The first 1/6 of 2014

It’s been a fast and furious start to 2014 here at Watson Legal, PLLC. We’ve opened a new office, braved a couple of tremendous (and uncharacteristic snow storms), and made a lot of new contacts and friends along the way. Some highlights… Read More...

At the Closing - When are funds ready?

The decision to sell your home can involve a range of emotions.   You may be excited for the new chapter ahead, sad to be moving on from your home, or somewhere in between.  Regardless, the one question we hear a lot from sellers is “When will my funds be available”. Read More...

What Is Title Insurance?

If you're thinking about purchasing a home it's likely that you've heard about the need of Title Insurance, Title Searches, and similar. So what is Title Insurance, and why do you need it? Here's a brief outline. Read More...

Power of Attorney - An Overview

Most likely you've heard of a Power of Attorney, and you've also probably heard that you "need one". Why else would you be reading an attorney's blog? So what is a POA? What does it actually do? Here is a brief overview. Read More...

Remembering Pearl Harbor


"Yesterday, December 7, 1941-a date which will live in infamy-the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan... No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people will through their righteous might win through to absolute victory... With confidence in our armed forces-with the unbounded determination of our people-we will gain the inevitable triumph-so help us God. I, therefore, ask that the Congress declare that since the dastardly and unprovoked attack by Japan on Sunday, December seventh, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese Empire" - President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dec. 8, 1941, speech asking Congress to declare war on Japan

The basics of estates

While it's never fun to consider planning for the administration of your estate, it is becoming a very necessary exercise in today's society. You've worked hard all your life (no matter how old you are at present), and you should be able to dictate how your estate is divided once you pass on. However, if you don't have the requisite documents in place before you depart this existence, the State of North Carolina will divide up your estate through a process called intestate succession.

Who is paying for what at the closing

The process of buying, selling, or even refinancing a home is a complicated and often stressful process centered around a great deal of money being moved amongst several parties. In addition to the buyer and seller, there are third party contractors, financial institutions, and government agencies all taking part. Read More...