When a child is born to a married couple in North Carolina, the husband is presumed to be the father of the child and possesses the same parenting rights and privileges as the child’s mother. This is not the case when the child’s parents are not married. When a mother is not married, she retains… Read More


Weather-related car accidents are a year-round occurrence, but winter weather conditions have the biggest impact on traffic accidents. Rain, snow, sleet, ice, fog, and even wind contribute to motor vehicle accidents by reducing visibility and impairing vehicle control. Car accidents come with a high price tag, which is why liability auto insurance is required virtually… Read More


Unfortunately, many people put off planning about assisted living and nursing home care because simply thinking about it is too stressful for them. Preparing for the next stage in your life does not have to be daunting, however. We urge you to consider planning for the future early, so that when the time comes you… Read More


Not long ago, it was assumed that during divorce, the children went with the mother, and if alimony was to be issued, it was reserved only to wives. While that may have made sense many decades ago because women traditionally were not the breadwinners in the family, the times have changed drastically. Not only do… Read More


We all know just how dangerous drunk driving is. It accounts for roughly one third of all traffic fatalities by impairing reaction time, risk assessment, and the driver’s motor control. However, if the driver that hit you did not register a 0.08 blood alcohol level, they may have registered an unsafe level of fatigue if… Read More


We have all felt the searing pain of a kitchen stovetop burn or the lingering blister caused by grabbing a hot pan. Most burns happen in the home, and many of these burns can be incredibly severe. Burns also happen at work or as the result of traffic collisions. A tractor-trailer collision ended in a… Read More


A utility worker in Taylorsville, North Carolina was recently killed while cutting a tree away from a downed power line, according to WRAL.com. Typically, injuries and fatalities that happen on the job are covered by workers’ compensation benefits, and filing a lawsuit is not possible. Workers’ compensation benefits pay for medical costs and wage replacement,… Read More


A prenuptial agreement, commonly referred to as a ‘prenup,’ is a legal contract that defines the financial property of each spouse before the marriage begins. Prenuptial agreements are not commonly found in most marriages, but that does not mean that there is not a time or place for them. To learn more about the benefits… Read More


In what seems to be something too awful to fully comprehend as being legal, senior citizens are being snatched up across the country by court guardians. These court guardians get approval to take an elderly person or couple from their homes and put them in an assisted living facility, without the elderly person’s consent or… Read More


Traffic fatalities rose in 2016 by 5.6 percent from the year before, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The last year with more fatalities happened in 2007, and even worse, 2017 numbers, which are not yet available, are projected to be even higher than 2016. What is causing this increase in traffic… Read More