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).

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...

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...

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...

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.  

Spread the Word: Free Tax-Return Preparation

AARP Tax Aide-certified volunteers will again be offering free assistance in preparing and e-filing personal federal and state income tax returns in 2018. The locations will be the Reynolda Manor Branch Library, 2839 Fairlawn Drive, and...

6 COVID Scams (and 3 of the Garden Variety) To Look Out For

Scams perpetrated on our senior citizens total billions of dollars every year, and they likely will total more than that in 2020 because of the Coronavirus Pandemic.  Be sure you and your loved ones are aware of several of the newer scams which are out there, and some of the other ones, too.

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.  

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....

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.  

Part II: Common mistakes in handling your personal injury claim

This is the second of two columns to provide practical solutions to help parties injured in a motor vehicle wreck to avoid common mistakes in handling their claims. Property damage claims alone rarely justify the added expense of hiring a...

6 COVID Scams (and 3 of the Garden Variety) To Look Out For

Scams perpetrated on our senior citizens total billions of dollars every year, and they likely will total more than that in 2020 because of the Coronavirus Pandemic.  Be sure you and your loved ones are aware of several of the newer scams which are out there, and some of the other ones, too.

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All Alone Together

All of us would agree we live in decidedly different times than we have experienced before.  Never in our lifetimes have so many people been so uncertain about so many things, and literally so afraid.

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