Equitable Distribution

Equitable Distribution Once you and your spouse are separated, you may be thinking, “What about our joint bank accounts and other property?”  The process of distributing the tangible and intangible property (both assets and debts) accumulated by the spouses during the marriage is known as equitable distribution. Equitable distribution does not necessarily mean a 50-50…

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Improvements at U.S. 17 and Smith Avenue, Shallotte, Brunswick County

Shawn Evans, partner with The Law Group, attended the most recent DOT Public Hearing for construction planned at the Smith Avenue and U.S. 17 Interchange in Shallotte, NC (U-5862).  At this time the Department has selected a “preferred alternative”  for construction and announced they plan to begin right of way acquisition in the Fall of…

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Independence Boulevard to be Extended

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is currently planning a proposal to extend Independence Boulevard approximately 1.7 miles from the Randall Parkway Intersection to Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway (U.S. 74).  Based on its current schedule, the Department plans to host an initial public hearing sometime this calendar year to discuss proposed plans.  This project…

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Permanent Utility Easements

Permanent Utility Easements: In eminent domain and condemnation cases a common form of taking is a permanent utility easement.  It has become common practice for the Department of Transportation to acquire easements for public utilizes including water/sewer lines and easements for electric utilities.  When these takings occur the property owner still owns the underlying land,…

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Control of Access

In the world if eminent domain and condemnation, few words strike fear into the hearts of business owners like “control of access.”  While you may not be familiar with the term, everyone is familiar with the concept of controlled access.  Interstates are generally full control of access highways, meaning there are no driveways connected to the…

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