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North Carolina Felony Expungement Bill

Many individuals that have been convicted of a felony or are facing felony charges are concerned about the expungement possibilities of the conviction from their record. The possibility of expungement is important because a felony conviction on an individual’s record may affect job opportunities and other important events throughout their life. Under North Carolina law, More

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How Alimony is Calculated in North Carolina

North Carolina is unique in comparison to many other states in the treatment and determination of alimony between two spouses. In North Carolina, there are no set guidelines for a determination of alimony, and the alimony award may vary based on the judge assigned to a specific case. Alimony is paid by a supporting spouse More

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What Can You Sue for in Small Claims Court?

North Carolina’s small claims courts are a division of District Court in the state of North Carolina.  Small claims are the proper venue for Landlord/Tenant Evictions matters as well as monies-owed disputes in which the amount in controversy is $10,000 or below. The purpose of small claims courts is to settle disputes over property or More

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How to Get Custody of a Child

In North Carolina, one parent can initiate a civil action for child custody to set up or change the custody of a minor child amongst two parents. The statutes that provide the law on child custody in North Carolina is set out in Chapter 50B of the North Carolina General Statutes. Jurisdiction of state to More

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DWI vs. DUI

If you have been charged with Driving While Impaired or Driving Under the Influence, you are probably curious what the differences are between the two types of crimes. Under North Carolina law, the formal charge for driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is referred to as a DWI. DUI is another term More

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Child Custody Determinations in North Carolina

For parents facing separation or divorce, the custody determination and arrangement for their children is often the most important and at times emotional component of the process. Custody determinations can be complicated and fact specific based on the best interest of the children involved in the custody action. The basics of a custody determination in More

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Can You Expunge a Misdemeanor in North Carolina?

A misdemeanor is any crime considered less serious than a felony and thus is not punished as severely. Misdemeanors include infractions such as petty theft, simple assault, public intoxication, vandalism, or disorderly conduct. In most cases, they result in monetary fines and/or up to twelve months in jail, but do not cause the loss of civil More

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What Am I Entitled to in a Divorce?

One of the first questions we hear from clients who are ending a marriage is, “What am I entitled to in my divorce?” It’s a fair question. When a couple decides to go their separate ways for whatever reasons, there are a lot of emotions and concerns involved, not least of which is how you More

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How to File a Restraining Order to North Carolina

When you’re going through a divorce or separation, the process can quickly become difficult, painful, and, for some people, dangerous. At Mulligan Epstein Attorneys, we understand the problems that can arise during these conversations, which is why our family law attorneys help our clients file restraining orders when necessary. A restraining order is a temporary More

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Filing a Personal Injury Claim After a Car Accident

According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, 2.35 million people in the United States are injured or disabled each year due to car accidents. These high numbers are troubling, especially for the people who are suffering due to an accident. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you have a number of More