Sherri Papini was originally reported missing by her husband in November 2016 after she left their home in Shasta County, California to go for a jog and never returned. Three weeks later on Thanksgiving Day, authorities found Papini on an interstate highway approximately 140 miles from home. Continue reading →
Wooten v. Wooten, 867 S.E.2d 767 (N.C. Ct. App. 2022)
Wooten v. Wooten came before the North Carolina Court of Appeals on Defendant Husband’s appeal of the trial court’s Summary Judgment ordering specific performance by both parties.
FACTS: The parties married in 1997 and divorced in 2016. When they divorced, they signed a Separation Agreement that stated that Defendant Husband would pay Plaintiff Wife $4000 per month and put $8500 per year into the children’s 529 educational savings plans. Continue reading →
2020 Formal Ethics Opinion 5
In recent years, there has been a marked increase in the number of attempts to defraud attorneys of their clients’ funds in trust accounts. Now con artists are stealing from clients directly by using “inside information.” These scams are constantly evolving and are becoming much more sophisticated, as many processes that attorneys use are now digital. This includes sensitive data about an attorney and their office that may be used as part of a scam. Continue reading →
(a) Facts: A woman married a man who ran a struggling air conditioner business. The wife was aware that the business was struggling, as the parties had difficulty paying their bills, but the husband convinced her that a big contract was coming and success was just around the corner. He even convinced her to make a tax-penalized early withdrawal from her 401(k) plan and invest the funds in his business. The wife was abused verbally during the marriage, but not physically.