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Adoption in North Carolina

Adoption in North Carolina

By Nicholas Presentato, Attorney at Law An adoption can be exciting, but the process can also be confusing and stressful if you do not have any prior knowledge. Here are some basics about how the North Carolina adoption process works. Types of adoption First, there...
Children’s Bill of Rights (When Parents Separate)

Children’s Bill of Rights (When Parents Separate)

Every child has rights, particularly when mom and dad are splitting up. Below are some rights children should have, and parents shouldn’t forget, when the family is in the midst of a break-up. The right to love and receive unconditional love from both of their...
Powers of Attorney and Advance Directives

Powers of Attorney and Advance Directives

By E. Drew Nelson, Attorney Powers of attorney are legal documents that give another person you trust (your agent) the right to make decisions on your behalf. These powers of attorney may be broad or limited. A broad power of attorney can enable the person named as...
AI Disruptions in the Legal Industry

AI Disruptions in the Legal Industry

Over the years, advances in technology have generally outpaced the laws that address the tech and/or the impact it has on society. The legal profession in North Carolina is witnessing the beginnings of a transformation due to the advent of artificial intelligence...
Changes to Adult Guardianships in NC

Changes to Adult Guardianships in NC

By William Miller and E. Drew Nelson, Attorneys at Law Guardianship laws have been in place for many years; some recent updates to the guardianship laws in North Carolina took effect on January 1, 2024. While many people think about guardianship in relation to a child...
Is It Too Late to Get Divorced?

Is It Too Late to Get Divorced?

Danielle De Angelis, Attorney at Law Most people have heard the statistic that 50% of all marriages in the US end in divorce. While overall that may still be true, there is more to the story. Studies of divorce trends show that divorce rates have declined slightly...
Introducing the BWS Family Law Team

Introducing the BWS Family Law Team

Attorneys Danielle De Angelis and Nicholas Presentato have combined their talents to focus their practice areas on issues related to family law, including separation, divorce, child custody, child support, termination of parental rights, guardianship, adoption,...
SECURE Act 2.0

SECURE Act 2.0

By David Inabinett, Attorney at Law The original SECURE Act (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019) was signed into law December 20, 2019, and most of its provisions became effective January 1, 2020. That law has been updated, with the...
Brinkley Walser Stoner Welcomes Nick Presentato to the Team

Brinkley Walser Stoner Welcomes Nick Presentato to the Team

Lexington, NC – Brinkley Walser Stoner, PLLC, proudly announces the newest addition to the team, Nicholas A. Presentato. With an impressive background and a commitment to legal excellence, Nick joins the firm as an Associate Attorney, further fortifying the...
Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting

Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting

By David Inabinett, Attorney at Law Update: In November of 2022, the National Small Business Association (NSBA) filed suit against the U.S. Treasury Department seeking to stop enforcement of this law. As of March 1, 2024, a judge ruled in favor of the NSBA. The legal...