father walking with daughter on empty road

If a child is left without parents able to responsibly care for them, or an adult becomes incapable of making decisions on their own behalf, appointing a guardian may be necessary to keep them safe and healthy. The guardianship process can be complicated. If you are interested in pursuing it,…

my last will

Probate is the court process in which a deceased person’s will is proved in court and determines the administration of that person’s estate. Multiple parties may have an interest in the probate process, including executors, personal representatives, possible heirs, and creditors. Many of the people involved in a probate proceeding…

driving on highway with semi-trucks

A Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) study showed that 71 percent of truck accidents were caused by a distracted driver. A distraction is any non-driving activity that takes the driver’s attention away from the road. Unfortunately, actions that take only three to four seconds (like texting) means that at…

drinking while driving

Living without a license after a driving while impaired (DWI) charge can be incredibly difficult in North Carolina. David R. Teddy of Teddy, Meekins & Talbert, P.L.L.C., is experienced working with DWI cases, as he wrote the original version of The DWI Trial Notebook in 2005. Also, handling so many…

While no couple sets out on the journey of marriage anticipating a divorce, the reality is that not all marriages will last. When it is clear that you can no longer remain married to your spouse, it is critical that you get your affairs in order before initiating a divorce….

3 people talking at table by bookcase

Appearances matter, and that’s as true in court as it is everywhere else. Some people think that they can show up to court wearing whatever they want and it won’t impact their case. Unfortunately, this is not true. What you wear to court can have a significant effect on the…

woman opening car door

Car accidents happen every day. Many of these “fender benders” do not cause serious injuries, and instead result in only minor damage to the vehicles. Scratched paint, dented bumpers, and other dings are not incredibly serious. People often wonder, “Do I have to report this type of minor accident?” Should…

driverless car

Prototypes of driverless cars and trucks are becoming more and more common. This technology’s path to the roadway, however, has at times been rocky. More often than not, problems with autonomous vehicles have something to do with human error. As the Telegraph reports, at least one pioneer in the industry…