If you are in the market to purchase a home, you have probably already started looking into how you will pay for it. Most buyers are prepared to take out a mortgage, but did you know there can be upfront costs before the purchase is even official? North Carolina law allows due diligence money and…

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North Carolina employers are committed to keeping people safe. As the State continues to reopen following the peak of the global health pandemic, the longstanding priority of preserving the health and safety of employees and the public alike remains. However, in this constantly changing environment inundated with an overwhelming amount of sometimes contradictory information, it…

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Obtaining a judgment, which gives a party the right to collect payment from another party, is something to celebrate, but it does not always mark the end of the long process of litigation: That process only ends when a judgment is collected. The person or business you successfully sued is not always willing to voluntarily…

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If you are thinking about – or are already in the process of – purchasing a home in North Carolina, you will need to engage a real estate attorney to assist you with the closing of the sale. More than assisting with the closing, a real estate attorney works with you every step of the…

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The unprecedented fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has left many business owners concerned about the status of their service contracts. In many cases, the pandemic has made it difficult or even impossible for parties to fulfill their responsibilities. From government-sanctioned shelter-in-place orders to constantly rising numbers of confirmed cases of the virus, organizations and individuals…

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There are two common ways to settle a dispute in North Carolina without ever filing a lawsuit. Mediation and arbitration are both forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) available to parties in North Carolina who seek an alternative to litigation. While the two ADR methods share some similarities (most notably in that they do not…

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Mediation is generally a short-term process that, ideally, delivers a prompt resolution. Once parties decide to mediate, the process can accelerate quickly. Though mediators may charge as much – if not more – per hour than attorneys, mediators are often employed for much less time than an attorney is for litigation.  As such, mediation is…

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