5 Benefits of Choosing Mediation to Resolve Your Legal Dispute

Let’s keep the courts out of it and solve things with minimal stress. Choosing mediation can help you get the results you want and need for a fraction of the cost. At Goodwin Law & Mediation, we believe in resolving conflict without going to court. Over the years, we have seen how litigation can leave both sides struggling financially and required to follow court orders that don’t really meet their needs. We Read More

4 Things a Participation Agreement Accomplishes

If you have chosen to go through a collaborative process for your divorce, rather than a traditionally litigated divorce, there’s a lot of new vocabulary to learn. As the field of collaborative law has grown rapidly in recent years, its benefits have become more widely available to divorcing couples. If you’re getting started in this process, you’ll need to sign a pledge or participation agreement. A pledge or Read More

Estate Planning Simplified

Are any of the loved ones that you want to include in your Will still children or grandchildren? If so, you may have concerns that they will use their inheritance unwisely because they are too young to make mature financial decisions. Luckily, there’s an estate planning tool that exists just for this reason! With a minor’s trust, you can charge a trusted adult with managing a young person’s inheritance until they are Read More

6 Items to Check in Your Commercial Lease Agreement

When you find the ideal space for your business, you want to jump in with both feet and start making the most of your space. But first, you have to make sure that your commercial lease agreement is in order. Slight changes in your agreement can cost you a significant amount of money or alter your future plans. Documentation is important - while examining the following clauses and items, remember that what is written Read More

Understanding Divorce in North Carolina

When a marriage ends in North Carolina, there are multiple issues that must be dealt with prior to a court granting an absolute divorce. Those who have met the requirements for an absolute divorce want a permanent termination of the marriage and seek an absolute divorce. When the court grants an absolute divorce, the legal marriage is dissolved and both parties are considered single. What is Absolute Divorce? There Read More