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Infractions vs. Misdemeanors

When is a Traffic Offense an Infraction,  and When is a Traffic Offense a Misdemeanor?

In North Carolina traffic offenses are divided into three categories, infractions, misdemeanors and felonies. The specific traffic offense you can be charged with will depend on the unique nature of the offense and the circumstances involved. The most serious of the three categories is a felony charge while the least serious offenses are infractions.  Not…

Consequences of ignoring a traffic ticket in North Carolina

Consequences of Ignoring a NC Traffic Ticket 

Receiving a simple traffic ticket can be a headache. However, if you ignore the ticket it could snowball into a serious matter with long-lasting consequences. You could be faced with increased fines, penalties, license revocation, and suspension, and added points on both your license and DMV record that will negatively affect your insurance rates. In…

Debunking Traffic Ticket Myths | Hopper Cummings, Chatham County Attorneys

Dispelling Myths About Traffic Laws in North Carolina

Navigating the aftermath of a traffic ticket in North Carolina can be daunting, especially when misconceptions cloud your judgment. It is essential to arm yourself with factual information, ideally from a seasoned attorney, to effectively handle a traffic violation. The repercussions of a traffic conviction, such as points on your license and soaring insurance premiums,…

Crisis Prevention, Domestic Violence Help | Chatham County Family Law Attorneys

Recognizing Mental and Emotional Abuse in Chatham County, North Carolina

Domestic violence encompasses more than just physical harm; it includes mental and emotional abuse, often unnoticed yet equally detrimental. Victims may feel intimidated and powerless. There are legal options and support available in Chatham County, North Carolina.   Understanding Domestic Violence Laws in Chatham County North Carolina has laws against domestic violence, which include behaviors causing…

Healthcare Directives and Your Estate Plan

What are Healthcare Directives? Do I need them?

If you are unable to communicate your wishes regarding medical care and treatment options it is important that you have documents in place to convey those wishes to your loved ones and medical providers. This is done through documents called Advance Healthcare Directives. Advance Directive for a Natural Death An advance directive for a natural…

Child Support Modification

Child Support Modifications in North Carolina

Life’s unpredictability can sometimes impact a parent’s ability to fulfill child support obligations. Whether due to job loss, illness, economic downturns, or other unforeseen circumstances, many parents can struggle with child support payments. If you’re in this situation, you might wonder about the possibility of modifying your child support order. This guide will help you…

Custody Agreements

Child Custody Agreements: Key Considerations for Parents

Child custody is a pivotal concern during a separation. When parents mutually agree on custody arrangements, it often results in a more successful outcome than court-imposed decisions. Here are tips to help you understand the intricacies of custody agreements and the role of experienced family law attorneys in helping to ensure. The Importance of Mutual…

Year End Estate Planning Checklist

Optimizing Your Estate Plan: Year-End Review Strategies

As the year draws to a close, it’s an ideal time to evaluate your estate plan and financial strategies to ensure they align with your goals. Regular reviews can confirm that your objectives are met and that you’re maximizing tax-saving opportunities. Here’s a structured approach to year-end estate planning considerations. Maximizing Gift Giving Opportunities The…

Divorce in the DIgital Age: Safety and Social Media

Divorce in the Digital Age & Social Media

Not surprisingly, North Carolina divorces today usually involve some type of dispute over digital media access or other information obtained through the means of social media. After all, almost everything is online, from our banking and financial accounts to our media. With the prevalent use of digital technology, it is common for spouses to not…

Minimizing Divorce Effects for Happy Kids

10 Tips to Minimize Divorce Effects on Your Child

Divorce can be a challenging time for everyone involved, especially the children. How parents handle the situation can greatly impact how children cope with the changes. Here are some helpful tips to minimize the negative effects of divorce on your child: Seek Professional Help: It’s normal for children to show emotions like sadness or anger…



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