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The Fine Print – Younger sibling worries about being shut out of will

January 24th, 2019 at 9:00 am by
Dear Attorney, My late mother's original will divided assets more or less evenly between my brother and me. Prior to her passing, she ...

The Fine Print – Gardener grows grumpy regarding dead grass

January 10th, 2019 at 9:00 am by
"Dear Attorney, I have been a resident of Matthews for the last 20 years living in the same house. I have not made any changes to my p...

The Fine Print – What To Do When Life Hands You a Lemon

December 13th, 2018 at 9:00 am by
"Dear Attorney, I bought a car six months ago from a “reputable” used car dealer. I paid $5054.00 for the car and signed a contrac...

You May Be Entitled To Unclaimed Property!

November 15th, 2018 at 8:00 am by
Abandoned and unclaimed property is subject to the laws of “escheat” which is pronounced “es-cheet.” According to a family tale, several generations ago, my Drake ance...

The Fine Print – Exercise Your Right To Vote in the Upcoming Election

October 30th, 2018 at 8:39 pm by
President Franklin D. Roosevelt once said; “Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they cou...

The Fine Print – Addressing Concerns with Estate and Gift Tax

October 17th, 2018 at 2:54 pm by
One big concern that clients have when preparing their wills is the possibility of state and federal gift and death taxes.  People see ads by attorneys, financial planners an...

The Fine Print – What Can I Do About A Neighbor Talking Smack?

October 5th, 2018 at 2:09 am by
"Dear Attorney, A friend of mine told me that they overheard a neighbor saying untrue and hurtful things about my son at a neighborhoo...

The Fine Print – Lawsuit: Unfinished Work

September 24th, 2018 at 8:10 pm by
"Dear Attorney, I hired a company to lay sod at my house last month. They were unprepared and didn’t finish all of the work on time....

The Fine Print – Legally Responsible for My Pet’s Behavior?

September 8th, 2018 at 3:57 pm by
"Dear Attorney, My husband and I usually keep our dog in our fenced yard. She is very sweet, but recently, with

The Fine Print – Code of Conduct

August 27th, 2018 at 2:16 pm by
"Dear Attorney, My daughter got her first phone, I have explained being responsible with technology and what that looks like.  Howeve...