Willis W. Apple, P.A., Attorney at Law

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900 Old Winston Road
Kernersville, NC 27284


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Willis W. Apple, PA

Willis W. Apple, PA, - 900 Old Winston Road - Kernersville, NC

5 Ways a Lawyer Can Help You When Your Divorce is Friendly

            Most people understand the value of an attorney when going through a “nasty divorce.” If you and your soon-to-be ex are fighting, you likely already recognize the benefit of having a professional in your corner. Involving lawyers into a hostile divorce can diffuse the tension as the professionals work through the issues, rather than the parties.

            But what about if you and your soon to be ex are getting along just fine after the break up? Lawyers can be just as useful in…

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Realities of NC Criminal Court: You're probably NOT getting a jury trial

If you are facing criminal prosecution here in North Carolina for the first time in your life, you may be surprised to find out that you might not get a jury trial. Most people know that the Constitution says criminal defendants have the right to a trial by a jury of their peers. Fewer people know that the U.S. Supreme Court decided in a case called Baldwin v. New York (1970), that the constitutional promise of a jury trial is only required for “serious offenses.” Then, a bunch of cases...

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I don't have an "Estate", so why do I need an estate plan?

Actually, you, and everyone else who does not have a will, DO have an estate plan. It’s called “intestacy,” which is legalese for: “this person has died and didn’t leave a will”. The North Carolina legislature has implemented these intestacy laws.

In other words, if you don’t have a will, the North Carolina government has written your will for you, and they might have made very different choices than the ones you would have made for yourself. For example, if you have a spouse...

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