How to Make a Valid Will

When you create a will to see that your final wishes are carried out, you want to make sure you have met the legal requirements for making a valid will. Some people mistakenly believe that any document that you create that says it is your will is legally enforceable. This isn’t the case, as North (more…)

Key Provisions to Include in Your Will

A will can accomplish many different legal tasks, including designating heirs, naming guardians for minor children, and naming an executor for the estate. However, many people can get by with a simple will that has a few important provisions. The following are some of the key provisions to include in your will. Choose Who Receives (more…)

Estate Planning Changes to Make After a Divorce

Your estate plan is probably not on the top of your mind while you are going through a divorce. However, a divorce impacts your estate plan in many ways, and you will most likely need to update several documents either before or immediately after your divorce to account for your change in marital status. When (more…)

Cassie Caldwell Becomes an Ambassador for McDowell County Chamber of Commerce

King Law is pleased to announce that legal assistant Cassie Caldwell has been selected to serve as an Ambassador for the McDowell County Chamber of Commerce. Cassie will be out in the community, at chamber events and up to date with all the happenings in and around Marion.  When you see Cassie, be sure to (more…)

What to Do if Your Ex Isn’t Complying with a Court Order

Court orders have a special enforcement action that doesn’t exist for regular contracts—they can be enforced by the court’s contempt powers. If your ex is not complying a custody order or another agreement approved by the court, you can file a motion for contempt to enforce the order. A finding of contempt can result in (more…)

5 Common Divorce Mistakes

Getting a divorce is a difficult and emotional experience for anyone, but it can become even more stressful if you don’t understand how the divorce process works. To make your divorce more manageable, avoid making these five common divorce mistakes. You Haven’t Separated for At Least One Year North Carolina law requires you to be (more…)

How To Finalize a North Carolina Divorce

Finalizing a divorce is a relatively simple step in the divorce process. After all you’ve been through, this crucial last step is what officially ends your marriage. Only after finalizing your divorce are you able to remarry. Steps to Take Before Finalizing Your Divorce Before you can finalize your divorce, there are many longer and (more…)

How To Answer a Divorce Complaint

Once you are served with a divorce complaint, the clock starts ticking on your time period to file a responsive pleading, known as an answer. If you haven’t yet talked to a divorce attorney, you should do so at this time. A failure to properly file an answer can have important legal consequences in some (more…)

What is a Divorce Complaint?

Your divorce complaint is the official document you must file with the court in order to file for a divorce. The complaint must also be served upon your spouse using a method permitted under North Carolina law. The purpose of the divorce complaint is to initiate your divorce action and give your spouse a chance (more…)

Service of Process for Divorce Actions

Once you have filed your divorce complaint with your county courthouse, you must provide service of process on the defendant, your spouse. Service is required to give notice to someone that they are a party to a legal action. Your divorce cannot proceed until your spouse has been served using one of the methods allowed (more…)