If you live in a planned community, chances are you are a member of a homeowners’ association.  Such associations are legal entities typically formed pursuant to Chapter 47F of the North Carolina General Statutes that codify obligations an association has to its members and outlines the powers an association may have to enforce the rules and

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Folks often ask me if they should use online attorney services.  Like every business, attorneys have to adjust to the internet in their business models.  Lawyers are professionals, not regular businesses, but to ignore the impact of the internet on our profession would be more than risky, especially in the areas of marketing and service

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Business decisions are guided by legal opinions. In a large organization, those opinions come from lawyers. Lawyers help craft policies on how business decisions are made, create forms to execute management choices, and write scripts for sales professionals or customer service. Law firms will be asked to provide formal written opinions, or to participate in

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Beneficiary Designations: How to Make Your Ex-Spouse Really Rich and Other Tales of Horror and Woe! Yes, you read it right. My guess is you may have wishes to the contrary, so read on, lest you unwittingly create a situation that is likely to be 100% “unfixable.” If you are like most people, a large

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  DO YOU KNOW HOW YOUR CHILD’S 18TH BIRTHDAY AFFECTS YOU AS A PARENT?   Many of you have high school juniors or seniors who are about to embark on the next chapter of their life.  Did you know that once your child turns 18, they are no longer considered a minor under the law?

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How does giving relate to business?  How does it add to the bottom line?  Where does marketing, goodwill and creating a positive business persona cross the line and become charity?  All of which are very good questions which are debated in boardrooms across the country. The answers are not clear.  What is clear should stand

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If you own an interest, with others, in a business, make sure that you know the consequences of what you sign. One of the biggest challenges of any small business is deciding who makes what decisions.  The owners of an electronics company in Guilford County adopted bylaws which required a unanimous vote by the three

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Every day tens of thousands of drivers start their morning commute or errand run without knowing the answer to this simple, but vital question.  Realistically, most drivers and vehicle owners do not find out the answer to the question until it is too late, after an accident happens.  In some cases, the lack or insufficiency

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You see it on the engagement letter from your closing attorney or on your Closing Disclosure Form from your lender – “Title Insurance…..$200.” So what exactly IS title insurance … what purpose does it serve? Simply put, title insurance is an insurance policy that protects against your loss should the condition of the title to

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Get my “ducks” in a row? Lose weight; Eat healthier; Save money; Get organized What will you accomplish in 2017?  Is making a Will at the top of the list?  Probably not, but you know you need to do it. It has been in the back of your mind for years now. Your financial advisor

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