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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Real estate transactions are complicated. Before you finalize the sale of residential or commercial property in North Carolina, it is imperative that you ensure that all documents are in order. As the world of real estate is full of ‘jargon’, there is a lot of confusion over what exactly terms mean. Notably, the terms “title” …

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Delinquent child support is a major issue in North Carolina and throughout the country. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that less than half of custodial parents receive the full amount owed. State and federal regulations allow for the intercept of a tax refund to cover back due child support obligations. In this blog post, our …

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The residential real estate market has been blazing hot. The median residential real estate price in North Carolina hit a record high in 2021. With more at stake in real estate transactions than ever before, there has also been a rise in real estate-related disputes. During this market, it is crucial that all parties know …

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Estate planning is essential. Every adult in North Carolina should have a personalized estate plan in place that provides the maximum amount of protection for themselves and their loved ones. Yet, many adults lack an adequate estate plan. The AARP estimates that 6 in 10 American adults do not even have a will—let alone a …

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Many Americans will move to a different state during the course of their life. According to data provided by the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, approximately 40 percent of people nationwide live in a state different from the one in which they were born. Nearly half of the current residents of North Carolina were …

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For parents who have young kids, going through a divorce or separation can be especially challenging. You have to work out issues related to child custody and child visitation. In North Carolina, custody & visitation disputes are resolved under the state’s “best interests of the child” standard. Here, our Monroe family lawyers provide an overview …

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Does your child or close loved one have special needs? If so, it is crucial that you speak with an attorney who understands the special estate planning needs you may have. Leaving money or property directly to the benefit of a special needs individual could undermine their eligibility for important government benefits, including Medicaid. The …

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As simply defined by Investopedia, a title is a legal document “that shows legal ownership to a property.” If you are buying or selling residential or commercial real estate in North Carolina, it is crucial that you are familiar with the potential issues that can arise with the title. Here, our Monroe real estate attorneys …

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