Guardianship for Minors

News Typical social and legal expectations exist for parents to be responsible for providing food, clothing, shelter, and other basic needs for their children. But sometimes parents are not able to provide these necessities and it is in the child’s best interests to...

Child Legitimation: Why it Matters

News A growing trend in the United States today is that more and more children are being born out of wedlock. In fact, the number of children born to unmarried women in North Carolina mirrors the national trend at 41% (Annie E. Casey Foundation, KIDS COUNT Data...

Child Custody Basics

News Break-ups and divorces are hard enough on the two people that are going through it, but when children are involved, they tend to get very complicated and messy. If a couple share a child, the terms of the custody of the child will be the most important decision...

Domestic Violence Protection Order (DVPO)

News Most people have at least heard of a Domestic Violence Protective Order (DVPO), or sometimes referred to as a 50B Order, but most people don’t really know what it is or how to obtain one.  Basically, a DVPO is a Court order meant to protect a domestic violence...

Firearms and Federal Prosecutions

News In the context of Federal prosecutions, drugs and guns seem to go hand in hand. Often, one of the key elements U.S. Attorneys look for in choosing whether to adopt a case for federal prosecution is whether the evidence would show that the potential target...