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A Last Will and Testament Can Always Be Changed (Before Death)

USA - November 10 2017 It is a fundamental principle of law that a Last Will and Testament duly signed and witnessed is binding on no one until the person who signed the

Paying on the Family Home After Separation

USA - February 29 2016 As anyone involved in family law litigation knows, it can take two to three years or more following the date of separation before outstanding issues

Lessons to be Learned from Wyndham Hotels Data Breach

USA - February 2 2016 The FTC recently entered into a Consent Order last week with Wyndham Hotels and Resorts resolving the FTC’s allegations that Wyndham did not do

Collection agencies: transaction and convenience fees are at your own peril

USA - May 12 2015 The issue of whether transaction or convenience fees violate the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (the "FDCPA") is subject to debate; however, the

The Alchemist’s Guide to Post-Judgment Collections

USA - February 16 2017 In the hectic world of North Carolina civil litigation, the focused practitioner understandably may lose sight of the forest for the individual trees

A Child’s Wishes in Custody Modifications

USA - December 19 2018 When it comes to modifications to child custody orders in North Carolina, parents often wonder if North Carolina law permits a child to determine

Department of Labor Seeks Input In Establishing Prevailing Wage Rates For Federal Construction Projects

USA - December 14 2018 For federal contractors in North Carolinanow is your opportunity to provide input relating to the establishment of prevailing wage rates under the

Bush Legacy Lives On Through Americans With Disabilities Act

USA - December 3 2018 As tributes to former President George H.W. Bush’s legacy continue in the wake of his passing, I find myself reflecting on one particular piece of

Family Law Mediation: When is a good time?

USA - November 28 2018 Mediation can be an effective alternative to litigating your marital and family issues while avoiding the frustration and complexity of court

Six Essential Co-Parenting Tips for Divorced Couples

USA - November 9 2018 The term “co-parenting” describes the process where two parents work together to raise a child even though they are divorced or separated and no