How to Protect Yourself in a Partnership

Many partnership disputes could be prevented with proper legal planning. The most important step you can take to protect yourself in a partnership is to find an experienced business attorney and have them draft your partnership agreement. A carefully written partnership agreement can save you from a lot of headaches because it clearly spells out (more…)

The Requirements for Giving Consent to an Adoption in North Carolina

A petition to adopt can only be approved in North Carolina if consent has been given by all the required parties under § 48-3-601. Getting the proper consent is, therefore, a critical step in the adoption process. In order for the consent to have legal effect, the following three general requirements must be met: All (more…)

Conflict Resolution: Mediation, Helping Parties Resolve Conflict Outside of the Courtroom

This week is conflict resolution week (October 15-21, 2017) and has been declared as such by the American Bar Association, the NC Dispute Resolution Commission, NC Supreme Court Chief Justice Martin, and by proclamation by NC Governor Roy Cooper (See Proclamation here: During conflict resolution week, it’s important to note two of the most (more…)

Preparing for a Family Law Matter

One of the more difficult realizations that a person has is that they are no longer able to control the circumstances that surround their home life. One of the few areas, where people expect to be on top of things, suddenly gets turned upside down. This the first stage realizing and recognizing that there are (more…)

Protecting Your Parental Rights

One of the saddest parts of divorce and relationship break ups are the separation of children from a parent.  Generally, one parent will have the majority of the time with the children and one parent gets more limited time. If you are a parent who is receiving less time with your children it is very (more…)

My Spouse Wants A Divorce, Do I Really Need to Hire a Lawyer?

Short answer: It depends. Long answer: while you do in fact have the right to represent yourself in a divorce case, it’s not always the best idea. The money that you typically “save” by representing yourself can potentially end up costing you ten times what you saved by the end of the proceedings. The best (more…)

Adult Adoptions

Many people think adoption can only take place when there is a small child or someone who is under the age if eighteen. However, adult adoptions are another type of adoption that can be done in North Carolina and most other states. Adoptions of all types are covered by Chapter 48 of North Carolina General (more…)

An Overview of the Adoption Process

The bond between parent and child is sacred.   Whether the child is biological or not makes no difference in the eyes of the law when it comes to this bond. Both require protection and legal procedures to ensure that children are cared for properly.   Thus, the adoption process isn’t a simple one. North (more…)

Why a Prenuptial Agreement May Be a Good Idea

When you get engaged to your significant other, there is not a lot on your mind other than living happily ever after with the person of your dreams. Because of these emotions, it can be difficult to plan for the idea that potentially your marriage may end in divorce. Any plans that you make for (more…)

The ABCs of Protective Orders

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  In King Law’s efforts to raise awareness this month, here are some simple ABC’s of domestic violence in North Carolina.  First, are you in an Abusive relationship? Next, can you get a 50B domestic violence protective order?  Or, do you need a 50C civil no-contact order? Are you in (more…)