Case Study: New Mother Facing Divorce
I learned my ex-husband wanted a divorce mere days after bringing home our first child. I found myself a brand new mother faced with the challenge of learning to care for my infant while weathering a tumultuous divorce. I knew nothing of the court system and its processes.
The Law Corner Launches New Website
The Law Corner, PLLC is excited to announce the launch of our new website for our Raleigh General Law Practice. Our new site was designed and developed by TheeDesign Studio, an award-winning, full service web design and internet marketing company …
Peugh v. United States
(June 10, 2013). The court held that retroactive application of amended Federal Sentencing Guidelines to the defendant’s conviction violated the Ex Post Facto Clause. The defendant was convicted for conduct occurring in 1999 and 2000. At sentencing he argued that …
IRS Cracks Down on Family Gifts of Real Estate
Amazingly, it appears that most people who have given away real estate to family members in recent years have not filed a gift tax return with the IRS. The IRS requires a gift tax return to be filed any time …
New Expunction Bill Signed Into Law
The legislature has passed a significant bill that will affect those with old convictions that have haunted them for years. North Carolina House Bill 1023 was signed into law by Governor Bev Perdue in July 2012, and will go into …
Many wills need to be reviewed.
In the past, many people tried to achieve a similar result – using both spouses’ exemptions – through the use of a trust, sometimes called a “bypass trust.” Typically, when the first spouse died, some of his or her assets …