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Who Gets Control of Frozen Embryos in a Divorce?

Posted by Josh Valentine | Sep 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Scientific advances have provided a way for a couple to freeze and preserve an embryo that can be implanted in the uterus at a later date. Couples may use this option when facing a health issue that could put fertility at risk, such as cancer. However, if a couple separates or gets divorced after...

Ignition Interlock After a DWI in North Carolina

Posted by Josh Valentine | Aug 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Losing your license for a year can be devastating for many drivers in North Carolina who need to be able to drive to get to work, take kids to school, go to doctors' appointments, or buy groceries. However, the good news is that a driver convicted of driving while impaired (DWI) may still be able...

Traffic Checkpoints in North Carolina

Posted by Josh Valentine | Aug 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

When the police and law enforcement set up a checkpoint, they may be checking for all sorts of traffic violations. Traffic checkpoints and driving while impaired (DWI) checkpoints can check for anything from out-of-date registration to drivers with felony warrants. The courts have determined that...

Town of Shelby joins Watch for Me NC Program

Posted by Blake Caulder | Aug 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

In a deepening commitment to the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists, Shelby, NC has joined Watch for Me NC. The program among other strategies hosts workshops and trainings for law enforcement that focus on increasing the integrity of travel on sidewalks, crosswalks, and streets. Each year, ...

Child Custody: When Ex is Dating a Bad Influence

Posted by Josh Valentine | Aug 07, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dealing with child custody and visitation with an ex can be hard enough. When the ex gets remarried or starts dating a new partner, that new person can complicate how parents handle child custody. In some cases, the new partner could be a negative influence on the child and the other parent has t...

Parental Kidnapping in North Carolina

Posted by Josh Valentine | Jul 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

When parents think about a child being kidnapped, they often think of a stranger in a van luring the child in to take them away. In reality, child abductions by strangers are extremely rare. Unfortunately, most child abductions or kidnappings involve someone the child may know, including a child'...

Does a Phone Search Warrant Include Cloud Services?

Posted by Josh Valentine | Jul 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Phones and phone records are increasingly subject to search warrants when the police suspect an individual is involved in criminal activity. Unfortunately, the law has not kept up with the technology and it is unclear how much leeway the police have to search an individual's cloud services inform...

Child Custody During Holidays and School Breaks

Posted by Josh Valentine | Jul 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

Kids often look forward to holidays and school breaks as a chance to go on vacation, spend more time with friends, and get away from school for a little while. However, for parents sharing custody, these times may be a challenge when having to put the child on a plane to the other parent, cut sho...

Will a DWI Hurt My Child Custody Case?

Posted by Josh Valentine | Jun 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

A divorce is a stressful event, especially when children are involved. Some people turn to alcohol to deal with the stress of a divorce or child custody dispute, which may lead to a drunk driving arrest in North Carolina. Even if it was a one-time mistake, a DWI or other drug or alcohol offense c...

How Social Media Can Impact Your Divorce in Shelby, NC

Posted by Josh Valentine | May 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you are going through a divorce in North Carolina, it is important to understand how social media could impact your case. Social media posts are commonly used in divorce cases, especially those that involve contentious child custody matters. Here are a few things to keep in mind. Pause Before...

Use of DNA Testing by Private Labs

Posted by Josh Valentine | May 06, 2019 | 0 Comments

Recently, DNA testing submitted to private crime labs has been used to solve cases by the FBI and state agencies. In some cases, DNA submitted by relatives that you did not consent to testing by the government has even been used to investigate and solve crimes. Cold Cases and DNA Testing Many c...

What to Do if Police Ask to Speak to You

Posted by Blake Caulder | Apr 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you have been requested to go to a police station to speak to police about a criminal matter, it is important never to speak police without a lawyer. Just because you have been voluntarily asked to appear at a police station and answer questions does not mean that you are required to do so, b...

What to Do After a Divorce in Finalized

Posted by Josh Valentine | Apr 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you have recently been divorced, you likely still have adjustments to make in your life. You may have become used to a certain routine with your ex-spouse, and now that has all changed. Now you need to figure out how to move on and adjust. You may be contemplating what to do months or even ye...

How Divorce Can Affect Estate Planning

Posted by Josh Valentine | Mar 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you are going through a divorce, you may have considered how your property will be divided when the divorce is finalized. You should also consider what you want to happen to your estate in the future and who will make decisions for you if you become incapacitated. If you are going through a di...

NYPD Demands Removal of Waze App by Google

Posted by Josh Valentine | Mar 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The New York Police Department wants an application called Waze to stop sharing information about police sobriety checkpoints with drivers. In response, Waze claims that the app is designed to show information about general police presence, not sobriety checkpoints specifically. What is the Waze...

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