*For additional information regarding the criterion for inclusion or membership for lawyer associations, awards, & certifications click image for link .
Published on:

The doctrine of Equitable Adoption is a judicially created “equitable” remedy that may, under very narrow circumstances,Equitable Adoption recognize a parent-child relationship in the absence of formal legal adoption.  

Under the doctrine, inheritance rights may apply as a matter of equity when and if the child’s parents die intestate and those parents intended to but failed to formally perform a legal adoption before passing away.

Such claims are closely scrutinized and rarely applied under the NC Adoption Laws – Bill Powers, Charlotte Family Law Attorney 

Published on:

Chapter 7B of the Juvenile Code regarding Abuse, Neglect, and Dependency proceedings sets forth the procedures and BEST INTERESTS REMOVAL OF AN UNFIT PARENTprotocols for the removal of a child from an “unfit parent.”

North Carolina law Section 7B-906.2(b) requires the Trial Court to include possible reunification of parent and child as part of an initial “permanency plan.”

N.C.G.S. Section 7B-906.1(e)(1) further requires the Court to make formal findings regarding whether it is possible for the removed child or children to be returned (placed) with the parent within six months of the hearing.

Published on:

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, LGBT+ persons are more likely to experience rape, CAN I GET A RESTRAINING ORDERphysical violence, or stalking than heterosexual persons.

43.8% of lesbians and 61.1% of bisexual women have experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner at some point in their lifetime, as opposed to 35% of heterosexual women.

26% of gay men and 37.3% of bisexual men have experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime, compared to 29% of heterosexual men.

Published on:

Virtual School and Online Learning is new to just about everyone in Charlotte.  LAWYERS WHO HANDLE FAMILY LAW CASES IN CHARLOTTE NC

It’s OK if you’re a bit stressed out.

There’s frankly a lot to juggle between work, household chores, and maintaining some semblance of a schedule.

Published on:

“What type of lawyer are you?”  That’s a common question lawyers get from people they meet. Charlotte Divorce Lawyers

Attorneys in smaller jurisdictions may answer, “I do a little bit of everything,” or “I’m a general practitioner.”

In big-city Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, responses to that same question may include “criminal defense lawyer” or “family law attorney” or “corporate counsel.”

Published on:

Sometimes married couples who plan on getting divorced think it’s a good idea to settle-up with a spouse and then retain a lawyer Lawyers who handle divorce cases in Charlotteto draw up the necessary paperwork. 

Clearly, it’s preferable to be reasonable and proceed in good faith in dealing with your spouse, particularly in instances where the marriage has fallen apart but the respective parties still care for one another.     

Marriage offers an economy of scale that extends beyond just tax rates, deductions, and claiming eligible dependents.  

Published on:

Child Visitation in North Carolina  CHILD CUSTODY DURING COVID-19

The Coronavirus and COVID-19 changes how we live day-to-day.   

That involves more than just grocery shopping, doctor visits, and going to work.  

Published on:

Nationwide, January 6, 2020 has been informally designated as “Divorce Day.”  Charlotte divorce lawyers anticipate a sharp DIVORCE LAWYERS IN CHARLOTTEincrease in call volume immediately following the holidays.

While it may be popular to call it “Divorce Day,” in North Carolina, it might be better entitled, “Divorce Year.”

In part that is because the NC divorce laws, with certain exceptions, ordinarily mandate a minimum period of separation of 12 months before filing for divorce is authorized under the law.

Published on:

Surviving the holidays in a difficult marriage can be difficult at best.  Despite that, legal separation and filing for divorce in Charlotte tend to decline during certain seasons.  When is the best time to get divorced?

Pre-existing problems in a marriage may be exacerbated by family commitments and the hustle brought on by the time of the year.

Some parents stay married for the children, thinking to themselves, “I want to give them one more special time before moving forward.”

Published on:

You can always elect to represent yourself in most legal matters before the Court. In response to the question, “Is a lawyer required for divorce?” the answer is “No.”Is a lawyer required?

That’s also often true for many other types of legal matters, including traffic tickets, car accidents, and criminal charges.

There are very few instances when a lawyer would be “required,” and even then, as a practical matter, courts rarely demand lawyers get involved.

Contact Information