The Benefits and Drawbacks of Each Business Structure

There are few things more exciting than chasing down a good idea. The features start coming fast. You’re already thinking of smaller add-on ideas that will complement the product or service perfectly. This idea is going to be massive! That’s when the sheer scope of the work needed hits you. The to-do list can be (more…)

Medical Liens in Personal Injury Cases

When a medical provider has provided services related to injuries at issue in a personal injury claim, N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-49 provides the medical provider the right to assert a lien on any recovery.  That is, the medical provider may require that some money from the settlement funds be paid to the medical provider (more…)

Pros and Cons of Termination of Parental Rights

If your child’s other parent has not been involved in your child’s life, of you are interested in adopting a child that has lived with you for a long period of time, you may be able to terminate a parent’s rights. In order to terminate a parent’s rights, among other possibilities, some of the most (more…)

What To Do If Your Loved One Passes Away and Has a Will

  If you have recently lost a loved one, the last thing you want to do is deal with their estate. At King Law Offices, we handle estate matters on a regular basis and would be glad to help you settle the estate for your loved one. When beginning an estate, the first step is (more…)

My Ex Claimed Our Child(ren) on Their Taxes!

There is nothing more discerning than when someone else claims your child(ren) as their dependents for their taxes.  Many times you may not find out until your submission has been rejected. For many families today, especially single parents, this anticipated refund is used to help make ends meet. To eliminate the stress and confusion, it (more…)

Can I Handwrite My Own Homemade Will?

As I speak to various groups and organizations about estate planning, I am periodically asked whether it is “legal” to simply handwrite a will.  The short answer to this question is yes, but there are several precautions one should keep in mind before doing so. NCGS Section 31-3.4 recognizes holographic wills and provides as follows: (more…)

Immigration: Illegal Presence

With the quickly evolving legal landscape surrounding immigration law, those who are illegally present in the United States have found themselves surrounded by uncertainty and fear.  For those people, preventing and defending against deportation (or removal) is something for which you should immediately consider and be prepared. Every situation is truly unique.  Generally speaking, a (more…)

What is a Concealed Weapon?

Did you know you could be charged with a Class 2 misdemeanor for carrying a concealed weapon or a Class I felony for a second offense for carrying a concealed weapon, even if the item is not a gun or knife? In North Carolina, a person may be charged with carrying a concealed weapon if (more…)

What to Do if Your Ex Tries to Move the Kids

The only constant in life is change. Most of us don’t end up with our high school or college sweetheart. Even fewer of us stay with the same company or in the same location all our working lives, and that equals a lot of moving. Single folks can pick up and go at the drop (more…)

Assault On A Female in North Carolina

  North Carolina General Statute §14-33 is the controlling law for assault on a female. A person is guilty of this offense if: (1) he is a male (2) at least 18 years old and (3) commits an assault (4) on a female. North Carolina recognizes two forms of assault. The first form is an (more…)