An out-of-court settlement is almost always preferable to court proceedings in divorce cases. It is usually less costly and takes a shorter amount of time to be resolved than a case that goes to court and is ruled upon by a judge. “Going through a divorce without a settlement can carry a large emotional toll… Read more »

Wrongful Death Lawyer: How to Prove Fault

The death of a loved one can be difficult to handle emotionally as well as financially. But, when a person’s death was caused by the negligence of another person, it can be especially difficult to accept. Wrongful death lawsuits are intended to bring the at-fault party to justice in the form of fair compensation. “I am… Read more »

In a previous blog, we outlined common defensive driving techniques. Defensive drivers are people who not only watch their own behavior, but are aware of other driver’s behaviors as well. They approach all intersections with caution to anticipate quickly changing lights, other drivers trying to beat a red light or pedestrians crossing the street when… Read more »

Marital misconduct is often the cause of divorce. The effects of these actions can have long-term financial consequences. Someone who has committed marital misconduct according to North Carolina state law will receive a much less favorable judgment during the post-separation support proceedings. “In many divorce cases, one or both sides feel that the other spouse has… Read more »

Charlotte and Ballantyne residents are known to enjoy the area’s many restaurants, bars, nightclubs and other hotspots. When your night out in Charlotte is over and you drive home, do you know if you are in compliance with North Carolina’s drunk driving laws? Mecklenburg County Police have been cracking down on drunk drivers over the… Read more »

In some cases, relationships are irreconcilable and a divorce or separation is necessary. Even though a separation is what both parties want, such a large lifestyle change can leave you feeling stressed, anxious and unsure of what your next step should be. “The weeks or months following a divorce are usually the hardest,” said Thomas… Read more »

Medical malpractice is caused by the negligence of a medical professionals. It can create lifelong injuries and disabilities, in addition to pain, suffering, loss of wages and even death. No malpractice case is the same, but there are some that are more common than others. “The nature of the treatment and injury can vary greatly… Read more »

Determining who gets custody of your children during a divorce can be the most stressful aspect of proceedings. You want what is best for your child, but your opinion may differ from your former spouse. When agreements over child custody can’t be reached, that is when the North Carolina court system must be involved. “Custody… Read more »

Labor Day weekend is approaching and experts predict that the roadways will be busy. It is estimated that over 34 million people will be traveling between September 5 and September 8th. The risk of traffic accidents increases due to high traffic volumes. “Labor Day weekend traffic causes vacationers to be stuck in traffic-volume related backups… Read more »

Ballantyne Divorce Lawyer

For property division settlements, North Carolina is an equitable distribution state. This is somewhat of a misnomer – equitable does not mean equal, rather it is what is determined by the court to be fair to both parties involved. “Property division is usually the most troublesome part of divorce proceedings,” said Thomas D. Bumgardner, Ballantyne… Read more »