Kurtz & Blum Blog

Holidays may be a good time to let loose and celebrate, but get behind the wheel having had one drink too many and you could end up in jail. The North Carolina Transportation Department and the Governor’s Highway Safety Program reported that approximately 1,800 arrests from driving while impaired (DWI)…

What Is Child Support Used For?

If you’re a parent who receives or pays child support, you may wonder, “What is child support meant to cover?” Below, we describe NC child support laws, what expenses child support covers, and what you can do if you suspect that your ex is not using child support payments appropriately. …

Many people accused of domestic violence crimes believe that if their accuser just says they want the case dismissed, it will be. That’s not how it works. The police may not need the help of the accuser. They may be able to prove the case without them. They may be…

Charged with Child Abuse? We Can Help

Child abuse cases can be very, very complicated and very high stakes. A lot of times, CPS gets involved, Child Protective Services. They’ll investigate and, though, in most cases, we might suggest that you not make a statement to law enforcement, if you don’t make a statement to CPS, you…

What Is Date Rape?

Date rape is a serious crime in North Carolina. Being found guilty of date rape or other sex crimes carries significant penalties, from a lengthy prison sentence to fines and having to register as a sex offender.  If you’re accused of date rape, you need to seek assistance from a…

The 3 Major Decisions of a Divorce

Divorce can be a complex legal process that involves many issues that can affect your life for years to come. A divorce lawyer can help explain your options, the factors the court considers, and North Carolina law surrounding major decisions involved in your divorce related to: Children  One of the…