How To Change Your Name As An Adult For A Reason Other Than Marriage, Divorce or Adoption

There are multiple reasons someone may want to change their name as an adult.  Some examples are a general desire to have a different name or gender change. The process for a name change becomes more lengthy when there is not a marriage, adoption, divorce or other legal proceeding ordering the name change. This is (more…)

What To Do If You Get A Traffic Citation In Another State

It happens, you are on vacation, or visiting family in another state, you might be unfamiliar with the area or you might be lost, and you weren’t paying close attention to the signs.  The police stop you for speeding, or making an illegal turn, and it ruins your vacation. Nobody wants to get a traffic (more…)

Juveniles In The Criminal Justice System

North Carolina is finally taking a step in the right direction in regards to their treatment of juveniles in the criminal justice system. The North Carolina General Assembly has  passed a law raising the age of majority in North Carolina from 16 to 18, which would prevent these individuals from being tried as adults in (more…)

Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting at the New Transylvania County Office

King Law recently held a ceremonial ribbon cutting at the new Transylvania County office located at 26 E. Main St, Ste #3, Brevard, NC.  Attorney Isabel Carson is now accepting new clients and offering complimentary telephone and in-office consultations.  For an appointment concerning family law, criminal law, civil litigation, estate planning or traffic matters, call (more…)

How 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…)

What 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…)

Medical 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…)

Estate 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.  

What 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…)

When 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…)