April 25, 2017What to Expect In Small Claims Court
In North Carolina, if you are looking to sue someone, or have been sued, for money owed in the amount of $10,000 or less, your case will be considered in “Small Claims Court.” This does not include any type of child support claim, criminal offense, or traffic ticket. Small Claims Court involves civil issues about (more…)
April 20, 2017Using a Power of Attorney to Protect Your Family
With deportations and immigration related arrests on the rise, many who find themselves in the United States without status fear for what the future holds. If you find yourself in this position, perhaps one of the most important steps you can take is to execute a valid power of attorney. The power of attorney can (more…)
April 13, 2017Public Records Law in North Carolina
North Carolina’s public records law provides a broad right of access to records of public agencies. Chapter 132 of the North Carolina General Statutes define the scope of North Carolina’s law. Some basic concepts of the public records law are the following: The law applies to records made or received in connection with the transaction (more…)
April 11, 2017Are you ready to change your name in McDowell County, North Carolina?
When having a baby, one of the most important early decisions is the name. For many, it is a decision that was made long ago when carefully planning every detail of your future life, and, for others, it may be a last minute decision. With online resources, you can find literally thousands of name possibilities (more…)
April 4, 2017How to Evict Tenants in North Carolina
Are you a landlord that needs to evict tenants from your property? In North Carolina, the law protects tenants from being suddenly and immediately kicked out of a residence by their landlord. Landlords have specific procedures to follow and time limits to abide by. The first step that you, as a landlord, need to take (more…)
February 7, 2017Immigration: 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…)
December 8, 2016Can 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…)
November 22, 2016Fair 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…)
November 15, 2016Vehicle Inspection Time- What You Should Know and Do
November 10, 2016Businesses and Foreign Workers – What Type of Visa Applies?
If you run a small to medium sized business in North Carolina and are interested in hiring foreign workers, you have many options to choose from and important decisions to make. Generally speaking and with many exceptions, there are three common non-immigrant worker visas which allow you to hire foreign workers to help with your (more…)