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June 2017 Archives

Establishing priorities during divorce

Many people in North Carolina tend to rush to divorce their spouses without taking the time to establish priorities. Their eagerness can cause them to miss out on important aspects that can affect them long after the ink on their divorce decrees is dry. It is important for them to realize that they should treat their divorces like business arrangements. By keeping their emotions out of the way and taking the time to determine what their goals and priorities are, they can avoid making critical and expensive mistakes. 

What’s the fair market value of your marital property?

One of the first things you will need to do after you and your spouse decide to get a divorce in North Carolina is a thorough inventory of all your assets and liabilities. While this naturally includes checking, savings and retirement accounts, it also includes your collections, antiques and artwork. According to the Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, all of these objects must be correctly identified before their conditions can be assessed by a professional appraiser and a fair market value attached.

Combating license revocation with responsible driving

Owning and driving a vehicle provide significant freedom and convenience, but that privilege demands your attentiveness and responsibility. If you are one of the thousands of drivers in North Carolina, you can avoid the consequences of having your license revoked by simply driving safely. At Cody Law Firm, we understand how to resolve issues in traffic court.

Understanding the effects of alcohol

Many North Carolinians have a drink or two at a party, or enjoy a beer with friends at a picnic. In fact, as the American Addiction Centers notes, alcohol is often considered a social lubricant that allows people to ignore inhibitions and do things they would not normally do.  Although it creates feelings of pleasure and makes them feel happier, this is only in the short term, as the effects it has on the brain are directly related to whether a person’s blood alcohol content is still increasing, or if it is on the decline.

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