NC – How Personal Property is Probated

In the state of North Carolina if a person dies and does not have a will, they are considered intestate.  The North Carolina General Statues Chapter 29 states how a person’s estate will be distributed. Personal Property (meaning everything except real estate) explains how the estate is distributed if there is a surviving spouse. Below … More NC – How Personal Property is Probated

Risk Management Alert

My malpractice insurance company has issued a warning this week. While I do not practice real estate law, I would like to share the alert. I have no details on the developing matters, and encourage you to talk to your real estate lawyer if you have concerns related to this mortgage company.  

Koulmey v. Sweeney – Pasta throwing leads to a $100K jury verdict

A real life food fight resulted in a lawsuit that awarded the plaintiff (Constance Koulmey) over $100,000 in Connecticut. Yup, a man threw a bowl of pasta in a restaurant and the woman who was hit by accident was awarded just over $100,000 by a jury.  How? There were several factors that played into this … More Koulmey v. Sweeney – Pasta throwing leads to a $100K jury verdict

What happens when the law about my will or power of attorney changes?

North Carolina recently changed the statutes the involved regarding Power of Attorney, repealing the forms and replacing them with new ones.  What does this mean for people who already have a Power of Attorney paperwork completed and notarized? First, you should always consult a lawyer to know specifics for you situation.  Most times the state … More What happens when the law about my will or power of attorney changes?