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What are some child custody laws in North Carolina?

Child custody laws are quite similar across the country and many states have adopted the Uniform Child Custody Act, including the state of North Carolina. The laws for child custody in the state permit for joint custody, visitation by grandparents and even consider the wishes of the child(ren) before the court makes a decision.

The Uniform Child Custody Act was adopted in 1979, which allows for the state of North Carolina to make a decision regarding a child custody agreement if one of the following is present:

Initial steps for a North Carolina medical malpractice case

Medical malpractice is an all too common occurrence these days in North Carolina. Victims of possible medical malpractice need to know what steps to take to begin a potential case.

The very first step in a medical malpractice case is to contact the doctor or other medical professional who worked on you. He or she might be able to explain what went wrong or what you are experiencing. Make sure you do this prior to filing a claim so it is not thrown out by the court. It is possible that your doctor will be able to remedy the situation without charge to you.

Driver in fatal crash driving with revoked license

A driver involved in a fatal crash was driving on a revoked license. The driver, a 24-year-old man from Supply, was charged with murder in connection with the crash.

The 24-year-old has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder, aggravated felony death by motor vehicle, and driving with a revoked license. He was charged in relation to an accident that occurred on February 2 in Brunswick County that killed an 84-year-old man and 87-year-old woman.

Are you ready to move forward with a divorce?

At this time of the year, the thoughts of many married individuals are consumed with making dinner reservations, ordering gifts, buying cards or making special arrangements for Valentine's Day. Still others, however, are consumed by doubts over the future of their marriage, their concerns amplified by this designated "day of love."

Regardless of whether a person reaches the decision to pursue a divorce next Tuesday or anytime thereafter, he or she will undoubtedly want to know more about the road ahead. As such, today's post will start exploring the divorce process here in North Carolina.

First Time DUI Consequences in North Carolina

College is touted as the best time of your life. You're away from home, living somewhat independently, and entering the world as an adult. But a lot of the hype surrounds the social aspects of college. You're probably going to quite a few parties, get-togethers, and celebrations. Chances are that there may be liquor available.

Most young college students don't reach legal drinking age until their fourth year of school, or late in their third year. This can lead to underage drinking as well as potential DUIs and DWIs. All these scenarios are bad news.

Study attributes spike in chemical eye burns among toddlers to laundry pods

Outside of perhaps new stain-fighting capabilities or a new scent, most of us wouldn't identify laundry products as an area of consumer goods in which much innovation was possible. While this is true for the most part, real innovation did come to this area back in 2012, when manufacturers introduced the now-ubiquitous laundry pods, meaning those single-load packets of concentrated detergent.

Problems soon emerged after the release of laundry pods, as reports of small children being taken to the hospital after accidentally ingesting the colorful packets, which they mistook for candy, greatly increased in number.

When parents divorce, who gets custody of the kids?

If you're a parent going through a divorce or separation, you've probably asked yourself the question above: who will get custody of the kids? But just because you've asked the question, doesn't mean you've gotten an answer.

In fact, you may have other questions concerning custody arrangements in North Carolina - questions we'd like to answer for you today.

How much is my case worth? A good question with a tricky answer

Most people, after suffering injuries in a crash or accident, first want to know how their bills and other expenses will be covered. Will insurance cover the costs or will they have to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party? It's after considering this question that most people want the answer to the question we're about to discuss:

How much is a personal injury case worth? 

How will new tech change the face of spinal cord injury cases?

In the realm of personal injury, catastrophic injuries tend to warrant a greater degree of attention because of the severe impact they can have on a person's life. For people suffering from spinal cord injuries, the impact can be substantial, causing them to lose the ability to walk or use other appendages, perform everyday tasks or sustain certain types of employment.

These things, along with long-term medical care, are the main considerations when seeking compensation after a serious accident. Spinal cord injuries can end up costing hundreds of thousands of dollars in ongoing care and lost abilities, which are not financial burdens victims and their families should have to shoulder. 

5 crimes binge drinking college students might face

On college campuses throughout North Carolina, students attending parties or hanging out with friends at local bars have been known to take things a little far with their consumption of alcohol. In some cases, an individual may consume a large volume of alcohol in a short period of time.

Called binge drinking, this behavior is not only harmful to one's health, it can also lead to criminal consequences in some situations. Here is a list of just five common criminal charges that can arise from an episode of binge drinking:

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