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What’s the Difference Between an Executor and a Beneficiary and Can They Be the Same?

November 20, 2018

Executors and beneficiaries have a unique relationship under the law. An executor manages a deceased person’s estate and a beneficiary is an individual who will inherit that property. While the executor and beneficiary can be the same person, you should give it some thought when drawing up your Will.

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The Top 5 Personal Injury Claims

November 13, 2018 personal injury terms

Personal injury is a fancy way of saying you got hurt — and it’s something someone else caused or could have prevented. Accidents happen every single day, but if you get hurt in one, you may feel concerned or worried about paying for your medical bills or time you missed from work.

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10 Frequently Asked Questions concerning Workers’ Compensation Claims and Benefits in North Carolina

October 24, 2018

Getting injured on the job is stressful enough. What are the first steps? Where do you seek treatment and how do you get paid? Below are the answers to all those questions and more. Whatever happens, stay calm, file an injury report, and get treatment.  Or call Kelly & West if you have a serious injury and are unlikely to return to work.

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3 Reasons to Hire an Attorney if You Get a Speeding Ticket

October 6, 2018 estate planning

Rushing to work? Not paying attention to the speed limit? Late to pick up the kids from school? Whatever the reason may be, the consequence is a dreadful speeding ticket that is going to cost you a good deal of money, time, and hassle

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What is an Ethical Will and How Can You Create One?

September 18, 2018

As you may know, a Will is a legal document in which you express your wishes about your property after death. The document helps you pass on your physical belongings and money.

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Important Medical Documents for Your Young Adult Child

August 15, 2018

Imagine if your child ended up in a hospital and could not make decisions for himself. Of course, you’d want to step in to help. But if your child is a legal adult, age 18 or older, you will not be able to do so. In fact, you wouldn’t even be told any specifics about his condition due to HIPAA regulations.

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What You Can Do about Nursing Home Abuse

July 24, 2018 A man helps an older woman stand up at nursing home

While most nursing homes offer excellent care, some residents suffer abuse or neglect while living there. Abuse is intentional infliction of injury, physically or mentally, while neglect refers to a failure to provide a person with the care and services necessary to ensure freedom from harm or pain.

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5 Things a Newspaper Column Got Wrong about Wills in NC

July 12, 2018

While we enjoy reading the newspaper and support our local organization, we were distressed recently while reading a column about creating a Will. Here are some of the statements we found along with accurate information for our North Carolina friends.

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How Long-Term Care Affects Your Property Deeds in North Carolina

June 26, 2018

Growing old is inevitable, so set up for your future now. From age 65 and up, there is a 75 percent chance you or your loved one will require long-term care. According to a CareScout survey from 2017,  living in a semi-private room in a nursing home can cost more than $80,000 a year. Many […]

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Fireworks: What’s Legal In North Carolina

June 20, 2018

Not everyone is clear on the legality of fireworks. People travel to visit loved ones from near and far for fourth of July, sometimes crossing state borders. With so many fireworks on sale near those borders, people might wonder about what’s legal in North Carolina.

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What Our Clients

Have Said...

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!

Dear Friends and Clients,

Your safety, and that of our team, is very important to us. We want to provide a safe environment for everyone who works here or meets with us. With that in mind, we are open by appointment starting June 1, 2020. We are not accepting walk-ins to our offices at this time. If you do not have an appointment, please call us at (910) 893-8183.

We are also happy to help you by phone, email, or in our live chat. We are still here for you as we all navigate this new normal. Please reach out to us if you have any questions.

Sincerely,
Reggie, Elizabeth, Thomas, and the team