Winston-Salem Journal Articles:

Mike Wells is a frequent guest columnist for the Winston-Salem Journal’s Sunday Business section. Here are some of his columns on legal topics of interest to the newspaper’s readers and the community.

Spread the Word: Forsyth Public Library Sponsored Seminars

The Forsyth Public Library (Reynolda Manor Branch) is helping to sponsor three free one-hour seminars on the afternoon of Tuesday, Nov. 7 on important basics for estate planning, estate administration, elder law, and SSD and other damage...

Understand the law about traffic mishaps

Third in a series covering the most important subjects on which I’ve given citizens direction over the 15 years I have been privileged to write this column. Motor Vehicle Mishaps When do you have to contact the authorities? N.C. law...

Here are some financial tips to help you avoid common legal challenges

I have reviewed in recent columns some of the main questions that clients and others have asked me over the years. I have fielded nearly 30,000 questions during this time, counting those received on a popular radio public-service legal...

Ask Sam: Are neighbor’s video cameras legal?

Are a neighbor's security cameras making you feel insecure? Mike offers sage advice for dealing with this issue. For the full article, click here.  

Ask the right questions and do your homework on home-improvement projects

Have you got plans for home improvement? If so, Mike offers some simple tips for working successfully with contractors in his Sunday, May 7th Winston-Salem Journal column. For the full article, click here.  

Spread the Word: Get Help with Medicare Open Enrollment

With the annual Medicare open enrollment taking place from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, the Shepherd's Center of Greater Winston-Salem will hold workshops on Fridays during that period to assist beneficiaries in choosing the correct drug plan...

Understand the law on resolving back tax issues

Here is a helpful article I wrote for my April monthly column in the Winston-Salem Journal on resolving back tax issues with the IRS. For the full article, click here.  

Social Security Disability ODAR Judge Website Isn’t a Panacea

DisabilityJudges.com This is a useful site in that it gives you the statistics for an ODAR (Office of Disability Adjudication and Review—hearing site) judge. In other words, it tells you how a particular judge has decided cases in the...

Protect yourself and your family with adequate insurance coverage

My last few columns have dealt with some common legal issues clients and citizens face in everyday life, with suggestions about how to avoid the problem in the first place. The best legal problem to have is the one which never happens....

The Worst Pet of All

Most of us have a favorite pet, especially pets we had as children. Cushman was a big brown boxer we had when I was a very young boy. The older kids in our neighborhood, Chris Cortney, Tommy and Ricky Dickerson next door, and the Corey...

The Fine Art of Learning to Say No

I am pleased that the North Carolina State Bar Journal recently published an article I wrote about the importance of managing your time effectively by learning to say No.  While the article, sent to all the practicing lawyers in our state (20,000 +), focuses on the...

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Take advantage of low-cost legal services

North Carolina lawyers give back to the community, state and profession by providing many pro-bono or low-cost legal services to our citizens. Here are a few of them that offer free or cost-efficient venues to ask for direction on important legal matters. I have had...

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Understand the law about traffic mishaps

Third in a series covering the most important subjects on which I’ve given citizens direction over the 15 years I have been privileged to write this column. Motor Vehicle Mishaps When do you have to contact the authorities? N.C. law generally requires you to report...

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