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November 2017 Archives

How common is drunk driving in North Carolina?

When a driver is pulled over and his or her blood alcohol content level is 0.08 percent or higher, they are considered to have been driving under the influence. This offense is very serious and can permanently alter the course of their life. Whether they have difficulty obtaining a job in the future or they are let go from their current place of work, DUI charges can have a significant impact on one's life. It is important to avoid drunk driving, but if you have already been accused of this offense you should carefully look at your options. In North Carolina, many people have found themselves in this difficult position.

Can unpaid spousal support cause tax refund interception?

On this blog, we have gone over some of the consequences of various family law hurdles that people might encounter, such as those which involve child support and some of the different challenges that can arise during a divorce. However, spousal support can also be stressful for those who are not able to make payments as well as those who are not receiving the support they were owed. Moreover, falling behind on spousal support obligations could potentially lead to other negative consequences, such as the interception of a tax refund.

Family law and identity theft

From back child support to issues involving property division, family law challenges can impact people in all sorts of ways. Sometimes, these problems even involve violations of the law, in which case it is pivotal for victims to know their legal rights. For example, someone who is facing a family law dispute with their child’s other parent or their ex-spouse may become a victim of identity theft, which has become increasingly problematic in the digital age.

Is your husband hiding assets from your divorce?

If you and your husband face divorce, you may have very real reasons to suspect he may try to hide assets from the divorce process. Especially if he was the primary income contributor in the household, you may have a significant claim against a number of his assets, some of which he may try to keep off the property division table.

DUI charges and Halloween celebrations

People find themselves facing DUI charges in a number of circumstances, whether they are driving home from a bar or a family get-together. However, some people are accused of this offense during holidays, such as Halloween. If you were accused of driving under the influence during Halloween, you need to carefully go over your rights immediately, since these charges can have a significant impact on your future in numerous ways. In addition to the immediate consequences, such as the loss of driving privileges and fines, DUI charges could affect you in the years ahead. For example, you might struggle to find employment in a certain line of work or be denied entry into a country.

Child support and seasonal affective disorder

All sorts of challenges may arise for those who have fallen behind on their child support or are not receiving what they are owed. From arrest to financial problems and other challenges, there are many ways in which back child support makes life hard. However, certain life experiences and health issues can make these matters even more difficult, such as seasonal affective disorder. If you have SAD and you owe child support, for example, you may find yourself having an even harder time staying current during darker months. At the same time, if you are owed child support, missed payments could have even more of an emotional impact on you during winter months.

Domestic violence and the divorce process

Whether your spouse is claiming that you abused someone in the family or you are a victim of domestic violence yourself, there are a wide range of ways this can affect you as you make your way through the process of ending your marriage. For example, you may not be able to work with a mediator or move forward with a collaborative divorce. Moreover, your emotions may run particularly high while you are moving through the process of divorce.

Divorce and retirement

For some people, retirement can be challenging for a myriad of reasons. Sometimes, people have a hard time adjusting to their new daily schedule or simply miss working. However, there are additional problems that some people face which can make this transition even more complicated, such as divorce. Sometimes, people decide to end their marriage in anticipation of life changes that will occur once they stop working, while others may find themselves in divorce court because their spouse decided to file for a divorce once they stopped working. Regardless, we know that it is particularly important for those who have recently retired or plan to retire soon to approach divorce issues with care.

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