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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.

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We’ve all heard the saying, “Don’t make a federal case out of it.” It’s meant to imply a substantial Domestic Violence Charges in Charlotte NCoverreaction or hyperbolic assessment of a problem.  In the south, we might say, “Don’t make such a fuss.”  But is it really fair regarding “DV” charges in Charlotte?  Is domestic violence a federal offense?

Should it be?

Federal Court and federal criminal charges are serious stuff.  People can serve long, long prison sentences if indicted and found guilty of violations of serious federal, criminal laws.

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Little v. Little is an unpublished family law decision by the NC Court of Appeals.  In part, the opinion is helpful to attorneys in understanding the process/logic of calculating child support, especially for parents who are self Child Support Self Employedemployed.

As an unpublished decision, “Agibail B. Little v. Everett D. Little” (the formal caption of the lawsuit/opinion) does not carry precedential value.  It is not binding legal authority in family court.

The matter stems from a family court dispute in Union County, North Carolina and the ruling of the Monroe District Court Judge.  The defendant in the case, Mr. Little, appeals from a court order regarding a motion to modify child support.

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Failure to pay child support in North Carolina is problematic at best.  Past due child support may result in contempt proceedings, What happens if child support is late?assuming there is an ability to pay.

If you have legal questions about child support and your legal options in the event support is either consistently late and/or non-existent, speak with an experienced Charlotte family law attorney.

Each case, like each client, is unique.  The background circumstances regarding how child support came into existence may play a key role in making a claim.

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Debt in Equitable DistributionFamily court judges are charged with the responsibility of categorizing assets and debts, determining their value, and distributing them in a fair, equitable manner.

That’s how Equitable Distribution works in North Carolina.

And while that may seem rather straightforward or even obvious, such matters can be deceptively complex.

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Red Flag Laws in NCAccording to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, there are approximately 20,000 daily calls to Domestic Violence (DV) hotlines.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) reports “gun availability” results in a substantially higher incidence of domestic homicides.

In intimate partner relationships, the abusive partner’s access to a gun increases the chances of murder on women (femicide), making it anywhere to 5x – 8x more likely.  When guns are involved, statistics indicate abusers inflict the most damaging and severe forms of domestic abuse.

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Equitable Distribution in NCWill Jeff Bezos still be the “worlds richest man” after getting divorced?  Maybe.  A lot depends on whether Bezos and his wife executed a contract that is often referred to as a Prenup or Pre-Nuptial agreement.

Of course, Jeff Bezos may not have been the world’s richest man in the first place.  It’s likely he was a part of the world’s richest couple.

All the money earned at Amazon probably isn’t “his.”  Instead, it’s reasonable to assume the billions from Amazon is theirs.

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Divorce Attorney Charlotte NCResearching divorce and divorce lawyers is often an emotional but important first step.  Considering your legal options is a good idea, especially if you’re not entirely certain you even if want to try separation or possibly end the marriage.

There are a lot of things to consider in addition to the relationship itself. Distribution of your marital estate can be extraordinarily complicated.

You might not realize the entire value of individual and marital assets until looking at things holistically, considering the totality of circumstances.

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Show Cause Contempt of CourtFailure to pay child support in North Carolina may result in a Show Cause Order and Civil Contempt proceedings.

Once entered, the Burden of Proof shifts, requiring the defendant/respondent to show why he or she should not be held in civil contempt of court.

Family law attorneys may refer to that person as the “contemnor.”

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