Author Archives: Hager & Associates Law Office, P.C.
Recently, my husband broke his little toe helping me bring groceries in from the car. After putting the food away, I broke out the iPad and Googled “broken little toe” and wasted an hour or more of my time watching You Tube videos and reading articles about the different possible fractures, how to manipulate the […]
Many children are raised in blended families and come to view their step-parent as their real mom or dad. Perhaps their biological mom or dad has never been involved with the child, or seldom spends any time with them. Adoption establishes a legal parent-child relationship which lasts forever, and gives the parents peace of mind […]
Psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, and other mental health professionals play a variety of roles in families and in custody cases which end up in court. You may already be seeing a therapist for help with depression or anxiety related to your separation and divorce; often the therapist can give you helpful suggestions about how […]
At , we are pleased to offer unbundled legal services to our clients where available. What are “unbundled services”? What is “limited scope representation?” Hiring to provide ‘unbundled services’ simply means that you are hiring the firm to perform certain defined and specific tasks for an agreed-upon flat rate. This is also called “limited-scope representation.” […]
On May 8, 2012, voters passed an amendment to the North Carolina Constitution which declares that “Marriage between a man and a woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State.” Amendment One wrote marriage discrimination against same-sex couples into the State’s Constitution. Many same-sex couples living in […]
Certain bills proposed in the North Carolina state legislature have been getting attention recently. While most of press so far has been about a law seeking to allow the establishment of a state religion, family lawyers like us have been closely watching two other bills that would have a significant effect on how divorce law […]