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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…

Why do North Carolina Traffic Tickets Matter?

It’s only a speeding ticket! What is the worst that can happen?

Why Speeding Tickets Matter: The Potential Implications Speeding tickets may seem minor, but they can have serious consequences that go beyond just paying fines. Understanding the potential implications of a speeding ticket can help you make informed decisions. Increased Insurance Rates and Points on Your License Receiving a speeding ticket can result in increased insurance…

What is Discovery?

Discovery in Family Law – What is it and Why is it Needed?

Discovery is a general term used to describe the process of evidence collection in a lawsuit. In most family law cases the discovery process plays a vital role in ensuring that both parties have adequate information to make informed decisions. While discovery may seem like an enormous, labor-intensive task, it is usually a critical component…

Notarizing Estate Documents

What is a Power of Attorney, and Do I Need One?

A power of attorney (POA) is a legal document that grants another person the authority to act as your agent on your behalf. It is commonly used in estate planning and situations where an individual is unable to make decisions or take actions independently. Types of Powers of Attorney There are different types of powers…

Reasons You Need an Estate Plan

Will vs. Revocable Living Trust – Which one is better? 

Estate planning is a challenging task for most people. It can be intimidating, not just from the perspective of confronting the idea of your own death, but also from concern over making the right decisions now for the future. Because there are many tools available to protect your legacy, we commonly help answer questions for…

Traffic Violation Consequences

Most Common Traffic Ticket Questions In North Carolina  

If you have received a traffic ticket in North Carolina, you likely have a number of questions.  The answer to those questions is not always clear because traffic laws can be confusing. Below are the most commonly asked questions about traffic violations in North Carolina. Regardless of how armed you are with these answers, it…

Can PSS or Alimony be modified

Can I Modify My Child Support?

Over time both court orders and out of court agreements on child support may become outdated and require reconsideration. When it comes to issues surrounding child custody and child support, the court retains authority in each North Carolina court case to determine the best interests of a child and can enter orders that modify existing…

Do I need an Attorney for a Traffic Ticket in NC?

Do I Really Need an Attorney for my NC Speeding Ticket? 

The most common traffic citation issued in North Carolina is for speeding. While a ticket for speeding, or other traffic violation, may seem inconsequential you may find yourself wondering if you really need an attorney or if you can handle it on your own. In most circumstances, you will greatly benefit from having an attorney.…

Traffic Violation Consequences

North Carolina Traffic Violation Consequences

It’s only a traffic ticket, what is the worst that could happen? Many individuals view receiving a traffic violation as just an inconvenience that can’t possibly result in anything bad. Due to this misconception most also believe that because traffic tickets are so minor, the best and most economical recourse is to pay the fine…

Grandparents' Rights in NC

Grandparents’ Rights

Grandparents are allowed to seek visitation or custody of a grandchild only in limited situations in North Carolina. This is because the courts are not allowed to infringe on a parent’s constitutionally protected status or allow others to interfere with those parental rights without compelling reasons. In situations where a minor child is residing with…



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Marie Hopper Receives AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Marie Hopper Recognized by Martindale Hubbell as an AV Preeminent Peer Rated Lawyer


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Robert Cummings is an AV Preeminent Peer Rated Lawyer

Robert Cummings Recognized by Martindale Hubbell as an AV Preeminent Peer Rated Attorney

Marie Hopper Earns Certification as a Family Financial Mediator

Marie Hopper is a Certified a Family Financial Mediator

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