The Pros and Cons of Fall

The Pros and Cons of Fall

As summer wraps up and Labor Day comes and goes we inevitably transition into fall.

Hurricane Irma Checklist

Hurricane Irma Checklist

Having been born and raised in Florida and have lived on the Gulf Coast for the majority of my life, I have had the unfortunate displeasure of dealing with many a hurricane.  So, when I heard about yet another hurricane threatening to make landfall this year I figured I would share my usual checklist.

Drone Update: NC's New Drone Laws

Drone Update:  NC's New Drone Laws

NC has a few new drone laws that will not break your heart. From infrared technology on drones to emergency management, NC continues to be a leader in local drone laws that balance commercial use with privacy and practicality. Read our summary of the #FBLawBlog!

CASE LAW UPDATE: Alienation of Affection & Criminal Conversation (Heart Balm Actions)

CASE LAW UPDATE:  Alienation of Affection & Criminal Conversation (Heart Balm Actions)

Case Law Update on "Heart Balm" actions Alienation of Affection and Criminal Conversation

Post-Separation Support, Alimony, and the Effect of Adultery on Divorce Actions

Post-Separation Support, Alimony, and the Effect of Adultery on Divorce Actions

In North Carolina, Post-Separation Support (PSS) is very similar to Alimony, but they are two separate actions.

Contempt

Contempt

Now there is a phrase that pretty much sums up most separations and divorces.  Did you know that within family law, and any area of law for that matter, that contempt plays an important, but sometimes confusing role?  Let's chat about contempt as it applies to the law and we'll leave the Oxford English Dictionary definition alone.

The Great and (Simultaneously) Terrible Medicare, Part III

The Great and (Simultaneously) Terrible Medicare, Part III

It's important to audit Medicare's asserted right to reimbursement. They won't do it for you, and if the Program gets paid for unrelated treatment, that money's going to come straight out of your pocket.

The Importance of Service

The Importance of Service

There are many forms of service in the legal industry.  There is service to your clients, service to your community (legal, local, state, etc.) and many others, but today I want to focus on the two types of service that pertain to lawsuits.  Those would be service of process and military service as it relates to the servicemember's civil relief act affidavit.