Do I really need a Concealed Weapons Permit?

Whatever your beliefs may be the right to bear arms and gun control has been a hot topic of debate in the past couple of years.  I cannot help but notice the increase in friends and associates participating in concealed carry classes and obtaining their Concealed Carry Permit.  This trend led me to research concealed (more…)

Understanding the Presidential Election Process

When you vote this November, you will be using the voice that was guaranteed to you by the founders of this country.  Whether you support Bernie, Cruz, Hilary, the Donald, or any number of other potential candidates in the upcoming election, you are taking part in a process that was established all the way back (more…)

May a Business Refuse Service to Homosexuals or Whomever it Chooses?

Businesses have long operated under the belief that they could provide services to anyone they chose and on whatever terms they deemed appropriate.  The reality is that this is not necessarily the law and the courts have acted to clarify this issue recently. The Federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination by privately owned (more…)

The Penalty for No Health Insurance

  Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (also known as “ACA” or “Obamacare”) , Americans no longer have a choice on whether or not to insure themselves or their families; it’s simply the law.  If you can afford health insurance but choose not to buy it, you must pay a fee called the individual shared (more…)

10 Common Legal Mistakes Made in Starting Your Own Business

There is very little I consider more exciting in the practice of law than helping clients while they are starting their own business. I enjoy the practice of law, but my real passion is starting businesses. I am a small business owner myself, beginning my small law firm from a second floor one-room office to (more…)

North Carolina’s Concealed Carry Permit Law

Applying for a Permit To apply for a concealed carry permit, you must do so at the Sheriff’s Department in the county where you reside. You must submit an application, fee, fingerprint scans, certification of completion of an approved safety course, and a signed release form. The sheriff will either issue or deny the permit (more…)

North Carolina’s Concealed Carry Permit Law

Applying for a Permit To apply for a concealed carry permit, you must do so at the Sheriff’s Department in the county where you reside. You must submit an application, fee, fingerprint scans, certification of completion of an approved safety course, and a signed release form. The sheriff will either issue or deny the permit (more…)

Military Personnel and Their Protection under Civil Law

The Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act (SCRA) provides a wide range of protections to members of the US Armed Forces who are in active duty. The purpose of the Act is to assist soldiers whose ability to conduct their defense in civil cases is materially affected by reason of military service. It actually delays or suspends (more…)

Adverse Possession of Real Property

Adverse possession allows owners to prove title through possession for a certain period of time. Obtaining title to property through adverse possession is similar to obtaining an easement by prescription. There is no exchange of document of title and no closing or deed conveyance under adverse possession. Instead, title is awarded because of certain types (more…)

Obtaining and Collecting Judgments

You’ve are being sued by a credit card company and that creditor is about to get a judgment against you. What does it mean? First, there are specific affirmative defenses that can be made to the court regardless if money is owed or not. Before communicating with the credit card company or its’ attorney or (more…)