification

When a child custody arrangement no longer works, parents may need to request a child custody modification from the family law court. There are a variety of reasons why a child custody agreement may need to be modified but the family law court will always seek to do what is in the best interests of the child. If the child is in danger, for instance, the family law court may modify a child custody order and will seek to determine if there is domestic violence in the home, if the danger is immediate and if the child has expressed a desire not to be in the home.

Several arrested for drug charges in Statesville

Drug charges should never be taken lightly and require a strong criminal defense. Several individuals in the Statesville area are facing drug charges after authorities allegedly found drugs in a home. Authorities allegedly found methamphetamine, heroin and other drugs in the home. Police were searching for a 20-year old man wanted by law enforcement, who lives at the home, but stated they also believed there was drug activity in the home. According to police, a 32-year old man attempted to flee the home when authorities arrived. A 43-year old man was also arrested at the home.

The family law system helps with a range of divorce concerns

This blog recently discussed alimony but alimony is just one of many concerns divorcing couples may have. The family law system provides a range of resources and help for divorcing couples to help them address their divorce-related concerns. Divorcing couples have many understandable concerns related to their children, their property, their finances and assets and other concerns.

3 factors that affect child custody decisions

One issue that you may not think about right away when filing for a divorce is child custody. Many people in North Carolina assume that the courts will give them primary custody of their kids just because they ask for it. Little do they realize that the courts use many factors to determine which parent children are better off with. 

Understanding alimony basics

Alimony is not awarded in all circumstances in North Carolina so it is helpful for couples to understand when alimony, sometimes referred to as spousal support, will be awarded. The purpose of alimony is to assist a non-wage earning or lower-wage earning spouse with the transition following divorce. In some circumstances, a spouse may have stayed at home to care for the household and children or contributed to the other spouse's career or education so alimony may be awarded to help that spouse become financially self-sufficient following a divorce.

Marine charged with DWI in North Carolina after fatal accident

Drunk driving charges are serious charges that can carry stiff penalties. In a North Carolina community east of Statesville, an active-duty marine was recently charged in relation to a fatal accident. The 45-year old man is accused of blowing a blood alcohol content twice the legal limit. He has been charged with DWI, felony hit and run, felony death by motor vehicle and careless and reckless driving. The man was arrested following the fatal accident.

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