Answering Your Questions About Custody and Health Concerns

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Navigating custody agreements at any time can be difficult and confusing. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted and complicated many aspects of our daily lives and brought to light many issues you may experience when sharing custody of your child.  We often get questions from clients who are confused as to what their rights are regarding…

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What happens if I receive a Failure to Appear?

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In Charlotte, missing your court date, even by accident, can have serious consequences. Failing to show up for DWI, felony drug, or domestic violence charges can result in an Order for Arrest being issued. Failing to show up to your court date for a traffic citation can result in the suspension of your driver’s license.…

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Should I opt for a DIY divorce during COVID-19?

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The COVID-19 pandemic has made things a little more difficult for couples wanting to separate and divorce in Charlotte. With court delays due to a temporary limit on operations and stay-at-home orders, many couples have considered the possibility of a “DIY” or uncontested divorce to move the process along. The NC court system reopened on…

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Clients Ask: Do I have to wear a mask in public places?

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One common question, now that North Carolina has begun their phased reopening, is “Do I have to wear a mask while in public?” Update: Executive Order 147, effective June 26, 2020 Governor Cooper has signed Executive Order 147, which extends Phase 2 of reopening NC for three more weeks, as well as makes wearing face…

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Updates to NC Laws During COVID-19

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The North Carolina General Assembly recently passed a COVID-19 relief bill, which was then signed by Governor Cooper. Included in this bill was nearly $1.6 billion in relief for public health and safety, educational needs, small business assistance, and continuing state government operations.  Following the passage of those monetary relief measures, the General Assembly also…

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Returning to the workplace after COVID-19: what you need to know

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The COVID-19 pandemic brought some Charlotte business to a halt, while forcing others to change the way they operate – whether allowing employees to work from home, implementing safety and social distancing measures, or providing curbside and delivery-only services.  North Carolina’s Governor Cooper recently released a three-phased plan for reopening the state, and plans allow…

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Cybercrime & COVID-19: How to Protect Your Business

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The FBI has reported a rise in reports of cybercrime since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Compared to the months before the pandemic began, reports have quadrupled. At the beginning of April, The US National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) warned businesses that cybercriminals could be targeting a company’s intellectual property, company secrets, and…

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What if my doctor sends me back to work “full duty” but I am still hurting?

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This post was updated August 2020 to include information about returning to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Workplace accidents or illnesses happen to any employee, whether they work in an industrial setting or in an office. These accidents can take many different forms and can happen despite taking any necessary safety precautions. If the injury…

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My employer wants me to return to work but my doctor has given me restrictions. What should I do?

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This post was updated August 2020 to include information about returning to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your job is important. When you get hurt and can’t work, your employer wants you to return and fill that position as soon as possible. Your doctor wants you to rest and recover from your injuries. Can your…

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