We’re growing!

Apple Payne Law, PLLC is excited to announce we are now hiring to join our growing team! We are looking for a team-oriented, goal driven professional to serve as a paralegal/legal assistant - primarily in family law, but also in estate planning, business advising and with traffic matters! For more information, check out our careers [...]
Ron Payne, 2018 Super Lawyers Rising Star North Carolina
Apple Payne Law, PLLC is honored to announce that firm attorney & partner Ronald D. Payne II was selected for the second straight year to the North Carolina Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this [...]

Adoption Basics in North Carolina

Our firm frequently gets questions about adoption in North Carolina and we hope to answer some of the more common questions here for you! First, does your firm handle adoptions? YES! We handle ALL kinds of adoptions at Payne Law, PLLC – from the more simple step-parent or relative adoptions to complicated interstate adoptions involving […]

A Prayer for our teachers

As we start back to school here in North Carolina, I'm reminded of my days in the classroom and of the victories and struggles that lie ahead. As many of you know, my wife is also a teacher and Mary is a former teacher and likewise married to a teacher. We also have our own [...]

Do you find yourself wondering if you need to be hiring a family law attorney? Maybe your spouse has hinted at divorce, or your ex is threatening to withhold the kids for summer vacation if you don’t do ______ the way they want you to. Possibly you both know a separation is coming and you […]

Probation Violation - Now What?

Remember from our last blog that probation is an active jail sentence on pause for a certain period of time while you are ordered to do certain things and ordered not to do certain other things. If you don’t do what you’re supposed to do, or you do things you’re not supposed to do, then […]

Probation

What is Probation?

What is Probation? Probation is an active jail sentence paused for a certain period of time. During that time, a judge orders you to do certain things and not do other things. As long as you do the things you’re ordered to do, and don’t do the things you’re ordered not to do, then at […]

North Carolina is a whacky place when it comes to charging kids with crimes. Kids as young as 6 years old are eligible to be charged with crimes in juvenile court and declared to be juvenile delinquents if found to be responsible for committing them. Yep. Six years old. In the civil law realm, the [...]
Everything you wanted to know about legal separation and separation agreements in North Carolina: A question we often get at our office is what are the legal requirements for separation and separation agreements in North Carolina. So, here’s a short article to help you understand what is (and is not!) required for a legal separation [...]
2017 Super Lawyers Magazine Ron Payne Rising Star
Ronald D. Payne II, Firm Founder and Senior Managing Partner Payne Law, PLLC is honored to announce that firm attorney & senior managing partner Ronald D. Payne II has been selected to the 2017 North Carolina Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research [...]