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 […]

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 […]

Other Uses for Qualified Domestic Relations Orders

Qualified Domestic Relations Orders, or QDRO for short are generally used to distribute retirement assets between spouses pursuant to a divorce.  That four-letter acronym can create a sense of dread for many lawyers- they’re so technical in nature and well, plain boring! They are also a major area for malpractice for family law attorneys.  We’ve […]

5 Questions You Didn’t Know to Ask Before Hiring an Attorney

Clients usually know to ask about an attorney’s years of experience and practice in the area of law in which the client needs help.  They also know to ask the attorney about his or her fee structure.  But below are five questions clients typically do not know to ask an attorney in a consultation.  The […]

10 Keys to Representing Yourself or Getting an Attorney with No Money Upfront

Let’s face it, attorneys can be expensive and depending on your situation, you may not have the money available to pay a retainer.  However, sometimes your legal issues can’t wait for your financial situation to improve.  Knowing where to go for help in representing yourself is the first step towards fighting your own battles.  Our […]