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In North Carolina, it is possible to modify a child custody order. If both parents or caretakers agree to the modification, the process is relatively simple. In cases where they disagree, the parent requesting the modified custody order must show the court that there has been a substantial change of circumstances affecting the welfare of a child since the prior order was entered and that it is in the best interests of the child to modify the order.
Driving While Impaired (DWI) is a serious offense in North Carolina. Under the current laws, you are considered “impaired” when either: (a) you have a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or higher or (b) your mental and/or physical faculties have become appreciably impaired (in other words, noticeably weakened, reduced, or worsened) by your use or consumption of an impairing substance.
Will you outlive your retirement savings? This is a question most of us worry about when we reach mid-life. Even individuals who carefully save and plan for retirement cannot predict what the future holds. An accident, health crisis, or other emergency may result in those savings quickly disappearing. Your best bet is to assume that someday in the future you may need Medicaid assistance.
Miss our May 2022 newsletter? Learn about grandparent’s rights in NC, meet Matt Lewis, find out what an elder law attorney does, celebrate Older Americans Month, catch up on summer safety tips, and more.
In an ideal world, all children would grow up with a solid family foundation, including parents, grandparents, and extended family members ready and able to support them. What happens when your grandchildren are in a situation that is less than ideal? Custody laws in North Carolina are very limited in regard to grandparents’ rights.
Summer is here and many people will be heading out on vacation or just spending more time outdoors enjoying the great weather. Unfortunately, the statistics show that certain types of accidents and injuries increase during the summer months. So what can you do to keep yourself and your family safe?
The best thing you can do is be aware of the risks. Get out there and have fun—but give some thought to possible issues and prepare ahead of time. Here are a few thoughts: