New State Laws Effective October 1st

New Laws Effective October 1st. TANNING: The Jim Fulghum Teen Skin Cancer Prevention Act, named for a former Wake County lawmaker who pushed the bill prior to his death, prohibits anyone under the age of 18 from using a tanning bed. DISTILLERY SALES: North Carolina distilleries are now allowed to … Continued

Gay, Jackson & McNally Settles Big Rock Fishing Dispute

The attorneys at Gay, Jackson & McNally were pleased in the final outcome of one of their more public cases that concluded recently. Mr. Gay and Mr. Jackson were counsel for the plaintiffs in case of Michael Topp, Duncan Thomasson, Martin Kooyman, and Black Pearl Enterprises, LLC, Plaintiffs, v. Big … Continued

North Carolina Workers Compensation Law Changes

North Carolina personal injury attorneys can be of great assistance when victims of an accident on the job file for workers compensation. Workers compensation laws have been in place in North Carolina for a long time and are meant to ensure appropriate benefits for workers. In 2011, changes to North … Continued

Low Interest Rates – Time to Refinance

Homeowners in North Carolina usually pay for their home through a mortgage. Mortgage payments can be affected initially by many things, including the credit rate of the homeowner or the interest rate of the initial loans. At certain points NC homeowners may want to refinance their mortgage with the help … Continued

Child Custody – Legal Custody

Child custody cases are challenging for parents and their children across North Carolina. Both the parents must agree to a variety of rules and legal guidelines when separating or divorcing to ensure the welfare of the child. Legal custody rights can be established in Wake County Family Court if the … Continued

Changes in “Bill vs Paid” Law

In North Carolina, victims in auto accidents can be legally awarded financial recovery by courts. NC personal injury lawyers are a source of information and guidance through this sometimes confusing process. In 2011, the laws regarding accident claims changed. The new laws have the potential to limit the financial award … Continued

Tax Implications of Alimony

Divorce proceedings in Wake County family court may often involve the awarding of alimony payments.  Alimony and divorce has been previously looked at in earlier articles on our site.  Wake County family court is in charge of determining the amount of alimony as well as to whom it should be … Continued

Dividing Pension Plans in Equitable Distribution Cases

North Carolina divorce proceedings are in place to help divorcing spouses end their marriage in a way that is legally fair to everyone involved, as discussed in previous articles. Wake County family court can divide up the assets of both spouses and arrange for an equitable distribution to both parties … Continued

Dividing Debt in Equitable Distribution Cases

NC family law attorneys can help divorcing spouses navigate the complex process found in Wake County family court. Earlier articles have mentioned a couple of different marital assets that are particularly complicated to split equitably. When two spouses file for a divorce, both parties should consider not only their assets … Continued