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  • 5 Child Custody Mistakes to Avoid

    For many parents involved in a divorce or separation, child custody becomes one of the top concerns. In North Carolina, all family law decisions involving children are made with the best interests of a child in mind. This means that it is more beneficial to you to demonstrate all the things that make you a parent who is fit and responsible enough to provide your child with the care and support ...
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  • Should You Date During a Divorce?

    The divorce process can be a difficult experience, especially when it comes to wanting to begin a new life and find a new partner. While it is healthy and natural for divorcees to start new relationships, doing so while a divorce is pending can have some repercussions during a legal case. This is generally why most family law attorneys advise clients to wait until a divorce is finalized before ...
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  • Divorce Danger: Never Split Retirement Accounts By a Specific Number

    When a person chooses to file for divorce, chances are they want to get through the legal process as quickly as possible so they can pursue a fresh start. While this is only natural, given that most divorces occur when two people grow apart, it is important for divorcing spouses to carefully consider all factors of the divorce process to ensure they take the necessary steps towards protecting ...
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  • 5 Important Questions & Answers About Divorce

    Regardless of what the circumstances may be, divorce can be a difficult and emotional process to endure. In most cases, this is due to a lifestyle change during and after two people grow apart. Because of this, many divorcing spouses experience challenging conversations and confrontations with their soon-to-be ex-spouse. For this reason, a person who decides to file for divorce should get in touch ...
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  • 3 Mistakes in Divorce

    Divorce can be emotionally taxing and highly complex. Of course, with this combination, ample amounts of mistakes can occur if issues are not handled correctly or in a timely manner. Because our Charlotte divorce lawyers at Dummit Fradin Attorneys at Law truly care about the rights and futures of our clients, we have explained three common divorce mistakes to avoid: Mistake One: Engaging in ...
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  • How to Help Your Children Get Through the Holidays During Divorce

    When it comes to the holiday season, no other individuals enjoy the traditions and celebrations like children. However, the holiday season can become a highly emotionally taxing time for spouses, who are also parents, moving through the divorce process. Because our legal team truly cares about the well-being of you and your children, we have listed and explained 3 tips to help you help your ...
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  • Busting 4 Common Divorce Myths

    If you have not been through a divorce but are considering filing, chances are you have heard many contradictory or flat-out untrue things about the process. These myths may have even caused you to take or prevented you from taking certain actions. No matter where you may be in the divorce process, it is important to keep in mind that much of what you hear may only be rumor. To help, our Charlotte ...
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  • NC Juvenile Justice Reform Gains Support

    North Carolina is one of two remaining states to treat 16 and 17 year olds accused of crimes as adults in the criminal justice system. Under a law that took effect in 1919, there are no exceptions to this rule. Over the years, many legal and psychological experts have compiled data to show the shortcomings of strictly prosecuting minors as adults, and many states have changed their policies to ...
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  • Determining Spousal Support in North Carolina

    In the event of a divorce or separation, one spouse may be eligible to seek alimony (§ 50-16.3A.) or postseparation support (§ 50-16.2A.) from the other spouse. In North Carolina, courts will award spousal support to a dependent spouse. A dependent spouse is one that earns insufficient income to maintain the standard of living received during the marriage due to the loss of his or her spouse’s ...
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  • How North Carolina Courts Determine Child Custody

    Matters involving the custody and futures of children are often the most important in family law cases. Whether you are considering divorce with children or have another custody issue, understanding the process and what courts consider when making custody arrangements can help you prepare a case that puts you in position to secure the results you want. Parents or guardians have the ability to ...
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  • Advocates Pushing for More IIDs for DWI Offenders

    A new bill making its way through the North Carolina House and Senate seeks to curb the ability of DWI offenders to drive drunk after a conviction. Advocates including Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and other law enforcement officials are calling on legislators to require Ignition Interlock Devices (IIDs) for all drivers who have been convicted of operating a vehicle above the legal limit of ...
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  • 175 DUI Cases Dismissed in NC Over Cop Who Lied in Court

    A North Carolina district attorney has dismissed 71 traffic-related offenses and 104 DWI cases after it was uncovered that a sheriff’s deputy lied in court . The officer, Deputy Robert Davis, was found to have lied in at least three cases, prompting Judge Jacqueline Brewer to disqualify the DWI Task Force Member and 18-year veteran as a witness. In one of the cases, a woman the officer arrested in ...
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  • Settlement Reached in Lawsuit Against Kernersville Police Officers

    You may recall from our previous blog that Dummit Fradin represented a Surry County couple against five Kernersville police officers accused of misconduct. Just weeks before the case was set to go to trial, a settlement has been reached in favor of plaintiffs Teresa Blackburn and Adrian Martinez-Perez. The lawsuit alleged that the police officers illegally seized $20,000 from the couple and ...
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  • Dummit Fradin Represents Plaintiffs in Police Misconduct Case

    Dummit Fradin recently received media attention in a case involving five Kernersville police officers who violated the constitutional rights of a Surry County couple. The lawsuit, which was filed in July 2014, alleged that the five police officers assaulted, arrested, and seized $4,000 from one plaintiff, and then seized $16,000 from the other plaintiff, all without probable cause. A U.S. District ...
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  • Keeping Your Privacy Private

    In a world full of Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram and Periscope, pictures, posts and relationship statuses are posted for all of your friends and followers to see. In the midst of the "OMG" and "LOL" comments, these social media accounts are a goldmine for gathering evidence against you in your custody and/or divorce case(s). Sure, blocking or unfriending the opposing party (and their ...
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