Employees vs Independent Contractors

2019-10-24T09:02:44-04:00

In early September, California passed a landmark bill regarding the gig economy. The bill, AB 5, was approved by California’s State Senate, Assembly, and signed by Governor Gavin Newson. AB 5 addresses the “gig economy,” which includes companies like Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Postmates, and other similar companies. These gig economy companies have always classified their [...]

Employees vs Independent Contractors2019-10-24T09:02:44-04:00

Top Ten Ways to Protect Your Disability Claim

2019-09-20T13:52:49-04:00

Top Ten Ways to Protect Your Disability Claim You trusted the safety net that you paid into and believed the guarantees and promises that were made. Now something happened and you can’t work, but your insurance company says you have no claim, or that you’re not disabled. This is a frustrating and scary situation that [...]

Top Ten Ways to Protect Your Disability Claim2019-09-20T13:52:49-04:00

Mediation: How Does It Work and What Are The Advantages?

2019-09-13T12:22:32-04:00

When people think about the legal world, many times they think about cases being tried in courtrooms, with attorneys advocating tirelessly in front of judges and juries in hopes of getting the best possible outcome for their client. What people may not think about as much are alternative ways to work through a case. Alternative [...]

Mediation: How Does It Work and What Are The Advantages?2019-09-13T12:22:32-04:00

Determining Physical Custody During Summer Vacation

2019-07-16T15:23:48-04:00

Determining child custody tends to be one of the most difficult parts of separation and divorce. North Carolina, along with many other states, has adopted the Uniform Child Custody Act and a judge decides on child custody based upon the best interest of the child. At a high-level overview, there are two basic types of [...]

Determining Physical Custody During Summer Vacation2019-07-16T15:23:48-04:00

Divorce and Child Custody? There’s an App for That!

2019-09-13T12:14:05-04:00

 Divorce is oftentimes highly stressful for everyone involved. Out of all of the factors that are considered when going through a divorce, child custody tends to be one of the areas that has the highest conflict between two parents. Between physical custody, who the child actually lives with, and legal custody, the right and responsibility [...]

Divorce and Child Custody? There’s an App for That!2019-09-13T12:14:05-04:00

Your Business Has a Lot More in Common with Amazon Than You Think!

2019-05-29T00:30:16-04:00

The story that everyone is talking about: Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos and their divorce. In a prior blog, we discussed that the Bezos’ didn’t have a prenuptial agreement and what that meant for the division of their property. Washington, their state of residence, is a community property state. As a reminder, with the community property [...]

Your Business Has a Lot More in Common with Amazon Than You Think!2019-05-29T00:30:16-04:00

R. Kelly Versus Child Support

2019-05-28T17:39:53-04:00

52-year-old R. Kelly can’t seem to keep himself out of the headlines, especially recently. The many lawsuits against Kelly began in the mid-1990s and continue through present day. In January 2019, Lifetime began airing its docuseries, “Surviving R. Kelly,” which speaks to more than 50 people with allegations against Kelly. The docuseries then prompted even [...]

R. Kelly Versus Child Support2019-05-28T17:39:53-04:00

What’s Mine Is Yours: Prenuptial Agreements and Property Division with the Bezos Divorce

2019-05-28T17:40:14-04:00

In early January, Amazon founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos, and his wife of 25 years, MacKenzie, made a joint statement on Twitter to announce their divorce. Divorce is always challenging for couples but will be much more challenging for Jeff and MacKenzie since they are not only are in the public eye, but have a [...]

What’s Mine Is Yours: Prenuptial Agreements and Property Division with the Bezos Divorce2019-05-28T17:40:14-04:00

Alienation of Affection in North Carolina – Infidelity and Criminal Conversation

2019-05-28T17:40:31-04:00

A recent story broke putting ‘alienation of affection’ back at the top of Google’s search list. On July 26, 2018, a jury awarded Durham, North Carolina resident Keith King $8.8 million in damages. The bill belongs to Francisco Huizar III, who was found responsible for ruining King’s marriage. An affair between King’s wife and Huizar [...]

Alienation of Affection in North Carolina – Infidelity and Criminal Conversation2019-05-28T17:40:31-04:00

Mama Mia – Marinara Millions Illustrates Equitable Distribution Issues in Divorce

2019-05-28T17:40:54-04:00

Amongst their split, Donald Trump Jr. and soon-to-be ex-wife Vanessa found themselves in a messy marinara situation. Vanessa’s father, Charles Haydon, invested in Rao’s Specialty Foods, a business that sells the New York restaurant’s famous marinara sauce. How big of an investment? About $1 million was invested into the brand, while Haydon controlled 30% of [...]

Mama Mia – Marinara Millions Illustrates Equitable Distribution Issues in Divorce2019-05-28T17:40:54-04:00