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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Child Support for North Carolina on
Q: I am the victim of a on going dv case and I do not want to pursue it .

what can I say or do to help him when I am at court, can I say that I do not want to testify against him on grounds that I want to get back to together with him and do not want to compromise and happy home or do I pled the 5th . Also we have kids together he pays child support for child care is... Read more »

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Adam Bull answered on Dec 12, 2019

You need to be very careful and consider why, after what presum8is a short period of time, you are changing your position from seeking court protection from him because of your statements under oath of your fear of him, to expressing the exact opposite. You were either fabricating your statements... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for North Carolina on
Q: My dad passed away with no will and no spouse.. i am the only surviving child do I get everything

This is north Carolina btw

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Adam Bull answered on Dec 11, 2019

After payment of any debts, yes.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for North Carolina on
Q: If a father was granted temporary custody can he live the cild in his girlfriends care for while is otr truck driving?

Father was granted custody temporarily his name is the only one on the ex parte motion his girlfriend has no relation to child

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Adam Bull answered on Dec 11, 2019

A parent who has custody is presumed to be making reasonable decisions for the child, which includes care arrangements. It would be your burden to establish that his caretaker is inappropriate or a danger to the child.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for North Carolina on
Q: I slapped my boyfriend and got a charge

I am 19 he is 21 we are parents of a 3 month old with a ton of bills and in process of buying a house I slapped him and he went to stay at his dads . My neighbor in apartment called cops I admitted to slapping him and I got a charge! I’ve never been in trouble how do we get this dropped!!

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Adam Bull answered on Dec 5, 2019

It's a criminal matter so the state prosecutes the case not your boyfriend. He cannot dismiss the charge, only the state can, and given you admitted it, they can prosecute the case without boyfriend.

You can enroll in an anger management and domestic violence prevention program to address...
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2 Answers | Asked in Juvenile Law and Criminal Law for North Carolina on
Q: My mom is filing ungovernable youth charges against me. Do I have any rights as a minor?

Her reason for the ungovernable charge was that I am disrespectful and I do what I want when I want. About ten days ago. She slapped me, so hard I couldn’t hear out of my ear. That entire side of my face went numb. Then I yelled at her that I hated her and hit her arm. When she called the police,... Read more »

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Adam Bull answered on Dec 4, 2019

You have a right to an attorney and one should be appointed to you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for North Carolina on
Q: im 17 3 months away from 18 and want ti live with my dad because we have a good connection but my mom has custody of me

my dad and i have a good connection and I can't take the stress from my mom and step dad even though they help me a lot, I have wanted to be with my dad even though sometimes it's not the best place at times but thats where i want to be

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Adam Bull answered on Dec 4, 2019

at 17 you have the ability to have input on your custody, however no one can change the Court order but the Court unless the parents agree. Your father can file a motion to modify custody. To prevail he will need to show that there has been a substantial change of circumstances and that changing... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for North Carolina on
Q: Been divorced 4 years. Remained in house because I have 3 kids. Ex is pressuring me to move. I have no money to move.

I tried to get loan from bank but was turned down. Ex is only paying $225 towards house payment which is $909. Savings is being depleted. Have no money for down payment if I moved. He, by the way,has way more money than I do. He drives an Audi and goes on vacations. Me on the other hand am about... Read more »

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Adam Bull answered on Dec 3, 2019

What does your divorce say about property division and spousal support??? If you didnt raise these claims they are now barred by the divorce judgement. If the divorce dealt with these issues you cant retry the property division.

Call an experienced family law attorney to help you.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Military Law for North Carolina on
Q: How would My civilian wife be considered to be the best interest of the children when she doesn't work

She doesn't have a place to live, she smokes weed, and had another man in our home while the kids were there. She calls me names in front of the kids and yells at them all of time. I am trying to get custody and the grandmother said she would drive here to take care of them is that an option?

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Adam Bull answered on Nov 25, 2019

These are all issues and facts if proven are factors for the Court to consider in the best interest of the children. A parent not working is not a big factor as it is hard to relate to how that would effect the children, and in fact may be a positive for mom if it provides her more time to be... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for North Carolina on
Q: Is my wife responsible for helping pay my daughter college tuition. Me and my wife separate and she is receiving post

Separation and alimony now. The child was 12yrs old when i marry my wife and i had custody of my daughter. And will i receive child credit for her in child support hearing because we also have a 6yrs during the marry and she is seeking support for the child we have together.

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Adam Bull answered on Nov 25, 2019

No and no. As your older daughter is not your wife's, she has no responsibility for her financial care. Second, child support ends when children turn 18 and graduate high school.

Because she is over 18 you do not ot get an offset for any of her expenses in college.

You each have an...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Sexual Harassment for North Carolina on
Q: my niece is getting sexually abused by her stepdad how can get her back to my hometown in Texas. I did call CPS

called CPS and made a out cry allegation.

