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November 2018 Archives

What traits should you look for when choosing your executor?

One of the most crucial aspects of developing your estate plan is determining who to name as your executor. This is the person who will oversee the disposition of your assets to your heirs and beneficiaries as you've designated. Your executor will also be responsible for paying any final bills, possibly selling your home and representing the estate in court if necessary.

Watch out for DUI checkpoints this holiday season

Holidays often mean an uptick in traffic accidents involving impaired drivers. Because of this, law enforcement may use numerous tactics to deter partiers from getting behind the wheel at the end of the night. Among these tactics is the sobriety checkpoint. A common question about sobriety checkpoints is whether they are legal.

What's involved in placing a lien to collect a debt?

As a business owner, you know there are few things worse than being owed money by another company that won't pay you. When efforts to collect what is owed you fail, one option you may want to consider is a lien on that company's assets. If you're successful in obtaining that, you have the right as a lien holder to sell those assets to recoup your money. Let's discuss what the process involves.

What are the possible consequences of an out-of-state DWI/DUI?

You have a DWI/DUI conviction in another state. Maybe you got it before you moved to North Carolina. Perhaps you were on vacation or away at school. Whatever the situation, many people believe that a DWI/DUI outside of the state where they live doesn't "count" on their record.

Breathalyzers known to give false readings

In North Carolina, if police suspect you of driving under the influence of alcohol, they may pull you over and ask you to submit to a breath test. You may think you do not have the right to say no to a Breathalyzer examination, but you do, and you may want to, as these machines can give false readings. Just know that refusing this sobriety test does have its consequences.

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