Legal Resources Blog - Weaver, Bennett & Bland, PA

Choosing a Legal Structure for Your New Business

A business entity is a legal structure formed under state law to offer a product or service. The type of business structure you use dictates how taxes are paid and the relationship between the owners of the business. When beginning a new business in North Carolina, choosing a legal structure is one of the first

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5 Myths About Child Support

Child support is mandated by the State of North Carolina.  It’s calculated using the parents income and how many children the parties have together.  It also factors in if one of the parties pays for medical insurance for the minor children, and if there are any extra ordinary expenses for the minor children. Those are

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Understanding Eminent Domain

A condemnation action, also known as “eminent domain” or “land condemnation,” is the process by which the local, state, or federal government takes ownership of private property for public use. Governments use their power of eminent domain for the construction of greenways, parks, highway widening or other road continuation projects, public transportation projects, water drainage

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5 Rules For Collecting Your Civil Lawsuit Judgment

Congratulations! You won your civil lawsuit and have a judgment, but now what? Winning in court is only half the battle as collecting on a judgment is an entirely different legal proceeding. When you obtain a judgment from a person or business, you become a judgment creditor and the opposing party becomes a judgment debtor.

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Protect Yourself from Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is out of control.  The following statistics are alarming…and they are more than four years old…and the problem is not diminishing: On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. To put this in perspective, in one year, this equates to more than 10

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Post-Marital and Postnuptial Agreements

Most people recognize the terms “prenuptial” or “premarital agreement.” Likewise, most, are aware that if a married couple part from each other that they may enter into a “Separation Agreement.” Many people do not know that in North Carolina, and most other states, you may enter into a binding contract with your spouse DURING marriage.

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How To Begin Divorce Proceedings in North Carolina

If you’re currently separated from your spouse and seeking a divorce in North Carolina, then here is information shared by our firm’s divorce attorney to help you understand the process. Parties must be separated for a year before filing an action for divorce. One of the parties must have lived in N.C. for six months

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Estate Plan Guidelines: What Assets Pass Through My Will?

When drafting a last will and testament, many people want to start the consultation for their estate plan with numbers. They may want to leave $20,000 to each of their children, $1,000 to their favorite niece, and $500 to their local charity. These numbers are usually developed after consideration of all their assets, such as

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I Just Had A Baby. Do I Need A Will?

If you just had a baby, you should speak to an estate planning attorney. There are legal tools an they can use to help you plan for your child’s physical well being and financial security, and these tools can address situations both during your life and upon your passing. How an estate planning attorney can

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