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.

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....

Will Rogers and Locker Law

One of the great contradictions we all share is the strange interplay in life between genuine confidence and our (in) ability to thread Life’s needle of success to avoid arrogance and pride. If you find the winning path to this one you...

Steps to take to select long-term care facilities for your loved ones

Finding and evaluating long-term care facilities is a daunting task, but Mike offers some invaluable insights and resources to help you find the right fit for yourself or a loved one. For the full article, click here.  

The Noble Function of Constructive Criticism and the Contrary Point of View

Studies tell us our process for making important decisions could be improved, and sometimes in some significant ways. Many wrong choices could become better choices if we did a more disciplined job of handicapping true facts, and we...

Steps to take to select long-term care facilities for your loved ones

A truism we all know is that nothing is sure in life but death and taxes. But added to that in contemporary life is the higher cost of health care and long-term care for an aging population. We will leave it to the elected officials to...

Be prepared to monitor loved ones care in care facilities

In the last column we discussed the selection of a care facility. W hat other decisions might you face, and what steps should you take to monitor the level of care of your loved one? Important contract issues Many facilities require the...

Social Security Disability Cases Are Sad Stories

No one wants to file a Social Security Disability claim, but things happen. Many of these things are beyond a claimant's control. These occurrences--genetic dispositions, ailments, or a combination thereof render a person unable to work....

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...

Hiring a contractor? Do your own homework first.

Over the 15-plus years that I have been privileged to write this legal column, and the 25 years I hosted a legal call-in radio show, one of the most persistent problems I’ve heard about from the public involves home-construction and...

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...

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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