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8 Questions about Creating a Will in North Carolina

January 4, 2017 will and trust

Creating a Will is something many people put off. We don’t want to think about what happens after we die, and we always think we have more time to get our Will done. This New Year’s, it’s time to make a resolution: get your Will done as soon as possible in 2017. Creating a Will with your attorney is easier and probably less expensive than you think. We often hear questions about the process, so here are some of the most frequent questions along with answers.

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Tips For A Safe And Happy Holiday Season

December 13, 2016 holiday safety

The holiday season is full of joyous traditions and celebrations. It’s a time to be surrounded by loved ones and give thanks for everything we have. The attorneys at Kelly & West want to wish everyone a very happy holiday season, but we also want you to be safe. Unfortunately, the season’s tidings also bring safety hazards, including personal injury, property damage, and traffic violations.

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Prayer for Judgement in North Carolina

November 17, 2016 prayer for judgement

If you’ve been in court, you may have heard of something called Prayer for Judgement. This can be considered a small act of “mercy” from fines and other convictions, but that doesn’t mean you are released without punishment. What is Prayer for Judgement? In North Carolina traffic law, a Prayer for Judgement Continued or “PJC” […]

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How Can I Get My Driving Record Points Reduced?

November 16, 2016 driving points

You may think that getting a speeding ticket or violating a traffic law isn’t a big deal, but it is! You receive driver’s license points for violating these laws that are considered a “moving violation.” Your points can add up and result in major consequences for your driving privileges including revocation. Here is how the system works:

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Avoid These 5 Common Mistakes When Creating Power of Attorney

October 25, 2016 power of attorney

A power of attorney (POA) document authorizes another party (the attorney-in-fact) to make certain financial, legal, and business decisions on your behalf. These are the 5 most common mistakes we see in our practice when clients create power of attorney.

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Why You Shouldn’t Quit Your Job While on Workers’ Compensation

October 13, 2016 workers compensation

Returning to work after an on-the-job injury is difficult, not only physically, but mentally. You may still be recovering, and your employer might be making things difficult for you. Quitting your job is tempting — but don’t quit. If you are still receiving workers’ compensation for your injury, be sure to speak to an attorney […]

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Consequences Of Passing A Stopped School Bus

September 6, 2016 passing stopped school bus

It’s that time of year again – kids are going back to school and roads are becoming more congested. School buses are on the road, picking up and dropping off students. Passing a stopped school bus is against the law in North Carolina. Do you know when to stop for a stopped school bus and when it’s OK to keep driving?

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What Your Insurance Agent May Not Be Telling You About Your Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Policy

August 17, 2016 uninsured motorist policy

What happens if you are involved in an automobile accident but the other driver responsible doesn’t have enough liability coverage — or any insurance at all — and can’t pay for your injuries? You are not out of luck: your insurance company should help you. This is when your uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage applies and may help compensate you for your injuries and damages.

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How to Choose a Real Estate Lawyer

September 20, 2016

Buying or selling your home? Whether you’re buying your first home or fifth home or selling a home, the process can have an emotional as well as a financial impact. Hiring a real estate lawyer is an intelligent decision, especially for new homeowners who aren’t familiar with the detailed process. Whether you are the buyer or the seller, the knowledge and experience of an experienced real estate lawyer can be extremely helpful when it comes time to close.

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Peter Karmanos And His Living Trust. What Went Wrong?

July 6, 2016

The owner of the Carolina Hurricanes, Peter Karmanos, is being sued by his three sons for borrowing more than $100 million out of their trust fund. You may be asking yourself: If it is his money in the trust, what’s the big deal? Well you must understand how trusts work and you better read all of the fine print before signing one — even if you are a multi-millionaire.

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