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Your Power Of Attorney – Will It Do What You Expected? by Frances Knox A general Power of Attorney is used for many purposes. It can be used to avoid having a guardian appointed when your loved one becomes unable to handle his or her affairs, and can be executed before a Notary Public and…

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Do I Need A Will? by Lisa Godfrey Less than one-half of all American adults currently have a will. Anyone who acquires assets (such as a house or investment accounts) and who has a family (particularly if that family includes minor children) should seriously consider leaving a will. The property of individuals who die without…

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New 2006 North Carolina Laws That Impact You Our North Carolina Legislature has been busy this year. The following is an overview of new laws you and your family should be aware of regarding operation of your automobile, renewal of your driver’s license, passing a stopped school bus, your service as a jury member, and…

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So You’ve Been Called In For Jury Duty? by Lisa Godfrey Jury duty is both an important civic duty and an excellent way for citizens to participate in and increase their knowledge of the judicial system. In order to ensure that your experience with the jury system is a positive one, there are certain things…

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Unconstitutional DWI Law Corrected After 2 Years by Allen C. Brotherton For almost 2 years, portions of North Carolina’s DWI sentencing provisions regarding aggravated punishment levels have been unconstitutional. A decision of the NC Court of Appeals handed down September 7, 2004 so held, and the ruling was affirmed by our Supreme Court July 1…

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Contractors’ Liens: What Every Homeowner Should Know by Lisa Godfrey If you are a homeowner who has recently purchased a newly constructed home or has had recent work done through your own contractor, you may be faced with a lien against your property. If a contractor or subcontractor is not paid, under North Carolina law…

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Lawyers – The Profession People Love To Hate! by Frances S. Knox Recently the Charlotte Observer ran a Ziggy cartoon picturing Ziggy in front of his television. The announcer was saying ‘OFFENDED by something somebody said? … Call Lenny Shadenfroid, Attorney at Law.” While we all probably laughed at the cartoon, the sad part of…

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Underinsurance – Protection For You And Your Family by Edward Knox In North Carolina, the minimum liability coverage required is $30,000. If you are involved in an accident and you receive substantial injuries and damages, the MOST you would be eligible to collect would be $30,000 from the at-fault driver. However, you can protect yourself…

Arguments Of District Proponents Fail Under Scrutiny District Plan Will Lead Away From Common Good To Divisive Government by Allen Brotherton As a trial lawyer with over 20 years of courtroom experience, I have been trained to recognize and expose flawed arguments, whether they be innocently uninformed or intentionally misleading. After reading Alex Patton’s recent…

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Cm Articles Notary Public Amendments To The Notary Public Act That Affect You by Frances Knox In our current paper-driven world, I am sure you have encountered a Notary Public whose services were needed for any number of reasons — signing a deed for the purchase of your new home, signing your Last Will and…

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