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.Read more
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?Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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” […]Read more
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:Read more
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.Read more
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 […]Read more
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?Read more
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!