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Legal Help at 3 a.m.

February 22, 2017

If you aren’t ready to talk to us or if it’s after hours, you can still get help with your legal questions.

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When Should You Begin Estate Planning?

February 12, 2017 estate planning

Estate planning may seem like one of those things you can do “later.” But in truth, it’s never too early to begin thinking about your estate. Life happens, and anything could happen to you or a loved one sooner than expected. The sooner you can sort out your affairs for your surviving family members the better.

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Everything You Need to Know About Paralegals

February 7, 2017 paralegal

Attorneys need a lot of help when preparing cases and resolving a variety of people’s needs. There is a lot of research, organizing, and behind-the-scenes activities that go into the work we do. We wouldn’t be able to do it without the help of paralegals. But a lot of people wonder, what exactly is a paralegal?

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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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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!