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Look for These Five Traits When Choosing a Lawyer

June 20, 2016

From small traffic violations to assault cases, it is likely there will be a time in your life where you will need to find a lawyer to represent you in court. Having a good lawyer on your side is crucial to your case because they will be the ones primarily talking to the judge and persuading him or her to favor your side of the case as much as possible. Here are some qualities you should look for in a lawyer to best represent your case:

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How to Protect Your Assets When You Go Into a Nursing Home

June 7, 2016

If you have to move into a nursing home or another type of assisted living facility, who will pay the high costs for care? Will you be able to keep any of your money to leave to your family? Or will the government take everything you have? These questions and many others are often asked by clients who are concerned about their future.

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Estate Administration: Save Your Family From Years Of Court Problems With A Revocable Living Trust

May 23, 2016

Most people assume that after creating a Will, their family will be all set. Everyone will get what they are supposed to get based on what instructions they leave in their Will. This is true – your instructions will be carried out, but it may take a while.

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How To Handle A Personal Injury Claim

May 13, 2016

You are injured and someone else is at fault. What do you do? What steps do you need to take? Let’s clear up some confusion with the answers to some often asked questions.

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How Can You Stay Involved With Your Case

April 25, 2016

As attorneys at law, we want to make things easier for you so you don’t have to worry about the ins and outs of the judicial system. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be involved in the case. Let us handle the not-so-fun parts and simplify the process for you, but stay in touch.

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Clearing Up Confusion About Auto Insurance

April 19, 2016

April 19, 2016

We’ve seen what happens to good people who think they have coverage, but find out after a car accident they don’t have everything they need. Here is what you should know

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Motorcycle Injury: Important Tips To Follow If It Happens To You

March 30, 2016

If you have a motorcycle, then it is no surprise that having a bike can be a lot of fun. This is true, but a harsh reality lies behind biking, concerning your personal safety and legal rights.

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An Overview of the Law Schools in North Carolina

March 14, 2016

March 14, 2016

Thinking about being a lawyer and are looking at schools in North Carolina? If so, you are in the right place. North Carolina has five main law schools ranked in the top 200 law schools, based on smart rank. Smart rank is calculated by combining traditional law school rankings with other statistical data, such as, admission selectivity, employment rate, and bar exam performance. The five schools include, North Carolina Central University (NCCU), Campbell University, Wake Forest University, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (UNC), and Duke University. The attorney team at Kelly and West attended Campbell University in Raleigh, NC.

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The Ultimate Checklist to Plan Your Estate

February 23, 2016

Estate planning is not something most of us want to do. Planning what will happen after we are gone reminds us that we will not be around forever. But it’s important to make these decisions so we created the ultimate checklist for you.

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Your Top 10 Real Estate Questions Answered

February 11, 2016

1. What steps are involved with closing on a property? In North Carolina any agreement to buy or sell real estate must be in writing to be enforceable. Standard “Offer to Purchase and Contract” forms approved by the North Carolina Bar Association and the North Carolina Association of Realtors are the normal and suggested form to be used. These […]

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When Reggie Kelly and Thomas West opened their Lillington law practice in 1982, neither guessed they’d be in business so long. 

We love helping people get through tricky situations, and we’re flattered to have been in business this long. It means we’re doing something right. This year we’ve seen some growth in our staff.

Thank you to our incredible friends for your support and business throughout the years. We look forward to many more to come!