What You Need to Know About Consultation Fees in North Carolina

The expense involved in hiring an attorney is one of the biggest stressors for clients.  It is not uncommon for clients to call several law firms to ask about the attorney’s initial consultation fee before making an appointment.  While there is no universal rule regarding consultation fees, below are some factors to consider the next […]

What You Should Know About the Upcoming Changes in Estate Planning Law

North Carolina law governing power of attorneys (POAs) is changing in a big way.  North Carolina has adopted a revised version of the Uniform Power of Attorney Act.  The changes go into effect beginning January 1, 2018 and will completely overhaul this area of estate planning.  Below are some highlights of the changes: The Act […]

Your Agreement to Arbitrate May Not Be Enforceable

The medical profession and their insurance companies, prefer the process of arbitration to resolve disputes rather than the normal litigation process.  Arbitration is an alternative to regular litigation as it is often cheaper and is usually confidential.  It has become a common practice to slip an agreement to arbitrate into the paperwork a patient signs […]

You Should Know: 2 Changes to NC Domestic Violence Protective Order Laws

Effective October 1, 2017, NC House Bill 343 goes into affect which provides the following changes in cases where Domestic Violence Protective Orders have been issued. 1. Domestic Violence Restraining Orders remain in effect during the pendency of an appeal. Instead of being stayed, domestic violence protective orders are still enforceable while an appeal is […]