Can a homeowner’s association put a lien on my home?

Homeowner’s associations are designed to manage and maintain your neighborhood.  Usually the rules and regulations of the HOA are laid out in what is known as the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs).  The CC&Rs often contain methods for the HOA to collect fees and enforce the rules of your community. Based on the (more…)


In many South Carolina family law cases the parties reach agreement rather than have the judge rule on all issues involved in their divorce or custody case. There are two general reasons for this: (1) it saves time and money, and (2) the parties get to have a say and keep some control over what (more…)

Estate Planning & The Documents You’ll Need

King Law releases next video in series. Listen as Attorney John Crotts talks about Estate Planning and the documents everyone should have.  

Responsible Individual as Identified by DSS

If you or anyone in your family have been placed on the responsible individual list by the Department of Social Services, it is very important to understand exactly what that means. It can be a very serious accusation and one that may result in the loss of your child. A responsible individual is defined as (more…)

Keeping Track of Points on Your License

In North Carolina, if you receive a certain amount of points on your NC Driver’s License, you could be facing a probationary period or possible suspension of your license altogether. If you receive a traffic ticket, a fine and court costs are not the only possible severe consequences that you could face. Certain traffic offenses (more…)

What To Do When You Are Injured

When you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, slip-and-fall, or otherwise, the actions that you take immediately thereafter are vital to the success of your case.  First and foremost, recovery under a claim for personal injury is designed to compensate you for the loss that you have suffered.  This loss primarily comes in the (more…)

Fair Labor Standards Final Rule: The Overtime Law Change

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) governs the federal minimum wage and overtime policies, as well as ensures fair working conditions for employees. Most employers are governed by the FLSA because of wide scope of the coverage requirements. First, their must be an employer-employee relationship, which is determined by a number of factors set out (more…)

Understanding Alimony in North Carolina & South Carolina

Divorces are rarely easy. There is property to be distributed and living situations to be arranged. And then there’s the alimony, which could create lifelong obligations that can get complicated. The law has created various options for alimony and laid out a loose formula for its determination. Luckily, the states of North Carolina and South (more…)

What to do if you are served with divorce papers in South Carolina

Being served with legal papers is always stressful.  Being served with divorce papers is probably a very scary moment, especially if you weren’t expecting them. If this happens to you, don’t panic.  There are several things to do to make the process smoother and protect your rights. Contact a family law attorney as soon as (more…)

Vehicle Inspection Time- What You Should Know and Do