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April 2018 Archives

North Carolina's legal separation period

Unlike other states, North Carolina has a very long period in which a couple must be legally separated before they can get a divorce. Specifically, a couple has to be legally separated for basically one year before a court can grant a final and permanent decree of dissolution.

Wrong place at the wrong time? You will need a solid defense

A previous post on this blog reported that several people in a town not far from Statesville, North Carolina, had been caught up in a drug bust. Police reportedly found methamphetamine and other evidence of drug distribution in the home that they searched.

Premarital agreements in North Carolina

North Carolina law allows couples planning to marry to enter into premarital agreements before they tie the knot. These agreements are important not only in the event of a divorce or separation, but also when one of the spouses simply wants to protect the inheritance of any children from a previous relationship.

Multiple people facing drug charges in connection with meth bust

Seven people who face multiple drug-related charges after police allegedly broke up a methamphetamine distributing operation. The alleged operation was taking place relatively close to an elementary school in Drexel, North Carolina, which is a town not far from Statesville.

How deferred prosecution helps a first-time offender

The word criminal often induces a stereotypical image in the mind of a hardened person with no conscience or regret for illegal behavior. Of course, people exist who fit that description, but many times criminals are just everyday citizens who made a mistake. Alcohol, peer pressure, financial struggles, mental illness and more can all push someone in the wrong direction, and a person may end up doing something he or she would not normally do. 

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