Civil Law Blog

Seeking a lawyer’s help can come at a stressful time in your life.  You may be starting a new business and you need help setting up an LLC, or you may have just been sued and you do not know what to do.  Not only do you have the stress added by your legal issue, you now have an appointment for an initial consultation with a local attorney, but you have no idea of what to expect.  Meeting with an attorney may be a new and foreign experience and it is the goal of this article to give you some insight on what will happen in your initial consultation. 
You have a million dollar idea, a new business partner, and you have just filed your articles of organization to form your new LLC.  Since your LLC is now an official legal entity, your only concern is how to get your new business up and running.  You and your business partner work extremely well together and will iron out the internal details of the LLC when you have more time.  After all, you are not exactly sure what role each of you will take, so you are playing it by ear until you start making money.  
Are you interested in adding real property to your 2016 portfolio before the year ends?  If you have ever been curious about buying foreclosure property and potentially getting a steal, here is a general run down of the procedure and some helpful tips to get you the best deal.  Here is the Sale Procedure: 1. Finding foreclosure properties to buy
Unbuttoning the White Collar Exemption … a bit A Friday paycheck in hand – or more likely watching the figures hit your bank account through direct deposit – is always a welcome feeling. You put in a long week of work and then comes the remuneration … minus what Uncle Sam keeps for himself, of course.
Were you on Santa’s nice-list this past year?  Did you receive the coveted drone for Christmas?
Jointly Owning Property: When an Economical Option Turns Costly - the Partition Proceeding
If you follow social media, you have surely seen the trending topic regarding Justin Timberlake’s controversial selfie while casting his vote.  In our media age of constantly photo and video documenting our lives, our millennial mind set tends to be that our lives are an open book and nothing is off limits.  Surprisingly for so many facebookers, instragramers, snapchatters, and redditers, there are certain legal limitations.  
If you own a home, then chances are at some point you will need to hire someone to do repair work on your home.  Unfortunately for homeowners, hiring a contractor or handyman to perform work on your home often comes with risks. To protect yourself and your home, below are nine things to consider before you hire a contractor: 
Tax refund time is that one special time during the year, after suffering through the arduous task of paying taxes, where we as tax payers get to reverse the roles and have Uncle Sam send us money for a change.  A refund gives a great feeling of liberation and relief when you observe that extra boost of income in your account.  A refund check has become anticipated income that many expect to have available, and without which, many people could not pay unexpected expenses or begin the process of catching up on bills and car payments.  
North Carolina Enacts New Boudoir Law (aka "Revenge Porn" Statute) The season of giving and gifting is upon us once again.  For those of you who are pondering whether you will get on the naughty list with your gift, you may want to think twice.  

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