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It is no secret that separation and divorce are stressful events, and that stress only increases when there are children involved. Kids add an extra, complicated layer of custody and child support. That extra layer requires negotiations and agreements, examining your schedules, possibly hiring child care assistance, and wrestling with how your family is going [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
2019 NC Family Law Rising Stars Magazine Header
Apple Payne Law, PLLC is honored to announce that firm attorney & partner Ronald D. Payne II was selected for the third straight year to the North Carolina Family Law 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 [...]

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 [...]
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 [...]