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Restraining Orders and Violations in North Carolina

The District Courts of North Carolina can issue orders of protection between domestic partners or neighbors. If served with a restraining order, you are not required to attend the court date. However, if you wish to contest the order then you should attend the hearing with an attorney. If you do not show up, then More

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North Carolina Concealed Carry Laws

North Carolina does require a permit to purchase handguns within the state. The permit typically comes from your local sheriff’s office. While you do not need to register your handguns with the sheriff, the sheriff does have the right to retain and make available to law enforcement agencies a list of permitees. Although the state More

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How to Get Child Support

In North Carolina, child support is mandated by a set of child support guidelines that determine the amount of support due based on a worksheet computation that considers the income and other support obligations of each parent. In order to begin a child support case in North Carolina, a parent may contact the Department of More

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What Shows Up on a Background Check?

A background check is conducted in many circumstances such as gaining employment, certain volunteer activities, obtaining housing, and various other situations. Knowing what is reported on your background check is important in order to prepare and present any information accurately when questioned about your background check. When a background check is conducted, any previous arrests More

North Carolina Alimony Laws Cohabitation

North Carolina Alimony Laws Cohabitation

In North Carolina, alimony may be awarded to a dependent spouse by the court based on a consideration of factors. Once ordered by a court, an alimony order may be terminated or modified based on a change in the income of one or both of the spouses, death of one the spouses, remarriage of the More

Reasons for a Suspended Drivers License in North Carolina

Reasons for a Suspended Driver’s License

In North Carolina, an individual’s driver’s license may be suspended for a wide variety of reasons. The most common reasons for a suspended drivers’ license are traffic related offenses such as speeding, reckless driving, or driving while intoxicated. A driver’s license may also be suspended for accumulating too many license points as a result of More

Social security disability appeals process North Carolina

Social Security Disability Appeals Process

An initial denial for Social Security Disability benefits can be disheartening and the appeals process can be intimidating and confusing. The attorneys at Mulligan Epstein are here to assist you in this process. The first step in a Social Security Disability is a reconsideration claim. The reconsideration consists of a review of the individual’s file. More

Non-compete clauses North Carolina

How do Non-Compete Clauses Work

Non-compete clauses are often part of an employment contract in which the employee agrees not to compete with the employer. A non-compete clause may be for the duration of the contract that limits the employee from engaging in work that would compete with the employer while the employee is still working under the employer. A More

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Consequences of a DWI under 21 in North Carolina

Under North Carolina law, anyone under the age of 21 may be charged with the offense of driving while impaired if they are found to be operating a motor vehicle under the influence of an impairing substance, as is the case for drivers over 21. However, for drivers under the age of 21, any amount More

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How Long Does It Take to Evict a Tenant in North Carolina?

Pursuant to North Carolina law, a landlord may, following successful judicial proceeding, forcibly evict a tenant seven days after the filing of a writ of possession. North Carolina provides four instances in which a landlord may institute eviction proceedings against a tenant: non-payment of rent, a holdover tenant situation, material breach of the lease agreement More