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January 2018 Archives

What you should know when you have an accident in a rental car

Getting into a car accident is always a stressful experience. Immediately following a crash, you probably know to call the police, exchange insurance information with the other party and take relevant photos of the accident scene.

Can a postnuptial agreement be good for your marriage?

You’ve probably heard of a prenuptial agreement—a contract a couple makes prior to wedding that defines the way in which property will be distributed in the event of a divorce. Many people have preconceived notions about such an agreement, believing it indicates a couple’s lack of trust in each other or certainty that the marriage will last.

Don't delete that post - everything is evidence

With the rise in the popularity of social media come the inevitable issues that stem from its common use as a form of communication. Divorce is not exempt from the influence of Facebook, Twitter or Instagram whether used to vent about a relationship or document opinions about the process itself. 

What happens if I’m partially at fault in a car accident?

Most states in the country follow comparative negligence laws, meaning that a court will determine the amount of fault each party has in an accident and determine compensation accordingly. If, for example, you suffer whiplash after being rear-ended, and the court decides you were 10 percent at fault for causing the accident, then you would receive 90 percent compensation for your medical expenses and damage to your vehicle.

When equitable distribution may not be equal distribution

In our last post, we talked about the North Carolina law that allows for equitable distribution of property in divorces. What exactly does an equitable (fair) division or property mean, and how does it differ from equal division? How does a judge determine what is equitable? Today we examine how equitable distribution works in practice.

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