Legal Resources Blog - Weaver, Bennett & Bland, PA

Stepparent Custody and Visitation Rights

As a stepparent, you may have formed a close bond with your spouse’s child. If you’re now going through a separation and divorce, then you may be wondering if you have any legal rights as a stepparent. In North Carolina, stepparent custody rights are complicated, however, N.C.G.S. §50-13.1(a) states that stepparents do have the right

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How To Prepare For Your Day In Court

When your court date is approaching, it’s normal to be anxious. Especially if you’ve never had to experience a trial before. Here’s what you should be doing to prepare for trial and what you should do on the day of your court date. Basic Preparation You should have already hired an attorney well before your

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8 Things To Know About Spousal Spying

It has become more and more common over recent years for one spouse to complain that the other is spying on him or her.  With the availability of inexpensive programs and hardware, it is more likely that the spying is in fact taking place. Here’s a primer on a spouse’s privacy rights under the North

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Things to know about a Department of Social Services case

If the Department of Social Services (DSS) opens an investigation and case on your family, then there are a number of things you should know. 1. DSS is required to investigate any report to them of abuse or neglect of a minor child. 2. Abuse usually means physical abuse but DSS may investigate mental abuse as well. Evidence

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7 Things to Know When Being Sued for Civil or Criminal Contempt

1. There are two kinds of contempt – Civil and Criminal. Civil Contempt is used to enforce the rights of a party by forcing compliance with a court order. Criminal Contempt is utilized to uphold the respect due the Court and to punish violations of its orders. 2. The general distinction is that Civil Contempt is used

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Supporting Our Local Heroes in Matthews, Waxhaw, and Weddington

At Weaver, Bennett, and Bland, we are proud to support the Matthews, South Charlotte, and Western Union County communities. For more than three decades we’ve been committed to providing more to our communities than legal services. Our firm has a core value to connect with our community, and we do that by giving back whenever

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10 Common Questions about PPP Loans

How did we get Here? On December 21, 2020, Congress passed the new COVID relief bill called the “Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Non-Profits, and Venues Act.” Shortly thereafter the bill was signed into law. On January 6, 2021, the Treasury Department and the Small Business Association issued written rules governing the new rounds

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