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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Collections, Energy, Oil and Gas and Public Benefits for North Carolina on
Q: I am having a problem with the City of Shelby, I've been paying my power bill late but never have I not paid it..

I just want some one to help me go through my power bills to explain to me I am 67 and I think they are taking advantage because I don't read well.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 29, 2020

This does not sound like a legal matter that you need to involve an attorney for. Considering the amount of ordinary household utility bills, attorney fees might not be justified. You could see if their customer service department could help explain your bill. If you aren't satisfied, you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits and Probate for North Carolina on
Q: My estranged father died and became ward of the state. What do I do?

He wasn’t married and my sister isn’t doing anything about it. It’s been 6 weeks and I just found out. What are my responsibilities as his daughter? Or since he’s a ward of the state do I have responsibilities? Should I claim his ashes or do I then force myself into a position of executor?

Sara W. Harrington
Sara W. Harrington
answered on Sep 19, 2018

If your father was a ward of the state, someone should have been serving as his guardian or social worker. You might want to contact the agency who was taking responsibility for him to find out about the disposition of his remains. Also, if he was a ward of the state, there is probably no estate to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Public Benefits for North Carolina on
Q: My hearing was on June 28, the decision letter writers have my decision, how long will it be before I receive a letter?

The judge made a decision not even a week after my hearing,is that a good thing?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Aug 4, 2016

If its social security or similar it can take a while--no particular reason.

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