Ask Sam:

Mike Wells is a frequent source for the Winston-Salem Journal’s “Ask SAM” column, which provides answers to questions from readers. He also writes regularly for the Journal’s Sunday business section. Here are some of his recent contributions.

Ask Sam: Getting a contractor to respond

The Winston-Salem Journal's Sam consults Mike Wells about how to compel a contractor to respond to a client, and complete the client's project in a timely manner. For the full article, click here.

Ask Sam: What can I do about debt collector harassment?

This week, Mike Wells provides a Winston-Salem Journal reader with information about North Carolina's lien law. For the full article, click here.

Ask Sam: Arbitration clauses in car sales

Over the years a number of bills have been introduced in Congress to require organizations to provide better arbitration clause options for consumers. But without a hue and cry from the public, arbitration clauses may be the standard now in various consumer contracts.

Ask Sam: Abuse of power of attorney

Originally published in the Winston-Salem Journal's Ask SAM column, Sunday, August, 21, 2016 Q: We are suspicious that a family member is abusing/misusing their Power of Attorney designation in regard to an elderly parent’s financial...

Ask Sam: When will electors be named?

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Ask Sam: How do you dismiss an attorney?

Published Thursday September 15, 2016 in the Winston-Salem Journal. Mike Wells answers the question of how to dismiss an attorney. For the full article, click here.  

Ask Sam: Getting rid of a timeshare

This week, a writer asks Sam how to get rid of a timeshare. Mike Wells offers solutions to this timeless problem. For the full article, click here.  

Ask Sam: Variations of your name can cause headaches at the bank

The Winston-Salem Journals' "Sam" asks Mike about the challenges that variations in one's name can present, often the result of marriage and divorce, and advice for preventing or resolving them. For the full article, click here. 

Ask Sam: Who mows median on Union Cross Road?

A Winston-Salem Journal reader asks Sam for advice when faced with the need for a utility easement on an uncooperative neighbor's property. Mike offers some possible solutions. Read it HERE.