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Like many of you, we were saddened to hear of David Bowie's passing. During his lifetime, he sold an estimated 140 million records worldwide. In the UK, he was awarded nine platinum album certifications, eleven gold and eight silver, and released ten number-one albums. In the US, he received five platinum and seven gold certifications. (1) [...]

Can I get Emergency Custody? That’s a question we answer on an almost daily basis. North Carolina, like most states, very strictly controls emergency custody. Unfortunately, almost 90% of the time, the answer is that emergency custody would NOT be granted by the judge. But there are two general situations when it will be granted:

While most people would prefer to have an attorney represent them in court, it isn’t always an option. Especially if you or your spouse/opposing party/etc. are accusing the other of deceit, hiding things, etc., or involves complex things such as ownership of a small business, a retainer for an attorney can be anywhere from $5,000 [...]
Thank you for 4 great years (and a BIG announcement!)> Greetings, family! I was racking my brain all week for what to write about for this weeks blog post for our firm, when LinkedIn reminded me that I had a work anniversary. Sure enough, it has been FOUR years since I started this venture! We’ve [...]

Revenge Posting: No, it isn’t like it is on TV. On December 1st, 2015, a law signed by Gov. McCrory last week goes into effect, and aims squarely at stopping “revenge porn”. Revenge porn, also called “revenge posting” is a situation when intimate photos/videos taken by consent get released without consent – often as the result […]

Greetings! We hope that you have all enjoyed a wonderful Labor Day weekend. In our last post, we talked about one of our most commons questions – “Can I get a divorce?”.  Another one of the most common questions we get is – “I’m the grandparent of  _______… can I get custody or visitation?”   […]

Requirements for Divorce in North Carolina A common question we are asked frequently is “Can I get a divorce?” The answer is relatively straight forward, which is why most lawyers accept a low, flat fee for handling a divorce (which in North Carolina is called “Absolute Divorce”. Here’s the requirements (in plain English):

            Despite the fact that parents try to keep their kids out of their marital problems, most children are aware of the issues long before they get “the talk” from a parent… As a child myself who grew up through a hostile divorce, I can attest firsthand to the below statements: 1) […]

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At Apple Payne Law, we spend a lot of time focused on our clients! However, we each try to spend some time researching areas of law that interest us. We'll be posting articles that we write here, or linking to other articles that we think our visitors might find interesting! If you have a topic [...]