Child Custody Overview

The Best Interest of the Child Our clients all have one thing in common: they want the best for their children. The State of North Carolina does too. That’s why the standard for establishing custody is the best interest of the child. It all goes back to what’s best for the kids. But life is messy and sometimes adults cannot cooperate. Sometimes one parent loses his or her way and forgets what is best for their children. And sometimes, a … Continued

Free or Inexpensive Legal Options in NC

If your piggy bank is running low, we understand that legal fees are the last thing you want to pay. But, resolving a dispute, a speeding ticket, or a family law case may be worth the cost. It may lead to greater peace of mind, a point-free license, a custody schedule that works for your family. In some cases you may even get a settlement or verdict in your favor, and attorney’s fees paid by the other side to boot! … Continued

Help! My landlord is awful!

The fungus we don’t want among us! Fungi: they’re pretty when they’re out in the woods, delicious if you know what you’re doing with them in the kitchen, and deadly if you don’t. And, most importantly, you DO NOT want them growing in your house! Mold and mildew are close relatives of mushrooms, and they are one of the things we get the most calls about from unhappy tenants. But what are a tenant’s options when their landlord won’t fix … Continued

Heartbalm Torts in North Carolina

Heartbalm Torts in North Carolina

What Is a “Heart Balm” Action? Heart balm actions (or heart balm torts) are a little old-fashioned. In fact, North Carolina is one of the few states that still recognizes them. They exist in order to right certain wrongs that can happen in a marriage. As their name implies, they are meant to provide a balm to a person’s broken heart. On one hand, these actions are archaic. They place a very high value on monogamy and marriage. They seem … Continued