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 »

After you are involved in a car accident, your heart rate increases, your adrenaline kicks in and it may be difficult to make the right decision on what to do next. If you or a passenger are injured, your next actions could determine whether or not compensation can be awarded for medical costs and pain… Read more »

Foodborne illness, otherwise known as food poisoning, is not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of personal injury cases. Many times, foodborne illness can cause serious internal injuries resulting in costly medical bills. “Many people are unaware that they may be eligible to receive compensation if they are affected by foodborne illnesses,”… Read more »

Unfortunately, senior citizens are vulnerable to becoming victims of abuse and neglect. According to an investigation by ABC News, the elderly are abused in nearly one in three nursing homes. Nursing home caretakers are meant to provide a safe and comfortable environment for seniors. When they fail in their duty, often times legal action is… Read more »