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Wake County comprises 12 cities, including Raleigh which is the county seat as well as the state capital. With three major universities -- Duke, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina -- in and around Wake County, the area attracts some of the best and brightest minds in the country. Wake County is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in America.
If you have legal troubles in Wake County, there are loads of local Wake County lawyers who are experienced in areas of law such as bankruptcy, real estate, divorce and child custody, personal injury, contracts, and many other areas.
In an ongoing lawsuit in the Wake District Court, a family is being sued by a California-based animal rights establishment, a North Carolina State University veterinary professor, and the U.S. Equine Rescue League. The lawsuit is seeking to take away six of the Wake County family’s horses and prevent the family from owning horses or pets for the next ten years. The malnourished horses were discovered in a rented pasture in Wake County with a small pile of moldy hay as their only source of food. The horses have since been seized and are being nursed back to health. The Wake District Judge presiding over the case has ordered the family to pay over $8,000 for the animals’ care.
Wake County is served by two different trial courts. The Wake County Superior Court hears all minor criminal cases as well as civil cases that involve less than $10,000. The Wake District Court hears criminal cases as well as civil cases involving more than $10,000. In addition, the North Carolina Court of Appeals is located in Wake County. If you have a lawsuit pending in Wake County, you may have to report to any of these courts. Having an attorney with local knowledge would be a major advantage for you.
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