April 27, 2017How Homemade Wills Work and the Potential Problems
The whole family is cleaning out grandma’s old house, getting ready to put it on the market. Someone opens a desk drawer and finds a neatly written letter that’s signed by grandma. That letter is titled “My Last Legal Will and Testament.” Does it count? Can her handwritten will really stand up in court? Yes. (more…)
April 16, 2017What to Expect if DSS Petition is Filed Against You (A Parent)
Getting notice that DSS is taking your children because there are allegations of abuse, neglect or dependency can be very scary as a parent, and so can the confusing and long process of getting your children back from the department. My goal is to help you understand the process and what to expect at each (more…)
February 23, 2017Medical 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…)
December 5, 2016Estate Planning & The Documents You’ll Need
King Law releases next video in series. Listen as Attorney John Crotts talks about Estate Planning and the documents everyone should have.
November 3, 2015What to Bring to My First Meeting with an Attorney
Going to an Attorney’s Office for the first time may be intimidating. It does not have to be if you have a general idea of what the experience will consist of. The first question to ask yourself is “why am I going to see an attorney?” Is it for a criminal charge/citation or a civil (more…)
September 9, 2014When Can a Child Testify in a Child Custody Case?
Custody matters can be extremely difficult, time consuming, and expensive. The ultimate determination for the court is what is in the best interests of the child. Clients often want the court to hear what their child has to say about the family situation but there are some important points to be made on this topic. (more…)
September 3, 2014Prenuptial Agreements
In North Carolina, prenuptial agreements are governed by the Uniform Premarital Agreement Act, which can be found in Chapter 52B of the North Carolina General Statues. The basic requirements are that the agreement must be in writing and signed by the engaged couple. This document will become a legally binding contract between the couple, upon (more…)
May 19, 2014NC LGBT Custody and Adoption Laws
North Carolina is still a state that does not recognize same-sex marriage. However, the court of appeals of North Carolina has worked to protect everyone’s rights when it comes to children. The law governing adoption in North Carolina is purely statutory in nature and can be found in Chapter 48 of the North Carolina General (more…)