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Adam Bull answered on Nov 25, 2019

You did the right thing. They will do an investigation. You can request kinship placement but it takes time to complete a home study and coordinate between the states.. she may be in foster care during this process.

They have to consider placement with the other parent first. Where is her...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for North Carolina on
Q: Is paying wife medical insurance before separating can be equity distribution for 4 years
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Adam Bull answered on Nov 24, 2019

Providing health insurance before separation is not an asset to divide in equitable distribution. It could be considered in claims for post separation support but only if paid after date of se

2 Answers | Asked in Juvenile Law and Criminal Law for North Carolina on
Q: My sister is 17 and out mother pressed charges on her and she is currently locked up. I need to know how this all works.

Can someone other then her parent or guardian bail her out?

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Adam Bull answered on Nov 24, 2019

Anyone can post the bail money for a person. But be careful interjecting in this situation. If your sister is a minor, its unlikely they would hold her on much of a bond unless the charges were serious.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for North Carolina on
Q: I’m 17 and I want to go hang out with my friends for a little while, but my mom says no. Can I leave anyways without

Getting in trouble with authorities. I’m not running away we are just going to hang out for a little while

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Adam Bull answered on Nov 24, 2019

No. This is not a legal question. She is your parent. When you are an adult and can support yourself, are 18 and out of high school, you can make decisions on your own, but you are also responsible for the outcome of those decisions.

Late teenage years are difficult, but your parents...
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1 Answer | Asked in Probate and Estate Planning for North Carolina on
Q: Why was I disinherited from my granny estate in NC while being PR over my fathers estate in SC I lost out on 50k

I'm from SC my father predeceased his mom he died in SC I'm personal representative over my dad estate but I was sent a notice of probate for my granny estate with my name on it she died interstate secession in north Carolina I contacted the executor in was told the court ordered for child support... Read more »

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Adam Bull answered on Nov 23, 2019

Under NC law illegitimate children cannot take by intestacy. There is a distinction between paternity and legitimation. If your father never went through the formal process of legitimation and didnt leave a will, you cannot do it now.

The laws in each state may differ but the public...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for North Carolina on
Q: I'm 18, paid for my laptop 100% and my mother took it, can I press charges

I am 18, I paid for my laptop 100% myself. We got into a disagreement, not for any disciplinary or responsibility issues. So she took my phone and laptop, I honestly need both for college and work. I have a project due this monday and if I can't access them my college grade will fail, I don't have... Read more »

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Adam Bull answered on Nov 22, 2019

Even though you may be able to do something, doesnt always mean you should. Part of being an adult is dealing with things maturely, even when others around you dont.

Why dont you try to have a calm nature discussion with your mother about what happened that lead her to " take" your laptop...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Health Care Law and Insurance Defense for North Carolina on
Q: Wife and I are separated. Her employer had open enrollment for insurance. Do I have to carry her on my ins. still?

North Carolina. We have a child together and I will be carrying him on my insurance.

Adam Bull
Adam Bull answered on Nov 21, 2019

Generally yes, until there is a divorce decree or other court order addressing the issue.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for North Carolina on
Q: My fiance text message me, I have full custody of two of our daughters. Can I use this text message in a family court.

Got into a argument over responsibility. Then she text message me that I can have the girls.

Adam Bull
Adam Bull answered on Nov 20, 2019

Any communication from an asverse party is admissible as a statement against interest.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for North Carolina on
Q: My daughter's father sent me a text message conceding his visitation time. Does filing modification require court date?

He had not seen her for 4 months prior to this text message, and has seen her three time since. He has brought us all her belongings from his home. I have not heard form his attorney after asking several times, and the attorney that previously represented me is waiting for the other party to act.... Read more »

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Adam Bull answered on Nov 18, 2019

No, it diesnt but they may assign one anyways. You need to file a motion to modify but you can follow it up with a consent order signed by both parties and notarized, setting out the terms, for the judge to sign which will avoid the necessity of a hearing.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for North Carolina on
Q: can they force wife to file for child support to keep Medicaid?

We are in NC. My wife and I have been separated and we have one child together. We didn’t want to go through court for child support and custody we have our on agreement. The people at the Medicaid office are telling my wife that she has to file for child support or our child losing Medicaid

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Adam Bull answered on Nov 14, 2019

Yes. As a parent you are primarily responsible for the needs of your child(ren) not the state or the taxpayers. If she is receiving financial assistance, from the state, the state can collect that money back from you.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for North Carolina on
Q: Divorce and retirement entitlement.

I have been married over 9 years and am planning on filing for divorce. Is my husband entitled to part of my retirement in the future?

Adam Bull
Adam Bull answered on Nov 12, 2019

Potentially depending on what type of retirement and whether its vested. There are several factors to look at. Consult an experienced family law attorney to evaluate your matter.

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