My Ex Called DSS on Me, What do I do?

There are many times when a former significant other calls the Department of Social Services on the other parent.  While the person making the report is anonymous, it can be evident of who made the report.  Unfortunately, a majority of these reports are done so in a vindictive manner.  Sometimes the report is in good (more…)

TALK TO YOUR ATTORNEY

  If there is one person to bare all to, it is your attorney.  While we cannot and will not be a substitute for a therapist – part of our job is to counsel.  Your attorney cannot provide sound counsel if he or she is only getting part of the story.  All conversations you have (more…)

Navigating The Criminal Justice Process

Appearing as a defendant in criminal court can be a daunting experience for a person charged with a criminal offense.  Not only are you faced with a serious criminal charge, you are thrown into a criminal justice system that may be completely foreign to you. Your background and your particular circumstances surrounding your charge will (more…)

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…)

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…)