Divorce Basics in North Carolina

What is a divorce? Some people think that divorce means everything… custody, child support, alimony, etc.   It doesn’t.   It is a status change from being married to being single again. Marriage is a status change from being single to being married. The statute: The...
What is the Doctrine of Necessaries in North Carolina?

What is the Doctrine of Necessaries in North Carolina?

Call Scott Allen at (919) 863-4183 The doctrine of necessaries that North Carolina has arose out of the legal duty of the husband to provide for the expenses of his wife.   Today, it equally applies to both spouses.   A spouse can be held held liable for the necessary...
Deposition Tip: Take a Lawyer

Deposition Tip: Take a Lawyer

Call Scott Allen at (919) 863-4183 I just finished taking a deposition in a case over in Chapel Hill in one of my Wake County cases.  It reminded me of something I learned early on in my practice: a deposition: if you have to give your deposition, take a lawyer along....