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Name Change For a Minor Process

News It’s not uncommon for marriages today to involve step-parents and step-children. Many times the step-parent is the only father or mother figure in a child’s life and some families make the decision to change the last name of a step-child so that the entire family...

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...

The Basics of Divorce

News We’ve all heard the saying that half of all marriages end in divorce. The truth is that while the United States has a high divorce rate, statistics show that about two-thirds of all marriages don’t end in divorce. But even still, we all know someone that has gone...

Premarital Agreements – Should You Ask for One?

News One of the most common family law questions we receive is “Do I need a Prenup?” My first response to this question is always that this is a very personal decision that requires thoughtful consideration. Not only should you consider the legal and financial...

Regulating License Plate Frames and Covers

News Chances are, many drivers in North Carolina are breaking the law without even realizing it.  Most drivers are either unaware or don’t understand the current law in North Carolina when it comes to regulating license plate frames and covers. If you were to take a...

Understanding Constructive Possession

News A common issue we come across at Ludlum Law Firm is where a client has been charged with possession of drugs or a firearm and they tell us that the illegal contraband did not belong to them. Usually this happens where a car is pulled over with multiple passengers...

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