||Deborah Van Dyken
has compiled some of the best of her past legal
advice newspaper columns from The Beaufort Gam into a paperback book
entitled Choosing Right. This book’s fifty
columns will educate you about family law in North Carolina since they
address the issues of custody, child support, grandparents’ rights,
post-separation support, alimony, and equitable distribution.
on a weekly legal advice column in a Beaufort, North Carolina
newspaper, this book tells the tall tales of mythological local
people who have run afoul of the law in yarns entitled Bigamy at
the Beach, The Stinking Rat's Revenge, Shrimping Mercies, and
The Stud Club."
book is about bad behavior ~ adultery, lies, deceit, lust,
meanness, greed, folly, and ignorance ~ and that is just for
starters. It is also about how people can get themselves into
legal trouble in North Carolina by using these "sins"
as guiding stars in their lives."
people could have avoided a whole lot of heartache, legal fees,
and gossip if they and the people around them had heeded the
Good Book and treated each other honestly and decently. But
they did not, and so, here are their stories"