Tips for Your Court Hearing Dress appropriately to show respect for the court. Always try to appear neat and clean. The courtroom is a serious place and your appearance should reflect the importance of the occasion. First impressions make a difference. A good rule of thumb is to wear clothing…

distracted driving using cell phone while driving

Social media has changed the way that we communicate, get our news, do business, and otherwise conduct our daily lives. While this interconnectedness has its benefits, it also has some serious drawbacks. Aside from privacy concerns, peer pressure, bullying, and information overload, serious public safety concerns must be addressed as…

retirement savings

Retirement and estate planning are two closely related matters that are often challenging to balance. After all, you’ll need to prioritize your own finances before you can consider what you want to leave behind for others. Fortunately, by balancing your goals and working to find effective solutions in advance, you…

crashed bmw

In the aftermath of a car accident, it is not uncommon for the other driver to claim that it was your fault when you firmly believe that they were responsible. This is a classic “he said, she said” situation, which can prove to be quite complicated until liability can be determined….

kid riding lime electric scooter

Over the past year, electric scooters from companies like Lime, Bird, Lyft, Skip, Spin and others began appearing on sidewalks and streets in cities across the U.S. Also known as dockless scooters (since they do not need to be returned to a dock between rides), these vehicles can reach speeds…

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…