Kurtz & Blum Blog

A study led by Washington D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department shows that body cameras on police officers have not had “any statistically significant effect” on law enforcement officials use of force or citizen complaints. The results are bound to reopen debates about the policy, which was believed could help improve police…

How to Explain Divorce to Kids

As a caring family lawyer, I can help see you through divorce and many of the aspects of this difficult process. In this article, I’ll share more tips on how you can talk to your kids about divorce. Knowing how to explain it to children, and answer their questions, can…

The Charge of “Driving After Consuming”

You’ve heard of driving under the influence and driving while impaired – but if you’re under the age of 21 you may find yourself in need of a DWI attorney to handle DACs. Driving After Consuming (DAC) is a serious offense in North Carolina, separate from Driving While Impaired (DWI). Not long…

Organized Shoplifting Rings Are Going Mainstream

Shoplifting has plagued retail businesses for decades, but this year, it has loomed larger than ever. Authorities say shoplifters have increasingly become the engines of organized theft rings, which systematically ferry stolen goods from thieves to the “fencers” who knowingly resell them. Organized theft has also found a new niche in profiting…

Annulments & Divorce Explained

Discussion of annulment often arises when thinking about or considering divorce, especially in a marriage that is relatively short lived. In the movies we see couples getting annulments after a quick trip to Vegas or because after a few days they realized they have made a mistake, but that is…

The Questions You Should Ask Before Filing for Divorce

Are disagreements and differences weighing down your marriage? Whatever you may be going through, you should understand that divorce is a life-changing step, and, like marriage, should not be taken without preparation. Oftentimes marital disputes can be addressed through counseling or a brief separation period to give yourself time to…