Bankruptcy, Divorce, Criminal Law and DUI Lawyers in Raleigh, North Carolina
Hatch, Little & Bunn, LLP327 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27603
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Law Firm OverviewHatch, Little & Bunn was formed in the mid 1950s, by a former Superior Court Judge, a former Clerk of Court, and a Wake Forest University Trustee. The firm's mission was providing unmatched legal services to individuals and small businesses in a friendly environment where every client receives the utmost in personal attention. In 1964, the firm purchased and renovated the Henry Hicks Home on Hillsborough Street. This former private residence was built in 1912 and was the first house in Raleigh to have its own elevator.
The Raleigh area and North Carolina have been transformed by dynamic change in the past five decades. Our firm has thrived by changing along with them expanding the breadth and sophistication of services to meet new client and community needs.
Hatch, Little & Bunn, LLP remains at 327 Hillsborough Street. Fifty years later, the elevator is still working and Hatch Little & Bunn, LLP is still striving to uphold the mission of our founding fathers. We are a few blocks from the Wake County Courthouse, the State Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, the Federal Courthouse, the Legislative Building and the Raleigh Municipal Building. Contact us for your personal and business legal needs. You will receive quality legal representation and individual attention from the attorneys at Hatch Little & Bunn, LLP, while our staff provides a friendly, respectful environment. At Hatch Little & Bunn, LLP you are important to us, for you are our greatest asset.
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Chapter 7 Bankruptcy; Chapter 13 Bankruptcy.
Areas of Law Description
Hatch, Little & Bunn, LLP serves clients in the following areas of practice:
- Criminal/Traffic Law
The U.S. Constitution provides you with rights if you have been charged with breaking the law. For more than five decades the attorneys at the Raleigh, NC offices of Hatch, Little & Bunn, LLP have ensured that if you have been charged with a criminal offense: We live up to our motto, “Every person who walks through our door is important to us!” All of your rights are protected, and your best interests are our top priority. Our attorneys have extensive experience in criminal and civil litigation.
- Traffic offenses
Most of the annual traffic tickets are “misdemeanors,” the legal category for less severe instances of wrong-doing. However, while traffic violations, particularly speeding, may seem a minor, these charges can result in significant fines, higher long-term insurance premiums, and even the loss of your driver's license.
In North Carolina, driving while intoxicated (DWI) and driving under the influence (DUI) are serious offenses. Law enforcement officials will try to determine if you are driving while impaired. Numerous issues can arise regarding your rights when stopped, and your rights in what is likely to happen next.
- Drug offenses
Whether you have broken the law by using illegal drugs, dealing them or behaving improperly while under their influence, the charges against you can be life altering. Representation by experienced criminal lawyers can make a difference in the outcome of your case.
If the police have been called because of your alleged physical violence against another person, you already have major legal problems and need an attorney. Let a Hatch, Little & Bunn experienced criminal lawyer be at your side as your representative.
If you, a friend or family member is a suspect in the theft of someone else’s property, or the sale of stolen merchandise, our skilled criminal attorneys will not only ensure you are treated justly but also help you make smart decisions about your future.
- Family & Domestic Law
There are few things in life as stressful as dramatic changes in family relationships. If you are in the process of making a legal change in your personal life, or are contemplating one, please contact an attorney with Hatch, Little & Bunn, LLP's family and domestic law practice.
We understand that you may have many questions regarding divorce in North Carolina. While different factors come into play in every divorce, most divorces follow the same general procedures. A knowledgeable attorney can provide a general overview of North Carolina divorce law and the legal process of what comes next after you file.
We are frequently asked about a "legal separation". In the State of North Carolina we do not have anything that is specifically called a legal separation where you file a paper and you are immediately legally separated, nor are you required to be separated to file for custody, support or a divorce from bed and board.
- Custody and Parenting Time
As a North Carolina child custody law office, we find that many of you may have questions regarding how child custody cases and parenting time (also called "visitation") matters are determined in North Carolina. We can help you navigate through the legal process of a North Carolina child custody case.
- Child Support
North Carolina child support law is based on an income shares model of both parents' monthly income. The North Carolina child support guidelines are calculated by using the North Carolina Child Support Formula Manual.
- Alimony & Spousal Support
In North Carolina support payments for the spouse, if any, are referred to as Post-separation Support and Alimony. Post-separation support is considered temporary and is designed to provide for the dependent spouse's support until a final order of alimony is entered.
- Division of Property
In North Carolina, the parties involved in a divorce are generally each awarded half of the assets and half of the debts that accrued during the marriage and prior to separation. The legal term for dividing up marital assets and debts is "equitable distribution."
- Bankruptcy/Loan Workouts
Hatch, Little & Bunn, LLP's bankruptcy specialist, Douglas Q. Wickham, has over three decades experience assisting clients resolve their debt problems. He and his staff give each matter the personal attention it needs to achieve the best possible result for each of our clients.
- Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
Raleigh bankruptcy attorney Douglas Q. Wickham and his staff at Hatch, Little & Bunn, LLP understands the stress and frustration faced by individuals and businesses in the current economic downturn. Lost or reduced income, unexpected medical expenses, and a host of other circumstances can leave financially responsible people and businesses suddenly unable to repay outstanding bills.
- Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
Where Chapter 7 bankruptcy achieves the discharge of debt through liquidation of assets, Chapter 13 helps consumers including self-employed individuals or individuals operating an unincorporated business with sufficient income by helping them repay outstanding debt through the negotiation of new terms with creditors.
- Civil Litigation
Hatch, Little & Bunn, LLP has represented individuals and businesses on both sides of lawsuits for more than 50 years. Be it a business dispute, broken contract or car accident, our experienced attorneys can help you or your business navigate the waters of litigation.
- Real Estate Law
Whether it be the purchase of a home or business facility, new construction, foreclosures or any other transactions involving a change in the ownership or development of real estate, Hatch, Little & Bunn, LLP in Raleigh, NC has represented residents of North Carolina for more than 50 years.
- Homeowners Association (HOA) Law
From offices in Raleigh, Hatch, Little & Bunn, LLP proudly protects homeowners associations and the individuals who govern and manage them. In the North Carolina Triangle Region including Wake, Durham, Orange, Alamance and Franklin counties, and across North Carolina, we help new developments become great communities.
Hatch, Little & Bunn, LLP's landlord–oriented landlord-tenant practice represents: Individual owners, Apartment communities and Management associations. Our attorneys handle residential and commercial evictions and post-eviction claims for money owed. They also advise on the proper handling and use of security deposits.
Hatch, Little & Bunn, LLP has helped individuals across North Carolina develop effective estate planning strategies that protect their interests and goals — now and in the future. From simple wills to complex family succession plans, the key to successful estate planning is a clear understanding of our clients' goals.
Mr. Justin R. Apple
Civil Litigation, Employment, Labor, Personal Injury
Mr. Harold W. Berry
Administrative Law, Corporate Law, Environmental Law
Ms. Kathy R. Holmes
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family Law
Mr. James P. Little
Assault, Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence, Drug Crime, DWI
Mr. John N. McClain, Jr.
Banking Law, Domestic Violence, Family Law, Mediation
Mr. James A. Oliver
Estate and Trust, Probate, Real Estate, Will
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