Estate Planning

Estate Planning enables a person to control what happens to his or her assets at the end of his or her life. A will is the most basic estate planning tool and is used to direct the distribution of the decedent’s estate. Other tools, such as trusts,… Read More

Basic Will

Wills are written documents that state where you want your assets to go. It is important to designate who will be in charge of distributing these assets. It is essential that your will be properly executed by having disinterested witnesses and a disi… Read More

Trusts

Estate planning enables a person to control what happens to his or her assets at the end of his or her life. A will is the most basic estate-planning tool and is used to direct the distribution of the decedent’s estate. Other tools, such as trusts,… Read More

Power Of Attorney

The Durable Power of attorney appoints an agent and empowers that person to handle all of your financial affairs. There are strict North Carolina statutory requirements in drafting a Durable Financial Power of Attorney. The document should be drafted… Read More

Power of Attorney For Real Estate

A power of attorney for real estate allows you to give someone the authority to buy or sell real estate for you or to conduct any other business concerning real estate that you own. A Real Estate Power of Attorney is also handy when needing someone t… Read More

Health Care Power of Attorney

This power of attorney appoints an agent and empowers that person to make important decisions about your medical treatment if you are incapacitated or otherwise unable to make such decisions. You should discuss your wishes concerning life prolonging… Read More

Living Will

A living will, despite its name, isn’t at all like the wills that people use to leave property in the event of their death. A living will also be called a directive to physicians or advance directive, is a document that lets people state their wish… Read More

Estate Administration

Estate administration refers to the process of collecting and managing an estate, paying any debts and taxes, and distributing the remaining property to the heirs of the estate. Usually, the Will names the Executor. This person is responsible for fol… Read More

Widow’s Allowance

With over forty years of experience, attorney Landon A. Dunn has learned that there is no such thing as “one size fits all” in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, and probate. One option that is available in many estates is the W… Read More

Small Estate Administration

Dealing with estate administration complexities, especially concerning limited assets, can be simplified through methods like the small estate administration approach. This option serves to streamline probate procedures for relatively modest estates.… Read More

Full Estate Administration

Whenever a person dies, his or her estate needs to be collected, managed, and distributed. If that person owns real estate, has investments in his/her sole name then a full estate administration will be required. There will be multiple filings with t… Read More

Real Estate

Let Landon A. Dunn, Attorney At Law Help You In The Area Of Real Estate Real Estate can be one of the biggest purchases one can make. Make sure you have someone representing your interests. The law Office of Landon Dunn can help with your Residential… Read More

Residential Closing

The closing process begins when you sign an Offer to Purchase. This is the agreement between a buyer and a seller which identifies the buyer and seller, establishes the price, the amounts of the non-refundable diligence deposit and escrow deposit. It… Read More

Commercial Closing

A commercial closing has similar steps to a residential closing. The offer to purchase contract may be even more detailed. The lender may have stringent requirements including environmental surveys, more detailed land surveys and more financial detai… Read More

Title Research

A title search is an examination of the public records that discovers any liens, defects, restrictions, easements, etc. to which a property may be subject. A title search provides information to the requester (usually an attorney for North Carolina c… Read More

Document Drafting

Most real estate transactions involve three legal documents. The General Warranty Deed is the legal document through which someone acquires ownership of property. A Promissory Note is a borrower’s promise to repay the loan they took to buy the… Read More

Refinancing

Many people refinance their mortgage to secure a lower interest rate to obtain cash from the equity in their home. Once the lender approves the loan, the title request is sent to the attorney. The attorney searches the title to determine any title de… Read More

Family Law

Dealing with Family Law issues can be a time of great stress and uncertainty. Family law attorney Landon will listen to you, explain the law to you, and discuss options to give you peace of mind for you and your family, in a sensitive and supportive… Read More

Pre-Nuptial

What Is A Pre-Nuptial Agreement Pre-Nuptial Agreements are agreements written and signed before the marriage in which the couple decide how a divorce will be resolved and how assets are to be distributed if death occurs. It is a binding contract. It… Read More

Post-Nuptial

Post-Nuptial Agreements are agreements entered between husband and wife to allocate assets acquired during the marriage. Usually some sort of payment or consideration is made between spouses. A list of assets to be considered separate to each party i… Read More

Child Custody and Support

Child support is defined as the ongoing obligation for a periodic payment made from the non-custodial to the custodial parent, caregiver, or guardian, specifically for the care and support of children born of a relationship or marriage that has been… Read More

Separation Agreement

A separation and property settlement agreement is a contract between husband and wife in which they can resolve matters such as property division, debts, custody, child support, and spousal support when they are separating from each other. A separati… Read More

Qualified Domestic Relations Orders

QDRO’s (Qualified Domestic Relations Orders) are complicated court ordered divisions of retirement accounts. These retirement accounts include 401ks, 403B’s, pension plans and other types of accounts. Proper legal treatment is needed to preserve… Read More

Divorce

Negotiated Settlement In many cases, Landon is able to negotiate and reach agreements regarding the issues of child custody, child support, spousal support and property division without ever setting foot in a courtroom by means of a consent order. Sh… Read More

Stepparent Adoption

A spouse may be able to adopt your child. The natural parent must consent or have their rights terminated. The parties must have lived in the state for six months. A petition is prepared on behalf of the step-parent and filed with the court along wit… Read More

Name Change

Several legal options are available for obtaining a name change. Names may be changed by an Adoption Decree, through a name change petition filed with the Special Proceedings Division, or through an application by a widow or divorced woman for the re… Read More

Small Business

Attorney Landon Dunn works with businesses throughout the Matthews area. She will ask you about the specific legal issue which brings you in but will also make sure that the remedies she suggests also fit in with your long term goals for your company… Read More

Formation And Organization

The way in which your business entity is formed will determine the personal liability of the founders, how taxes are paid, and other important details. Attorney Landon A. Dunn can assist you with selecting a business entity, forming your business, an… Read More

Corporate Governance

Corporate governance is the system of rules, practices and processes by which a company is directed and controlled. Landon A Dunn, Attorney At Law can provide assistance with corporate governance matters and sound legal advice for business owners. Ca… Read More

Contract Review

Any business contract should be reviewed by an attorney. Before signing your legal documents, make sure that the fine print doesn’t leave you at risk. Landon A Dunn, Attorney At Law can review any contracts and provide legal advice for your Small B… Read More

Commercial Lease Review

Every location and every business is unique. Leases are complex, long, one-sided legal documents, filled with legalese that can bind you and your business for many years. Our role as your attorney is to explain every clause in the lease in plain lang… Read More

Asset Purchase Agreement

A business can sell the entity through an Asset Purchase Agreement. The business assets and liabilities are listed. The purchase price is established, and the payment terms are established. The parties certify as to the status of the organization and… Read More