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Family Law

Family law covers a wide range of issues, including pre-nuptial agreements, legal separation, divorce, child custody, visitation, child support, equitable distribution, and alimony, among others. Family law issues can cause a lot of stress and many sleepless nights. We have created this article to answer some of the more common questions we hear regarding family law.

How does divorce work in North Carolina?

The state of North Carolina requires the parties be separated, meaning they are living apart with no intention of reconciling, for a minimum of 12 months. Once the 12 months have passed, either party may file for divorce to legally end the marriage. Read more…

RRobert B Smith Jr, NC Certified Mediator.B. Smith Celebrates 50 Years in Practice!

Congratulations to our own Robert “R.B.” Smith, Jr. He was admitted to the North Carolina Bar on August 15, 1964 and is celebrating his 50th year in practice, including 32 years as the Attorney for the City of Lexington and 38 years on the Board of Directors of Lexington State Bank. Smith is Of Counsel with Brinkley Walser and focuses his practice on business law, probate and estate administration, municipal law, personal injury, land use regulation, and real property law (including subdivisions and commercial development). He is also a certified mediator and arbitrator in NC. Congratulations, R.B.!

Firm Sponsors Davidson County Teacher of the Year Awards

Supporting our schoolsBrinkley Walser is proud to be a sponsor of the 2014-15 Davidson County Schools Teacher of the Year awards and banquet. Teachers are nominated by their peers and one individual is chosen by a committee to represent all Davidson County schools for the year.

“It takes dedication and hard work to be a teacher,” says David Inabinett. “Our firm is well-versed on public school law issues, and we see the challenges faced by educators on a daily basis. I also have school-age children, which puts these challenges into perspective. The firm is pleased to sponsor the Teacher of the Year banquet to recognize just some of Davidson County’s best teachers.” The banquet will be held on September 15 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at 12 West Main in Thomasville. For more information, please contact Angie Miller, Human Resource Specialist for Davidson County Schools, at (336) 242-5534.

Need a Speaker for Your Event?

Ask-a-Lawyer Day with DCCCSeveral of our attorneys volunteer to speak to groups, businesses and organizations on a regular basis. Topics include such things as:

  1. How to Choose the Best Structure for Your New Business
  2. Your Elder Care Toolbox: The Essentials
  3. Estate Planning: Legal Options to Protect Your Assets
  4. How to Avoid Wage and Hour Complaints Against Your Business
  5. Are You Eligible to Have Your NC Criminal Record Expunged?
  6. Do You Need a Gun Trust?

We may also customize sessions to meet your requirements. To learn more, please contact Karen Greene at (336) 249-2101 or email us.