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  Could you represent yourself in court? Yes, of course. The law allows anyone to appear "pro se," legalese for "on one's behalf." No attorney is necessary. But should you? The answer to that is a clear, resounding "NO!" from anyone you ask in the legal profession. Why? I'll give you three reasons. #1. You…

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Are you looking to reduce your taxes for 2015? Think Renewables At least for now,* you can claim substantial tax credits in North Carolina for the construction, purchase, or lease of renewable energy systems on your property. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 105-129.16A. This includes, with specific requirements for each: biomass equipment, combined heat and power systems, geothermal equipment, hydroelectric…

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The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Social Services ("DSS"), is responsible for enforcing child support orders throughout the State. Consumer credit reporting, in which DSS reports your child support obligation and any past due payments (“arrearages”) to national credit bureaus is one of the many tools used by DSS to…

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By now, (hopefully), you’ve browsed our newly launched website and learned a little bit about our firm. To sum up all that content you (hopefully) read: We do law differently. At CCL, we’re “different” because of our technology, fee options, social media presence, and office culture. In our firm’s first blog post, I’ll explain how…

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