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6 Questions You Have About Transgender Rights in North Carolina (Updated 2021)

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Over the last few years, conversations around transgender rights in North Carolina have been occurring more frequently and amongst a greater audience. Attention has been largely focused on the controversial “Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act,” commonly known as HB2 or “the bathroom bill”, and it has opened the door for confusion and fear around the legal rights of transgender […]

Stabilizing Your Future in Uncertain Times: What the SB 704 Virtual Notary Bill Means for Your Family

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The General Assembly of North Carolina Enacts Senate Bill 704 to aid and support the public with remote online notarization in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On May 4, 2020, a new bill titled SB 704 was signed into North Carolina law, allowing the notarization of documents over virtual video platforms. While this authorization is only temporary (effective until August […]

Here Are 3 Ways to Get in the Holiday Spirit in Asheville (Which Don’t Include Gingerbread)

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While we love gingerbread houses at The Grove Park Inn, Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum, and other Asheville holiday traditions, sometimes we need a break from all the crowds. If you’re looking for some non-traditional Asheville Christmas activities, we’ve put together a list of things to do at home, around town, and outside of the city limits that’ll […]

Estate Planning for LGBTQ Couples Isn’t Always Cut & Dried. Here Are 5 Things You Should Know

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Same-sex marriage may now be legally accepted, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t hurdles—particularly when it comes to legally protecting your family and future generations. Many believe all the issues have been resolved thanks to the 2015 ruling that legalized same-sex marriage, but this is not the case for everyone. If you are growing your family and wondering what is […]

Are Adoption Agencies Allowed to Discriminate Based on Sexual Orientation? What You Need to Know About Trump’s Proposal

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The Friday of Memorial Day weekend, the Trump administration proposed repealing Obama-era policies at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that prohibit federally funded adoption and foster care agencies from discriminating against adoptive couples based on their faith or sexual orientation. This is concerning to me, not only as an adoption attorney but as a parent, too. At […]

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