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Q: I was recently let go from my job/Non-profit organization as director of operations.

I was recently let go from my job/Non-profit organization as director of operations. I had been with organization for 27 years. The company has a 3-strike system, first offense is a verbal warning, the second offense is a written warning, and the third they can terminate you. In the 27 years that I... View More

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answered on Mar 4, 2024

In North Carolina, employment is generally considered "at will," meaning an employer can terminate an employee at any time for any reason, except for illegal reasons such as discrimination or retaliation. However, if your termination violated the organization's own established... View More

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Q: What can I do to get (salvage) title in NC?

The car in question sustained water damage in New Orleans Louisiana. Allstate declared it a total loss. The state of Louisiana says the car was crushed, but apparently somebody lied to the state. The car was not crushed and sold at an auction. It was then sent to a dealership in KY where the... View More

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answered on Mar 3, 2024

In North Carolina, obtaining a salvage or rebuilt title for a vehicle that has been declared a total loss and has a history of water damage involves specific steps. First, it's crucial to ensure that all repairs made to the vehicle meet the state's safety standards. North Carolina... View More

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Q: I was at cookout a drive thru. People began shooting guns. Cars ahead of us didn't let me leave. Cookout didn't evacuate

I was at cookout last night on the drive thru line. Suddenly there were gunshots around the corner of cookout. People started running away and people on the line got nervous. The workers did not advise anyone to get off the line and the cars ahead of me did not move. I kept honking my horn and... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 26, 2023

A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You could speak with local attorneys about such a case, but the problem is that their conduct would probably not qualify as an accident-related claim under policy. That's only my individual position -... View More

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Q: I was terminated from my job as kitchen manager and the reason given was because they said I sold a peice of equipment
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Aug 11, 2023

It is lawful to terminate an employee for selling a piece of equipment without authority from the employer.

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Q: My husband and I have been separated 5 years. He lives in a house in both our names. He needs to go into assisted living

If I sell house am I entitled to half the profit or does all have to go to assisted living facility

Ben Corcoran
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Ben Corcoran
answered on Jun 22, 2023

It sounds like you are not currently divorced. If you sell the house, only half of it should go to your husband.

I would advise paying for specific legal advice as, depending on the current relationship, it may be in your best interests to hold onto the house.

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Q: Wife died months ago. The house we purchased together. I just paid it off. Her daughter claims she is going to take it

I recently told her I wanted her out of the house. She says that she can take it from because I signed a paper stating when me and her mom died she got the house. I just want her and her man out of my house so I can have some peace.

Ben Corcoran
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Ben Corcoran
answered on Apr 5, 2022

Without seeing the documents in question I don't know for sure, but it sounds like you are likely the sole owner of the house and you can evict your daughter whenever you want.

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Q: Can an insurance adjuster in NC have an unlicensed third party provide findings AND estimate, and sign off/approve it?

Looking for legal answer regarding property and casualty insurance adjusting, specifically claims handling. Can a licensed NC adjuster have a third party collect photo documentation of property damages AND provide an estimate to the adjuster, which the adjuster signs off on (in engineering this is... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 13, 2022

A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Insurance practices involve state law. But nationwide, it is not uncommon for third parties to be used for adjusting or managing claims. Only a N.C. attorney could advise on the specific requirements or... View More

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Q: If there is a private cemetery and people live above the cemetery road can they put a gate up that is locked?

My family cemetery is on a dirt road and people bought the land above it and have now put a gate up that is locked and says we have to call before we can enter and I was wondering if that's legal?

Ben Corcoran
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Ben Corcoran
answered on Jul 7, 2021

The property owners have the right to restrict access to their land, but you also have a right to visit the graves of your ancestors. I would advise trying to work out a more long-term solution before bringing this all before the court. You can file a motion before the clerk to have a more... View More

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Q: can a 16 year old(girl) and 18 year old(guy) have sex and date?
David Allan King
David Allan King
answered on Feb 17, 2021

Yes, they are allowed to date and have sex, so long as it is consensual, they do not have a teacher/student relationship, North Carolina law applies, etc. In North Carolina 16 is the age of consent. Even minors younger than 16 are allowed to have consensual sex within a certain age-range (I think... View More

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Q: Should I be nice a cop if he seized my property in an investigation. Or can I be rude in wanting my shit back
Ben Corcoran
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Ben Corcoran
answered on Feb 10, 2021

It never hurts to be polite, as a general rule, if you are polite the other person is more likely to be polite.

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Q: Is it legal for a 16 year old to date a 14 year old without having sex in North Carolina?

Also, is this legal without parental consent? And is this legal with touching of the genitals with clothes on so that the bare genitals aren't exposed or touched?

David Allan King
David Allan King
answered on May 18, 2020

Yes. It is legal for them to date and it is legal for them to have sex.

§ 14-27.25 covers statutory rape for minors 15 years-old or younger. For it to be statutory rape, the other person must be (a) "at least 12 years old" AND (b) "at least six years older than the...
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Q: Can I legally demand a passenger to get out of my car no matter where we are
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 15, 2019

Most jurisdictions wouldn't really have a universal, statutory answer to this. It would depend on the surroundings, the hour of the day, the dynamic between the people, whether the occupant was posing a threat to life and limb, the reasonableness of the demand given the circumstances, and... View More

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Q: My aunt power of attorney is telling me I can not move in to the house but the deed to the house is in my name.

What can I do bout the power of attorney telling me I can not move in to the house. The deed is in my name.

Franchesco Donovan Fickey Martinez
Franchesco Donovan Fickey Martinez
answered on Jan 15, 2016

Hello Sir or Ma'am, A deed signifies legal ownership of property whereas a power of attorney is a legal instrument to allow another person to act in the place of someone else. Under the question you stated, your deed should mean that you own the home and have the power to move into the deeded... View More

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Q: What is statue 28.17
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot
answered on Nov 8, 2015

http://law.justia.com/codes/north-carolina/2013/chapter-143b/article-8/section-77-143b-362

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Q: How Do i find out when my court date is?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot
answered on Nov 8, 2015

Ask the clerk or your attorney.

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Q: Im a girl that lives in north carolina what if i date and/or have sex with a 24year old could my parents put him in jail
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot
answered on Nov 4, 2015

That depends upon the facts, you did not even state your age.

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Q: If someone go to superior court what do that mean?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot
answered on Oct 5, 2015

It helps when you give a few facts and the context from which the question is asked. What has gone on so far?

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Q: What information be provided regarding a federal case? I am looking for information on a case that was in Feb, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot
answered on Oct 2, 2015

You can probably review the court file if you go to the clerk of the court and ask.

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Q: Is cash considered personal property in NC?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot
answered on Sep 22, 2015

Probably.

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