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"This Is The Law" Pamphlets

The "This Is The Law" pamphlet series was prepared as a public service by the North Carolina Bar Association's Communications Committee and is not intended to be a comprehensive statement of the law. North Carolina laws change frequently and could affect the information in these pamphlets. If you have specific questions with regard to any matters contained in these pamphlets you are encouraged to consult an attorney. If you need an attorney please contact the North Carolina Lawyer Referral Service, a nonprofit public service project of the North Carolina Bar Association, toll free: 1-800-662-7660. (Wake County residents call: 677-8574). "This Is The Law” pamphlets are protected by copyright; PDFs accessible below are provided for individual download only and not intended for multiple reproduction.

AIDS/HIV Infection and the Law

This pamphlet answers some questions about the law that are important to people with HIV. (©1985 N.C. Bar Association, Revised 2014)

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Buying a Home

This pamphlet has been prepared to inform you of some of the considerations to be made in purchasing a home in North Carolina. (©1983 N.C. Bar Association, Revised 2013, Reviewed 2014)

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Buying on Time

The purpose of this pamphlet is to provide you with a better understanding of your rights, duties, and the risks you incur when you buy "on time." (©1983 N.C. Bar Association, Revised 2011, Reviewed 2014)

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Child Custody/Visitation and Child Support

This pamphlet seeks to explain North Carolina laws on child custody, child visitation rights, and child support by answering frequently asked questions about these matters. (©2005 N.C. Bar Association, Revised 2013, Reviewed 2014)

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Custodia De Niños, Derechos De Visita, Y Pensión Alimentaria

(Child Custody, Visitation Rights and Child Support) Este folleto procura explicar leyes de Carolina del Norte en custodia de nio, derechos de visitacin de nio, y el apoyo de nio contestando con frecuencia haca preguntas sobre estos asuntos. (c2005 N.C. Colegio de abogados, 2014 Revisado, 2014 Respasado)

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Domestic Violence

The purpose of this pamphlet is to explain the law on domestic violence by answering frequently asked questions on the subject. (©2005 N.C. Bar Association, Revised 2014)

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El Testamento De Vida Y El Poder Sobre La Asistencia Médica

(Living Wills and Health Care Powers of Attorney) A muchas personas, el miedo de una muerte persistente es peor que el miedo de morir. An a menudo, cerca del final de la vida de alguien, uno es incapaz de tomar decisiones o deseos expresos acerca de la asistencia mdica a amados o personal mdico. (c1985 N.C. Colegio de abogados, 2014 Revisado, 2014 Respasado)

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Filing for Bankruptcy

Most individuals who file bankruptcy find it most beneficial to file a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. There are certain things that virtually all Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcies have in common. (©1983 N.C. Bar Association, Revised 2014)

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Landlords and Tenants

Landlords and tenants are free to bargain about many terms of rental agreements, and those who rent houses, apartments or mobile homes should feel free to seek changes in terms or conditions which they feel are not in their best interest before signing any rental agreement. (©1983 N.C. Bar Association, Revised 2013, Reviewed 2014)

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Living Wills and Health Care Powers of Attorney

To many people, the fear of a lingering death is worse than the fear of dying. Yet often, near the end of one's life, one is unable to make decisions or express desires concerning medical care to loved ones or medical personnel. (©1985 N.C. Bar Association, Revised 2013, Reviewed 2014)

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Marriage in North Carolina

The purpose of this pamphlet is to help you understand North Carolina marriage laws and some of the legal matters that may affect the lives of any married couple. (©1983 N.C. Bar Association, Revised 2013, Reviewed 2014)

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Propietarios é Inquilinos

(Landlords and Tenants) Los propietarios y los arrendatarios son libres de negociar sobre muchos trminos de acuerdos de alquiler, y aquellos que alquilan casas, los apartamentos o las casas mviles deberan sentirse libres de buscar cambios de trminos o condiciones que ellos sienten no estn en su mejor inters antes de firmar ningn acuerdo de alquiler. (c1983 N.C. Colegio de abogados, 2014 Revisado, 2014 Respasado)

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Protecting Your Assets: Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorney

Protecting your assets and caring for your family are important issues during life and after death. Wills, trusts and powers of attorney are strategic documents to accomplish this goal. To be certain that your needs and desires are met, always consult an experienced attorney for the planning and drafting of these documents. (©2004 N.C. Bar Association, Revised 2014)

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Separation and Divorce

Sometimes marriages do not work out as planned. When that happens, couples separate and later divorce. The purpose of this pamphlet is to explain the law of separation and divorce by answering frequently asked questions on those matters. (©1983 N.C. Bar Association, Revised 2013, Reviewed 2014)

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Serving on a North Carolina Jury

Trial by jury is not a perfect system of obtaining justice; it is simply the best system we have yet been able to devise. Serving on a jury is not only an obligation of every qualified citizen, it is a right and a privilege. (©1983 N.C. Bar Association, Revised 2013, Reviewed 2014)

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Violéncia Domestica

(Domestic Violence) El objetivo de este folleto es explicar que la ley en la violéncia domestica contestando con frecuencia haca preguntas en el sujeto. (c1985 N.C. Colegio de abogados, 2014 Revisado)

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What to Do In Case of an Auto Accident

The purpose of this pamphlet is to provide reminders regarding the responsibility each of us has in the event of injury or other personal hardship resulting from a motor vehicle crash, and to enable all motorists to carry out their legal responsibilities and protect their legal rights.(©1983 N.C. Bar Association, Revised 2011, Reviewed 2014)

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Workers' Compensation: What to Do in Case of an On-the-Job Injury

The purpose of this pamphlet is to provide a general framework and a broad overview regarding the responsibilities that employees and employers have in the event of an on-the-job injury or a disease believed to be related to or caused by employment. (©2005 N.C. Bar Association, Revised 2012, Reviewed 2014)

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