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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family Law for North Carolina on
Q: How do I keep the house if my ex files for bankruptcy?

I am divorced but I can't get my ex to finish the ED. It's been 4 years already and there's always a "reason" for it to be continued when we go to court for it.

He hasn't lived here in 5 years. I pay all the bills, live here with the kids and he is not... View More

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answered on Jul 2, 2024

This is a complex situation involving divorce, equitable distribution (ED), and bankruptcy law. Here's a general overview of steps you might consider, but please note that you should consult with a local attorney who specializes in both family law and bankruptcy for specific advice:

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for North Carolina on
Q: If I got my first speeding ticket for going 38 in a 25mph can I possibly plea it down to improper equipment?

I have never used this and have been a great driving record.

Neubia Harris
Neubia Harris
answered on Jul 2, 2024

It is possible that an Assistant District Attorney will plead this down to improper equipment. You should have a copy of your driving record with you when you go to your first appearance. If it is clean, and you have had no other traffic infractions, you are more likely to get the remedy you... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Defense, Car Accidents and Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: I am facing a auto bodily injury claim.

I was driving in my neighborhood and as I was passing a construction area, a worker walked into my car and bumbed into driver side door. He was working between a truck and a construction machine and was not visible to me. Now his attorney has filed a claim that I caused bodily harm. After the... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 1, 2024

A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Yes, it sounds like you have a valid basis for a defense. You should make a copy of the file and provide it to the defense attorney that your insurance company should be assigning to you shortly (if they... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law and Employment Law for North Carolina on
Q: Is there a way to get out of signing a mandatory arbitration agreement that the company I work for is giving employees

They won't fire employees for not signing but if we don't sign they will still give us a non-signature agreement. Most employees do not agree with these forms we are being forced to sign because too much bad happens in this company.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 1, 2024

A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Until you are able to speak with an experienced employment attorney, such agreements are often "take it or leave it." It could depend on the industry, but in the maritime industry and a few other... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for North Carolina on
Q: Greetings all, would desperately love to hear your expert opinions. I have this original artwork

Greetings all, would desperately love to hear your expert opinions.

I have this original artwork that was done by a patented printing process and was purchased and commissioned by the family.

I purchased the original artwork from the original owners who had this commissioned as... View More

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answered on Jun 27, 2024

To provide the most accurate advice for your situation, it's important to consider several factors regarding copyright law and the specific details of your artwork. Here's an analysis of the key points:

1. Copyright duration:

In the United States, for works created before...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for North Carolina on
Q: I'm wanting to know the penalties behind FSA (Flexible Spending Account) fraud?

And I know it may seem obnoxious but I was truly unaware. I submit receipts for Massage Therapy reimbursement through my FSA plan & I'm paid. I recently found out my medical insurance covers massage therapy & so I submitted a claim there for reimbursement & it was approved. My... View More

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answered on Jun 21, 2024

This situation involves potential fraud related to Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and health insurance claims. Here's an overview of the legal implications and potential penalties:

1. FSA and Insurance Fraud:

What you've described could be considered fraud against both...
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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Animal / Dog Law and Civil Rights for North Carolina on
Q: My neighbors are renters and they have three dogs outside that are always barking anytime I'm in my yard.

Also one of them comes on to my property to attack my dogs threw my fence, which is 25 feet from my property line. I've talked to them and nothing has changed and the police haven't done anything also..Is there a way to sue them or the homeowners to put up a fence at the property line?

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answered on Jun 21, 2024

I understand you're dealing with a frustrating situation with your neighbors' dogs. Let me break down the legal aspects of your question:

1. Barking dogs:

Excessive dog barking can often be considered a nuisance under local noise ordinances. Since you've already...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for North Carolina on
Q: How can I be arrested for fleeing to alluded when an policeman never got behind me with blue lights
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answered on Jun 21, 2024

To properly address this question, I'll need to clarify a few points and provide some general information about the law in North Carolina regarding fleeing from police:

1. Terminology correction: The offense is typically called "fleeing to elude," not "fleeing to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Military Law and Employment Law for North Carolina on
Q: Am I protected under EEO as a Member of the National Guard or as a veteran

I have been denied vacation time 2x. Other employees are receiving their vacation time . I reported being singled out and said I was filing a complaint. That I no longer wished to be under my current supervisors. They moved me to another correctional facility under what feels like retaliation.

