Can I Get Divorced Online in North Carolina?

Over the past couple of years, people across the country have learned to do a lot online. For years, many of us have ordered food, purchased clothing, and paid our bills online. Now, though, we may also seek medical treatment from doctors, have work-related meetings, take classes, and adopt pets. For a long time, we…

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Are Personal Injury Settlements Taxable?

What Settlements are NOT Taxable? As a general rule of thumb, most personal injury settlements and jury verdicts obtained from any lawsuit are not taxed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). This rule applies only to compensatory damages you receive as restitution for the expenses you incurred in relation to physical injuries or illness. You…

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What Is a “Cease-and-Desist” Letter?

A “Cease-and-Desist” letter is a written letter requesting that an individual, company, or organization stop a specific action (cease) and refrain from engaging in it in the future (desist). Cease-and-desist letters typically threaten or imply a threat of legal action if the party refuses to comply. Note that cease-and-desist letters are not the same as…

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Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, and Hidden Assets in Divorce

Virtual currency, also called cryptocurrency, is everywhere right now – finance experts are talking about it, it’s popping up on online shopping sites, there are stories on the news, and you may have even looked into it yourself. Bitcoin and similar digital currency were once only available to seasoned technology investors, but today anyone with…

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N.C. Department of Revenue Announces Extra Credit Grant Application Extension through July 1

Hartsoe & Associates, P.C. recently received word that the North Carolina Department of Revenue (NCDOR) has extended the application deadline for Extra Credit Grants, worth $335, through July 1, 2021. This extension applies only to eligible individuals who have not already received the grants. Per the message: The grant program was established in last year’s…

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