It depends. Usually folks hire a lawyer if either (a) it's a major ticket like a DUI or (b) it's a minor ticket that will effect their insurance or license, because of prior strikes. If it's your first ticket, it's a minor ticket, it falls under your insurer's forgiveness...Read more »
Yes, they are allowed to date and have sex, so long as it is consensual, they do not have a teacher/student relationship, North Carolina law applies, etc. In North Carolina 16 is the age of consent. Even minors younger than 16 are allowed to have consensual sex within a certain age-range (I think...Read more »
Im currently thinking about divorcing my husband but I’m worried that if I do he will take back his permission to move back to Germany with our son like he and I agreed on I don’t have anything in written or notarized but I’m kinda curious what rights I have and what would be important to... Read more »
In North Carolina, spousal and custody agreements have to be in writing and notarized. For custody matters, the court can ignore any agreement you make regarding custody if they feel that's in the best interests of the child. Typically, you also have to disclose all material facts (like your...Read more »
They are reporting Trump supporters are white supremist with possible ties to KKK. This is false reporting and inaccurate with no supporting evidence. Is that against the law, they are required to have facts to prove their statement? I want to sue them to prove the statement and if not to pay... Read more »
I'm not clear what the question is. There are some pro bono programs for domestic abuse victims. They usually focus on restraining orders and the like, rather than property and divorce. They also usually have more cases than they have resources to handle.
I'm sure there are, but attorneys do not ordinarily do pro bono work for family law issues. Those that cannot afford an attorney are usually left to the machinations of DIY and self-service options. It might be easier to point you in the right direction with more information.
Attorneys do not generally provide pro bono services for divorces. However, there are many DIY self-service type options. For example, I charge $10 on Fiverr to prepare all of the divorce filing paperwork. It prepares the documents in an automated fashion without custom legal advice and you still...Read more »
My husband spoke to an attorney and wanted to understand his rights and what he would need to do to start the separation process. Could he move out and it not be considered abandonment? I guess I'm trying to find out if he would have been advised to not leave the house and to do other steps first?
Generally, it is ideal (though not necessarily common) to sign a separation agreement before moving out. Abandonment, among other things, can be used as an accusation of marital misconduct. Legitimate claims of abandonment are rare, but the fear of abandonment claims is more common.
They requested a deposit of $1000 and in the agreement it says I agree to buy a home. The salesman told me this locks in my material costs for 30days. I hadn't closed on my existing home sale at the time and he told me not to worry everything would get going within 30 days. Lender he... Read more »
It's difficult to say without doing a full consultation that includes reading the contract and getting more information. However, as a general matter, a successful breach of contract claim will include the cost of lost profits. This is because the court is trying to put the plaintiff in the...Read more »
Yes, I know this may seem like a BS question but I swear I'm not lying. Through a streak of luck, I've managed to place myself in a position where I can own a software company that nets over half a million annually, while taking a ~20% cut. I do not want to file for emancipation if possible.
I may have a different perspective as more of a business attorney. I imagine it being difficult to run a business of that size when you don't have the right to sign binding business contracts as a minor; rights that are granted upon emancipation.
The other two attorneys are correct. Your spouse generally should not have a claim to your inheritance, even if that inheritance was converted from money to a home, however may have a claim to contributions made during the marriage.
This is a complicated question in terms of child labor laws, contracts with minors, etc. that may depend on the circumstances and age. However, I am not familiar with any general prohibition against young business owners or age requirements to create an LLC.
We never acquired an employer id number (EIN) from the IRS. We have never filed a tax return. Are we a valid corporation? Are we a valid HOA? Can the NC SoS revoke our charter? What would that mean vis-a-vis the validity of the corporation?
The age of the HOA means that it does not... Read more »
Presuming you formed an LLC with your articles of incorporation, you were required to file an annual report and pay a fee each year. If you fail to file an annual report, the state can dissolve your LLC under § 57D-6-06. You can verify whether the LLC has been dissolved on the Secretary of State...Read more »
In North Carolina, alimony is awarded based on a "totality of the circumstances" test. Cheating (or baseless accusations of cheating) are one of the factors the judge considers, especially in determining the amount. However, your spouse is not legally-barred from pursuing alimony as a...Read more »
We have been living together as husband and wife, in the same house as a married couple. I was served with divorce papers, out of the blue, for an absolute divorce. It states we have been separated for one year and we have not. We were married in 2013 and have been together on and off. However... Read more »
You can't put your husband behind bars in a civil lawsuit, as only the government can pursue criminal matters. The police are unlikely to show up and cuff him. It's actually very common for people to lie about the separation date, even if - in theory - there can be serious consequences....Read more »
We both signed a separation agreement in May of this year. The document was supposed to be filed in June. I found out a few weeks ago that the document was not going to be filed until the end of this month and that his lawyer is filing divorce papers. He also recently reported the tags on my car... Read more »
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