Winston-Salem Journal Articles:

One off our partners, Mike Wells, has been privileged to write a monthly legal column for the Winston-Salem Journal for over 16 years.  It is believed to be the longest-running legal column for a statewide newspaper in the state of North Carolina. Of the nearly 200 columns Mike has written, here is a selected list of many important columns, which include contact information for other community resources to assist readers as well.

We hope this resource will prove to be helpful to you so you can make informed choices on issues of importance to you.  If you have particular questions, on the issues discussed or other matters, please do not hesitate to contact us. (336.283.8700; mike@wellslaw.us).

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...

Community Programs Including Advance Directives

"Got Plans?" Free Seminar What: "Got Plans?" is a free advanced care workshop in Winston-Salem. When: February 7th from 1:00-2:00 pm Where: Multipurpose Room, Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home-101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103...

Understand how the new federal tax law will affect you

In the first installment of a two-part series, Mike examines the sweeping 2018 federal tax law reforms, and how they might impact tax payers. For the full article, click here.  

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...

The biggies can change your life

This column is the second in a series of the most important legal issues most of us encounter. Traffic Tickets. Getting a traffic ticket generally is not high on the legal-impact scale in your life, but the precipitating conduct often...

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.  

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...

Know Your Options Before You File For Bankruptcy

When should you consider filing personal bankruptcy?  Families facing serious financial challenges are strongly encouraged to seek some objective direction before bankruptcy, the last resort, is necessary. As discussed in the previous...

Social Security Disability: Value of the Post-Hearing Brief

Advocacy does not always end after a Social Security Disability hearing. In fact, good advocacy sometimes requires work after the hearing to drive home arguments raised in the hearing brief, in the medical records, and during hearing...

Pro Bono“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 which offer free or cost-efficient venues to ask for direction on...

Know Your Options Before You File For Bankruptcy

When should you consider filing personal bankruptcy?  Families facing serious financial challenges are strongly encouraged to seek some objective direction before bankruptcy, the last resort, is necessary. As discussed in the previous column, the best place to start...

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Jarhead Law, and What We Can Learn from It

It started with a phone call. I was asked some years ago to host a weekly pro bono local legal call-in show for a radio station on a Sunday afternoon from 3-4 pm to fulfill the station’s required public service FCC requirement. The questions of the callers were...

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Financial Challenges in These Challenging Times

Over the next three columns we will address some common financial challenges many of us face in these different economic times.  This first column will address some valuable community resources you can access BEFORE you have more serious financial challenges.  The...

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