If you are providing support and care for an individual with a mental or physical disability, you want to ensure your loved one will continue to be cared for after you are gone. Unfortunately, naming a disabled person as an heir in your will could make his life harder. Receiving a lump sum inheritance without… Read More


Nursing home abuse happens more than you probably realize. It is difficult to predict exactly how many instances of elder abuse occur in North Carolina nursing homes every year, because most cases are never reported. The National Center on Elder Abuse estimates about one in ten nursing home residents become victims of abuse. To protect… Read More


If you are injured on the job, or develop a medical condition due to your occupation, your employer is required to compensate you for your medical bills and expenses, as well as the wages you lost by missing work. You can seek compensation by filing a claim with your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. Filing a… Read More


When a child is born to a married couple in North Carolina, the husband is presumed to be the father of the child and possesses the same parenting rights and privileges as the child’s mother. This is not the case when the child’s parents are not married. When a mother is not married, she retains… Read More


Weather-related car accidents are a year-round occurrence, but winter weather conditions have the biggest impact on traffic accidents. Rain, snow, sleet, ice, fog, and even wind contribute to motor vehicle accidents by reducing visibility and impairing vehicle control. Car accidents come with a high price tag, which is why liability auto insurance is required virtually… Read More


Unfortunately, many people put off planning about assisted living and nursing home care because simply thinking about it is too stressful for them. Preparing for the next stage in your life does not have to be daunting, however. We urge you to consider planning for the future early, so that when the time comes you… Read More


Not long ago, it was assumed that during divorce, the children went with the mother, and if alimony was to be issued, it was reserved only to wives. While that may have made sense many decades ago because women traditionally were not the breadwinners in the family, the times have changed drastically. Not only do… Read More


We all know just how dangerous drunk driving is. It accounts for roughly one third of all traffic fatalities by impairing reaction time, risk assessment, and the driver’s motor control. However, if the driver that hit you did not register a 0.08 blood alcohol level, they may have registered an unsafe level of fatigue if… Read More