Fast FAQs: Cohabitation in North Carolina
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by Missy Foard
1w ago
As more couples opt to delay traditional, legal marriage, or opt out of it altogether, cohabitation has become increasingly popular. In North Carolina, there are multiple legal aspects surrounding this type of relationship. What is cohabitation? Sometimes called “unmarried cohabitation,” is defined by North Carolina State law as two unmarried adults “dwelling together continuously and habitually” while maintaining a relationship that is similar to a marriage, which is “evidenced by the voluntary mutual assumption of those marital rights, duties, and obligations which are usually manifested by ..read more
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Representative Case: Personal Injury Claim Settled in Mediation
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by SeiferFlatow Team
1M ago
The personal injury team, led by senior partner Adam Seifer, at our Charlotte law firm is experienced in bringing justice and just compensation to those who have been injured due to the negligent actions of others.  While we are always ready to take your case to trial, we are often able to settle the case out of court, like we were able to do for our client Mariah O.  About this Personal Injury Case In 2021, Mariah was seated in the backseat of a taxi when the driver of the car pulled out in front of another vehicle, causing an accident. The force of the crash caused significant inj ..read more
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How to Stay Safe on the Roads This Thanksgiving
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by SeiferFlatow Team
2M ago
As the 2022 Thanksgiving holiday approaches, North Carolina roads will once again be packed with holiday travelers. Thanksgiving travel is expected to reach pre-pandemic levels, with AAA predicting that around 1.5 million North Carolinians will travel at least 50 miles for the holiday and 89% of those Thanksgiving travelers will be driving. Tips for staying safe on the road With that many drivers traveling on North Carolina roads, staying safe is more important than ever. In an effort to help keep you safe behind the wheel, we’ve compiled a list of tips to keep in mind as you travel to your Th ..read more
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Is a DUAC the same as a DUI in South Carolina?
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by Ed Martin
4M ago
In South Carolina, there are two serious drunk driving charges that drivers can face if pulled over while intoxicated: DUI and DUAC. While most drivers know what a DUI charge is, many clients question whether a DUAC is the same thing.    Is DUAC the same as DUI? DUAC stands for “driving with unlawful alcohol concentration,” which South Carolina law defines as driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or higher; DUI, on the other hand, stands for “driving under the influence,” which South Carolina law defines as driving under the influence/DUI as driving under the ..read more
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Fast FAQs: South Carolina DUI
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by Ed Martin
4M ago
The team at SeiferFlatow believes that an informed driver is the best driver. We feel it’s important to educate drivers about traffic laws in South Carolina – especially DUI – because we know that being under-informed can lead to unfortunate and serious consequences.  Most drivers in South Carolina know what Driving Under the Influence (DUI) consists of and that a DUI charge can have heavy consequences, but many questions still surround the subject. We’ve gathered a few questions that clients frequently ask us in regards to DUI to help you better understand your rights on the road and he ..read more
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FAQ: Does a DUI carry jail time in South Carolina?
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by Ed Martin
6M ago
Most people know that driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious offense in South Carolina, but we still find that people are severely underinformed on the subject. This can lead to unfortunate and serious consequences.  South Carolina law defines driving under the influence/DUI as driving under the influence of a substance (ie, alcohol or drugs) to the extent that your faculties to drive are materially and appreciably impaired. This consists of driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08% or higher or driving while under the influence of any drug or intoxicant. A question that ..read more
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False Pretenses in South Carolina
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by Ed Martin
7M ago
South Carolina law treats wrongfully gaining property from another person, or theft, as a criminal offense. Theft can happen in a number of ways, including fraud or larceny. Similar to both these crimes is the theft crime of “false pretenses,” which is sometimes described as a combination of fraud and larceny because it involves both deception and intentionally depriving someone of their own property. Although a non-violent crime, false pretenses, or “obtaining property under false pretenses” as it’s also called, is a serious matter in South Carolina and can be charged as either a misdemeanor ..read more
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An Overview of South Carolina Gun Laws
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by Ed Martin
7M ago
Knowing your local gun laws is an important part of being a responsible gun owner, but gun laws in the U.S. can be complicated and hard to keep up with because they are ever-changing and vary from state to state. If you’re in South Carolina, knowing the requirements to purchase or carry a gun in the state can save you headaches and prevent heavy consequences in the future. Purchasing Firearms South Carolina does not require a permit to purchase handguns, rifles, or long guns from a licensed dealer in-state. There is no waiting period involved when purchasing a firearm, but you do need to pass ..read more
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Custody and Summer Break in North Carolina
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by Missy Foard
8M ago
Temperatures outside are heating up and kids are getting antsy, which can only mean one thing: it’s almost time for summer break. While most people associate summer break with easygoing days and fun in the sun, if you have a joint custody agreement, summer can create a lot of confusion. How do you split parenting duties when your child is home all day and you have work to contend with? Who gets to take your child on vacation and when, especially if the days you’d like to travel are outside of your normal custody time?  Knowing how to navigate custody during your child’s summer break from ..read more
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Answering Your Questions About Custody and Health Concerns
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by Missy Foard
9M ago
Navigating custody agreements at any time can be difficult and confusing. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted and complicated many aspects of our daily lives and brought to light many issues you may experience when sharing custody of your child.  We often get questions from clients who are confused as to what their rights are regarding protecting their children when it comes to health and wellness concerns. Our family law team can provide answers to some of our common-received questions, and be sure to contact us if you have additional questions! Question: We have a court order, but I kno ..read more
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