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The shocking video of now former NFL player Ray Rice assaulting his then-fiancée in an elevator may serve as a revelation about domestic violence to some people, but we are sorry to say that it is nothing new to our family law attorneys. Nor is it news to others in…

International marriages, where one partner is from a country different than their spouse, are on the increase around the world. In North Carolina, the amount of foreign-born individuals has increased from 1.7% in 1990 to 7.3% in 2011. Statistics show that about half the immigrants that move into an area…

Of all of the possible legal careers one can have, that of a family law attorney can be one the most fulfilling. Not only do you have the opportunity to make a good living, but you spend your life helping people navigate through some of the most challenging and difficult periods…

For far too many married couples, divorce is one of the hardest decisions to make. Whether the decision is mutual or one spouse becomes the catalyst for the life changing decision, divorce can be emotionally and financially painful. Often, a soon-to-be ex-husband or wife is left wondering, “What’s next?” Whether the…

A woman victim of sexual assault

Over the past few years, several of the country’s most prestigious colleges and universities – including the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – have been criticized for their handling of sexual assault cases. It’s a problem that appears to be growing in America’s institutions of higher education, or…

People who have lived through a frightening ordeal that threatened or caused physical harm may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Long after the event or situation is over, a person with PTSD continues to feel overwhelming fear, shock, or panic that makes normal life impossible. PTSD is probably…

The United Nations marks March 8 as International Women’s Day with the theme “Equality for women is progress for all.” International Women’s Day has been observed each year since 1975. Advocating equality for women includes addressing the problem of domestic violence. Each year, about 1.3 women in the United States experience domestic…