Who Gets the Family Pet?

Who gets the family pet in a divorce? Oftentimes during a divorce, the issue of child custody comes to mind first. However, for a lot people, pets are also considered to be members of the family and there are several things to consider in determining who gets the...

Rule 60

What Does Rule 60(b) Do? Under Rule 60 of the North Carolina general statutes, a court may relieve a party or their legal representative from a final judgement, order, or proceedings for the following reasons: Mistake, inadvertence, surprise, or excusable neglect;...

Stepparent Adoption in North Carolina

Stepparent Adoption in North Carolina Stepparent Adoption – Who Can File a Petition to Adopt a Minor Stepchild? North Carolina statutes specify the requirements for who may petition to adopt a stepchild in N.C.G.S. §48-4-101. The statute specifies that a...