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March 2019

Did you know that there is one very important step you can, and often should, take after your criminal case is dismissed?   Have you, or your son/daughter or other family member been criminally charged with something like simple possession (of marijuana), and succeeded in having the State dismiss that charge, or been found “not [...]

Sparking Joy, My Way

  • By: Suzy Carpenter
  • Family
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It’s hard not to be aware of the whole “sparking joy” movement.  If it wasn’t Marie Kondo’s best selling Life-changing Magic: A Journal : Spark Joy Every Day book, it’s her new series, “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” on Netflix.  Her programs show everyday people using her techniques to downsize, minimalize and create peaceful environments. [...]
Juvenile Law Child Custody Family Law Criminal Defense
We previously wrote about juvenile law here: Help! My Child Was Charged With A Crime! But did you know - the law has had a MAJOR change since then! As you may or may not know, North Carolina recently passed the Juvenile Justice Reinvestment Act, also known as “Raise the Age.”  This change is incredibly important [...]
Monday mix tape

20 Songs to Boost Your Mood

  • By: Ellen Stone
  • General
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         It’s a rainy Tuesday, your pet left a “present” by the door and now you’re late for work. Oh, don’t forget you didn’t eat breakfast and you just suffered through traffic.  Your day is already out to get you and you haven’t even hit the time clock! Does this sound familiar? [...]
Raven Ash, Associate Attorney
Apple Payne Law is excited to announce that Mr. Raven Ash has joined Apple Payne Law as an associate attorney after running his own law firm for nearly half a year. Raven is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Law, where he was awarded the North Carolina Advocates for Justice Award, and achieved [...]
Suzy Carpenter & Amy Campbell
Suzy Carpenter (left), a North Carolina Bar Certified Paralegal, joined our team in October as a legal assistant. Suzy is focused primarily on family law, estate planning and probate. She holds a paralegal certificate from Guilford College and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Colorado-Boulder. She comes to Apple Payne [...]