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Same-Sex Couple Sues NC, Changes Birth Certificate Policy

When federal courts defeated countrywide bans on same-sex marriage, future birth certificates for children of same-sex couples were supposed to include the names of both parents. It also opened up the ...
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Hopper Law Firm, PLLC Merges With Wake Legal & Associates

Hopper Law Firm, PLLC and Wake Legal & Associates have merged! Having previously been serving clients throughout Raleigh and the surrounding areas separately, Attorney Michael Hopper and his ...
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Does Being a Sperm Donor Mean That You Are a Dad?

Many prospective parents and couples are turning to sperm donors for assistance in conception. Whether issues of fertility exist or parents have specific goals, there are numerous reasons as to why ...
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Tips for Winning Custody of your Child

In North Carolina, a court will decide the terms of a child custody agreement based on what reflects the best interests of the child. Generally, this can mean that the terms which see a child’s ...
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What Should My Separation Agreement Include?

Are you thinking about divorcing your spouse in North Carolina? Did you know that before you can actually file for divorce, the state requires that you live separately from them for at least one year? ...
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Check Out Our New Raleigh Divorce Law Firm Office Location!

The legal advocates you trust most in Raleigh have recently moved to a new and improved office location. That’s right – Hopper Law Firm, our award-winning Raleigh divorce attorney, and the ...
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Connect with Our Firm: Hopper Law Firm, PLLC

Welcome to Hopper, Hopper & Mulligan, PLLC! If you are wondering what our firm is about, what you need to know is that we are committed to the clients we represent. If you choose to retain our legal ...
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Red Flags When Purchasing a Business

Purchasing a business is a process that you want to make sure you have a clear understanding of and legal guidance through. With the right amount of research and know-how, you can successfully ...
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Common Yet Unfamiliar Divorce Court Terms

Stepping into court for any reason can be a pretty confusing time for any person who has not dedicated their career to the law, legalese, and litigation. Divorce court is not an exception, and if you ...
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Steps to Successfully File for Divorce in 2016

Sometimes coming to the decision to file for a divorce is surprisingly easy, you and your spouse both know that your marriage must be dissolved for you to continue to be happy. Sometimes it is one of ...
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Same-Sex Marriage Legalization Could Bring in Millions of Tax Dollars

While it is true that the United States Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage has stirred up more controversy than any ruling in recent memory, it could also be bringing about a ...
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Understanding the Nature of Domestic Violence

Has your partner been physically hurting you? Do you feel like he/she is always playing mind games in an attempt to control you? If so, you may be a victim of domestic violence. This term applies to ...
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Supreme Court Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

On June 26 th, 2015, the United States Supreme Court ruled to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states, and controversy immediately sprang up around the decision. People from coast to coast were ...
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Avoiding a Fourth of July DUI

Fourth of July is a great time during the summer to gather with the ones you love and celebrate a day off of work, family and friends and a few beers. However, with all of the excitement, it can be ...
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Results of North Carolina's "Booze It & Lose It" Campaign

North Carolina regularly holds “Booze It & Lose It” campaigns intended to discourage and penalize drunk drivers. The state’s most recent campaign, which ran March 13 through ...
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Attorney Kevin Hopper Selected as a Top 100 Family Lawyer

Hopper Law Firm PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney Kevin P. Hopper, the firm’s managing partner, has been selected as one of the Top 100 Family Lawyers in the state of North Carolina for ...
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Kevin P. Hopper, Esq. Awarded Client Distinction Award

Martindale-Hubbell® has given our firm’s Raleigh divorce attorney the 2015 Client Distinction Award. He received this honor as a result of his hard work, determination, and world-class ...
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What to Do If You Get Pulled Over by the Police

If you know ahead of time what to do at a police stop, this can help you immensely in overcoming any subsequent traffic violation citations or even DUI charges. If someone does not know how to handle ...
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14 Empowering Lessons People Have Learned from Their Divorce

As painful as a divorce is, the hard lessons of divorce are often what make people into better versions of themselves. This has been attested to time and again by people who have made it through to ...
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Sperm Donor Ordered to Pay Child Support

Five years ago, a Kansas man responded to an ad he saw on Craigslist posted by a lesbian couple seeking a sperm donor. He said that he wanted to help them out. The man donated for free, and he signed ...
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Does Infidelity Affect a Divorce Case in Raleigh?

In North Carolina, adultery is a ground (legal reason) for filing for divorce, and naturally, this will have an effect on the case, often making an already difficult process that much more painful. ...
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Alternatives to a Litigated Divorce

Collaborative Divorce, Divorce Mediation, and Uncontested Divorce in Raleigh, NC Wondering how you can get an amicable divorce in Raleigh? For one thing, you will have to avoid a litigated divorce. ...
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Types of Alimony in North Carolina

Depending on a couple's situation, there are numerous types of short- and long-term alimony (or spousal support) available. If a couple had a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement that outlined how ...
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What Are Grounds for Divorce in North Carolina?

By New Year's Day, many couples have decided that it is time for a divorce. Some couples have known throughout the whole holiday season that they were going to separate, and they were only ...
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Child Custody: Determining the Best Interests of the Child

Ideally, both parents will be able to craft a parenting plan on their own. Presumably, the parents would be much more acquainted with what is best for their child than a court could be, and then ...
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My mild-mannered lawyer was a pit bull in the courtroom!...
I came to Kevin with a nasty divorce situation complete with kiddos & an affair (tho not by me!) The whole mess was devastating, emotionally & financially. But in the end, Kevin was money well spent! I have my life back, my kids live with me, & a very nice settlement to top it off. And I must say, it was great seeing my ex on the stand getting caught in his lies! --My mild-mannered lawyer was a pit bull in the courtroom!
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