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Bradley Coxe
Bradley A. Coxe is a practicing attorney in Wilmington, NC who specializes in Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Contract and Real Estate disputes and all forms of Civil Litigation.
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This is a fairly complicated issue that is beyond what I can help with in these comments. You should contact a real estate attorney in your area.
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If it is a private road and the owners have given you permission, you should be able to install speedbumps as that presumably would not impair the other families access and use of the road. As the answers to these questions can change due to several details, you should consult with an attorney.
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It depends on what your easement rights are. If the entire road is on a plat, or if you have an express interest in the deed, you are entitled to use it as long as you do not overburden the easement. You should consult with an attorney who can investigate your rights.
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With only 3-7 trees, I doubt you would have enough damages to even justify small claims court based on the timber damages alone. Ask the logger to give you the value of the trees and make sure he cleans up any damage he caused.
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I'm not aware of any master list of recognized religions. If you are ordained by a religious group, that should be sufficient under the statutes.
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After several years and over 150 posts, this blog is changing homes. It will be hosted on my firm's new website at http://www.hcpplaw.com/blog. Thanks for reading and I hope you will follow me over to the new site. If you... Continue reading
That is a curative statute to retroactively allow marriages prior to that date to be validated. Its purpose is not to prevent ULC marriages after that date.
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I'm not aware of any master list of recognized religions. If you are ordained by a religious group, that should be sufficient under the statutes.
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This is a tragic story, but one that is not that uncommon. My heart goes out to this family who will be dealing with this horrific car wreck for the rest of their lives. Putting on my lawyer hat for... Continue reading
Yes. You can be served by certified mail. If she is out of state, there may be other jurisdictional issues. She should consult an attorney if she has any questions.
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Landlords have a streamlined process in North Carolina to evict tenants who have breached their lease. This is called summary ejectment. After the tenant has breached the lease by failing to pay rent or otherwise, and after the tenant has... Continue reading
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One of the first bits of free advice you’ll get from an attorney, is to read and understand before you sign a document. Even where the clause is buried on page 8 of fine print; or where there was a... Continue reading
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Attached is a Board Effectiveness Checklist from governance.pro that helps an organization determine if it is being as effective as it can be. The checklist applies to all types of organizations, so all the factors may not apply to every... Continue reading
You could start by calling the N.C. Department of Transportation, which owns and maintains many roads in Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties. The number for the DOT division office in Wilmington is 251-5724. But if the DOT maintains your road, you simply won’t get speed humps or bumps. The department, as a policy, has never installed them because it believes they can cause accidents. It will, in some situations, install chokers or other “traffic calming” devices, however.
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If the DOT owns the road, they can regulate it.
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An American judge talking to a lawyer. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) After every trial, I try to talk with the individual jurors who heard my case. It helps me as a trial lawyer determine what strategy and tactics worked and what... Continue reading
Your issue is really beyond what information I can provide in this blog. I advise you to contact an attorney.
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The Wilmington NC city ordinances state: Sec. 5-41. - Riding on sidewalk, sidewalk area or walkway. A person riding a bicycle on a sidewalk, sidewalk area or walkway shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian and shall give an audible signal before passing any pedestrian. So it is impliedly allowed to ride on the sidewalk in Wilmington. Getting the sidewalks maintained is a city government problem. You can contact Danny Costin at 910.341.7895 to request sidewalk repairs.
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Last week I participated in the Ask a Lawyer Day program in Wilmington NC. This is similar to Justice4All program where local attorneys field legal questions for free from the general public. Oftentimes it involves explanations of legal issues or... Continue reading
I love alternative history stories. Things like “What if the Soviet Union had won the Cold War ?” or “What if JFK had not been assassinated?” I find fascinating and oftentimes help me better understand actual history. I even like... Continue reading
There are limitations on an HOA in selling or giving away common elements. The easement may be a common element owned by the HOA for its members and would need 80%-100% of its members to approve. The easement could be for each individual homeowner and therefore each homeowner would have to approve. Sometimes even if everybody thinks there is an easement, there really isn't one. You should consult with an attorney to see what your rights are in the easement. http://nclawyer.typepad.com/north_carolina_civil_litg/2014/11/cant-give-it-away.html
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With the near universal use of email, texting, Twitter, and instant messaging, small corporations and homeowner associations frequently try to use these services for the business of the company. While this practice can be valuable and efficient to manage a... Continue reading
Under North Carolina law, a person’s medical records are property of the healthcare provider who created them. However, a patient has rights to get copies and/or inspect the records of his medical care. The patient may need them to provide... Continue reading
In order to have a gated community and limit access through a gate to residents and authorized visitors,the road has to be privately owned and maintained.
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