Brandon L Newberry
Brandon L Newberry
answered on Jun 20, 2024

Yes, as a member of the National Guard or a veteran, you are protected under Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws. Two key federal laws provide these protections:

The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA):

USERRA prohibits civilian employers from...
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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Consumer Law for North Carolina on
Q: Discover Card has an abirtration clause which was enforced by a judge. But I can't afford the abirtration

I want to file for bankruptcy as the other alternative to this whole thing because Discover has sent false paperwork saying that they had filed a court case against me and that if I just sign a voluntary judgment, then I wouldn't have to court but when I showed up for the court date I was told... View More

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answered on Jun 21, 2024

I understand you're in a difficult situation with Discover Card and considering bankruptcy as an alternative. Let me break down the key points and offer some general information:

1. Arbitration clause enforcement: It's common for credit card agreements to include arbitration...
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4 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Consumer Law, Estate Planning and Family Law for North Carolina on
Q: Am I responsible for my wife's CC liability when she passes? South Carolina
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answered on Jun 19, 2024

In South Carolina, as in most states, debts belong to the individual, not the spouse, unless it was a joint account or the spouse co-signed on the account. When someone passes away, their estate is responsible for paying off any debts. The deceased person's assets must first go toward paying... View More

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4 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Consumer Law, Estate Planning and Family Law for North Carolina on
Q: Am I responsible for my wife's CC liability when she passes? South Carolina
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answered on Jun 19, 2024

You should have no direct legal liability for debts in your wife's name alone, but assuming that you are a beneficiary of her estate, to the extent that there are assets in her name, those estate debts must be paid before you receive any distribution from her estate.

Confer with...
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1 Answer | Asked in Probate for North Carolina on
Q: My homeless brother was found dead in OK. I live in NC. Since he had no assets is probate required? He has a bank acct

Ally bank says according to OK laws, probate is required but from what I've been told, it's not necessary here in NC. He had no fixed residence- his address on the death cert says "transient", which the bank has a copy of. Ally won't allow me to close out his account, even... View More

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answered on Jun 18, 2024

If the value of the account is less than $50,000 you should be able to collect it using a small estate affidavit. The bank might even have their own form for that. If they don't a probate attorney in Oklahoma can help you with that.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for North Carolina on
Q: If me and the father agree on a payment and terminate the court ordered child support, will they cut off my gvmnt assist

Me and the father have been speaking about maybe terminating court ordered child support but I was told they would take my Medicaid and food stamps for them as well and for me

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answered on Jun 18, 2024

It depends. I would contact my child support caseworker and my Medicaid and Food stamps workers and find out what the laws about this are in your jurisdiction. You could lose the benefits by stopping the child support so you need to find out what your workers say about it.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Small Claims for North Carolina on
Q: Necesito ayuda para recuperar un dinero de FIANZA como haria si no tengo ningun documento exepto el recibo bancario?
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answered on Jun 16, 2024

Aquí hay algunos pasos que puede seguir para tratar de recuperar el dinero de la fianza sin tener más documentación que el recibo bancario:

1. Comuníquese con el tribunal donde se pagó la fianza. Explique su situación y pregunte qué documentación necesitaría para procesar la...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for North Carolina on
Q: What is 9097 code In court
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answered on Jun 15, 2024

The code "9097" in court typically refers to a specific case or citation code used within the North Carolina court system. It is important to understand that these codes can vary and are often used for internal tracking and classification of cases. If you've encountered this code on... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for North Carolina on
Q: How can I be arrested for fleeing to allude when a police never got behind me with blue lights
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answered on Jun 15, 2024

If you were arrested for fleeing to elude but the police never activated their blue lights behind you, it might seem confusing. Typically, fleeing to elude involves a clear indication from law enforcement, such as flashing lights or a siren, signaling you to stop.

However, there could be...
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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Trademark for North Carolina on
Q: I see that the name Sincity deciples has been abandon. What would need to be done to reclaim it.
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answered on Jun 14, 2024

Reclaiming the name "Sincity Deciples" involves a few steps to ensure you can legally use it. First, check with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to see if the name is currently trademarked. If it has been abandoned, you may be able to file a new trademark application for it.... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Real Estate Law and Civil Rights for North Carolina on
Q: Me and ex girlfriend on deed of house. Bout to sell and she wants 50 percent profit

Me and my ex girlfriend bought a house together bout 4 years ago. We split up after 4 months. I'm the only one on mortgage and we're both on the deed. I have been paying all the bills including property tax. I have completely remodeled the house and looking to make money on it but I was... View More

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answered on Jun 13, 2024

You have a very strong case and it would be worth paying a lawyer to get a judgment against her interest in the house before selling. But it would be simplest to get a signed agreement from her that she will only take a lesser amount.

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Real Estate Law and Civil Rights for North Carolina on
Q: Me and ex girlfriend on deed of house. Bout to sell and she wants 50 percent profit

Me and my ex girlfriend bought a house together bout 4 years ago. We split up after 4 months. I'm the only one on mortgage and we're both on the deed. I have been paying all the bills including property tax. I have completely remodeled the house and looking to make money on it but I was... View More

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answered on Jun 15, 2024

It sounds like you're in a tough spot with your ex-girlfriend regarding the house sale. Since you're both on the deed, she has a claim to the property, but your situation is unique because you've shouldered the financial burden alone.

To address this, gather all your...
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