Surplus funds cases are a relatively rare and niche area of North Carolina law. In a surplus funds case, the bank or local government has foreclosed on real property and sold the property to the highest bidder for more than the amount of their mortgage balance or tax debt. When this occurs, the extra monies are paid to the clerk to hold until a party entitled to the funds comes forward by filing a Petition for Surplus Funds...."

When buying a house or parcel of land, buyers often wonder whether they need title insurance. For most people, buying a home is the most significant investment of their lives. It makes financial sense to protect that investment with title insurance. :Here are some common questions homebuyers have regarding title insurance..."

Clients sometimes express frustration with the amount of settlement proceeds they ultimately receive after their doctors have been paid. What was once a large settlement can be quickly reduced by payments to all of the doctors, nurses, and hospitals involved in treating the client's injury after an accident. ..."

In 2017, the North Carolina state legislature expanded the availability of expunctions for those convicted of crimes and those who had their charges dismissed. This post focuses on how to obtain an expunction if your charge was dismissed.Some people may be surprised to know that even if your charge was dismissed in Court..."

Foreclosures are usually difficult times for property owners. The bank or local government is taking their property, and they often feel powerless. There is a light, albeit dim, at the end of the foreclosure process, however. If there are funds leftover after the property has been sold, the owner may recover the leftover proceeds through the court system...."

Most people who regularly deal with real estate know that an easement is the right to use someone else's property. A common type of easement is a right of way, where one property owner accesses his property by driving through the property of another. But can you acquire a legal right to access another person's property merely by using it for a period of time?..."

If you've received a speeding ticket in North Carolina, you have a number of ways to resolve it. You can:

1.Have a trial;

2..Plead guilty and request a prayer for judgment continued;

3.Request a reduction in the speed and then plead guilty to the lesser speed; or..."

Being charged with a DWI carries with it a number of repercussions, even if you end up beating the charge in court. From the financial costs of hiring a lawyer, to concerns about appearing in court, to just plain embarrassment, a DWI charge can weigh on the mind...."

Before I went to college, my Dad, who spent forty years as a college professor, advised, "Showing up is half the battle." That advice seems applicable not just to attending class but to all aspects of life, including showing up for your court date for the dreaded traffic ticket. But what happens if you don't show up?..."