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Speaking to your Kids about Divorce

Speaking to your kid about divorce, from the Law Offices of Thomas D. Bumgardner

Depending on age, maturity, and experiences, children have a different understanding of divorce. Parents will, therefore, need to tailor discussions accordingly. Parents need to be able to talk about this, and children need to hear about it. Even if they say they don’t want to. Keep the message simple and positive Gather the whole family… Read more »

Helpful tips for keeping your teens from texting and driving from the Law Firm of Thomas Bumgardner in Charlotte, NC.

If you are the parent of a teenager, then you know that their eyes and hands are constantly glued to their smartphones. It’s just the world we live in now. But a teen’s addiction to their phone becomes a huge problem when they’re behind the wheel. You need to their eyes on the road and… Read more »

The Law Office of Thomas D. Bumgardner explains how to drive safely in Charlotte when bad weather hits.

When bad weather hits Charlotte, the number one recommendation from everyone is to just stay at home and stay off the roads. But for many people, that just isn’t possible. “You have to go to work, you have to pick up the kids at school, you have to go grocery shopping. Life just doesn’t stop… Read more »

How to Avoid Scams This Holiday Season

The Law Office of Thomas D. Bumgardner in Charlotte looks at how to avoid scams during the holiday season.

You may have thought the Grinch was a fictional character made up by the legendary Dr. Suess, but in reality, there are Grinches everywhere hoping to take your money and personal information during the holiday season. “The internet has made it super easy for people to shop for gifts and donate to those in need… Read more »

The Law Office of Thomas D. Bumgardner, PLLC in Charlotte looks at the weird laws that are still on the books in North Carolina

There are laws in North Carolina that we all know that should not be broken. You can’t drink and drive, you’re not allowed to assault another person, and you’re not allowed to steal things that aren’t yours… well, those aren’t allowed anywhere. But every state has weird laws that are still on the books, and… Read more »

The Law Office of Thomas D. Bumgardner in Charlotte looks at the signs of cyberbullying and what you can do to help your child.

The days of worrying about the school bully messing with kids on the playground are long gone. Nowadays it is much worse. Unfortunately, with the creation of social media, bullying doesn’t just stop at school, it follows children to the one place they’re supposed to feel safe… their home. “Social media has its highs and… Read more »

The Law Office of Thomas D. Bumgardner in Charlotte explains what you can do to keep your child safe during Halloween by avoiding homes where sex offenders live.

On all Hallow’s Eve, the streets will be filled with little ghosts, ghouls and goblins in search of their sweet treats. But behind some doors in your neighborhoods could be a dangerous trick, and you want to make sure your children have the safest Halloween possible. “You may think that you know everyone who lives… Read more »

The Law Office of Thomas D. Bumgardner in Charlotte takes a look at the warning signs of domestic violence and how you can get a loved one help in Mecklenburg County.

Twelve million… that’s the number of people impacted by domestic violence every year, according to the National Domestic Violence Hotline. In Mecklenburg County, there were 8,845 domestic-violence related incident reports filed with police in 2017. “The numbers are heartbreaking, but what’s really sad is that anyone can be an abuser and anyone can be abused,”… Read more »

The Law Office of Thomas D. Bumgardner in Charlotte helps you understand your rights when it comes to having your vehicle searched by police officers.

Getting pulled over by a police officer is nerve-wracking. But what about when it goes beyond just a speeding ticket and the officer wants to search your vehicle? Your first instinct may be to let the police officer do what he wants and to search your car, but you will want to rethink that. “This… Read more »

The Law Office of Thomas D. Bumgardner, PLLC in Charlotte takes a look at strange arrests that have happened around the Charlotte area.

On a daily basis there are dozens of arrests happening throughout the Charlotte area. But there are a few that stand out from the rest of the pack and make you wonder, “Is this real?” “While committing any kind of crime is never smart, there are a few criminals that take it to a new… Read more »