Speeding is one of the most common traffic tickets issued in our region. According to the North Carolina Department of Police Safety (NCDPS), state police officers issued an estimated 306,000 speeding tickets in 2021 alone. Local law enforcement issued even more speeding violations. A ticket for speeding can ruin your day. It can be expensive …

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Residential real estate is booming. The total value of the residential real estate market in North Carolina surpassed $1.1 trillion for the first time earlier this year. In such an ultra-competitive market, homebuyers must ensure that their rights and interests are properly protected by any purchase agreements. CCRs are too often overlooked. Here, our Monroe …

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Data from the North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics (SCHS) shows that approximately 550 divorces are finalized in Union County alone each year. Most people going through a divorce want to find a way to get to a low-conflict, amicable solution. Of course, not all divorces start out that way. You and your spouse …

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Estate Administration is the court-supervised process through which a person’s estate is settled. People commonly refer to this process as “probate”. Probate may be required whether or not your loved one had a legally valid will. At Perry, Bundy, Plyler & Long, LLP, our law firm helps clients navigate probate. We want to make sure …

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According to data from the Adoption Network, approximately one in every fifty children born in the United States will be adopted before their eighteenth birthday. There are a number of different types of adoption—including private infant adoptions and stepparent adoptions of their spouse’s child. You may be wondering: Does a child have to consent to …

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According to data from the Adoption Network, approximately one in every fifty children born in the United States will be adopted before their eighteenth birthday. There are a number of different types of adoption—including private infant adoptions and stepparent adoptions of their spouse’s child. You may be wondering: Does a child have to consent to …

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Data from the North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics (SCHS) shows that approximately 550 divorces are finalized in Union County alone each year. Most people going through a divorce want to find a way to get to a low-conflict, amicable solution. Of course, not all divorces start out that way. You and your spouse …

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Contracts matter. They are at the core of most modern commercial agreements. When a party fails to live up to its responsibilities under the terms of a legally valid contract, it can cause significant harm to the non-breaching party. The non-breaching party may be entitled to receive financial compensation for its damages. Not all breach …

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When a contractor is not properly paid for labor and/or services—or when they claim that they are not properly paid—they have the right to seek a mechanic’s lien on real property. The Cornell Legal Information Institute defines a mechanic’s lien as “a security interest that may be acquired in property by someone who spends material …

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Divorce is complicated. When you end a marriage, you and your spouse need to disentangle your lives. Among other things, this means sorting out your finances. North Carolina’s divorce law calls for an equitable distribution of marital assets. Each spouse deserves their fair share of the property. This raises an important question: What happens if …

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