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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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How Care Contracts Can Save You Thousands of Dollars

May 24, 2018 Someone signing a contract

About 70 percent of people who are now turning 65 will require long-term care at some point during their lifetime. Many of those people will spend at least a year in a nursing facility, at an average cost of $6,300 per month.

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Legal Question: What is Negligence?

May 9, 2018

When faced with a situation where you believe that you or a loved one has been a victim of negligence, you might be left with a lot of questions. You might wonder what exactly the term “negligence” means.

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8 Things You Probably Didn’t Think about When Planning Your Estate Until You Had to Deal with It

April 19, 2018 hand-writing-with-pen

Estate Planning is making sure things are in order before your death or if you are incapacitated. If you haven’t completed your estate planning yet, here are eight things you may not think about until you have to deal with them!

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3 Steps to Take After a Dog Attack

April 10, 2018

In the state of North Carolina, you can take legal action to lessen the impact after a dog bite. If you are a victim of a dog attack, here are the steps you should take to ensure the best outcome.

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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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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!