David Allan King

David Allan King

  • Business Law, Divorce, Trademarks
  • North Carolina
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Biography

I am a licensed North Carolina attorney focused on civil law. My work spans business law, divorce, and estates/probate. I mostly handle negotiations, contracts, filings, legal documents, and other transactional matters. However, I occasionally handle civil litigation, if the court is within 1 hour of Raleigh. I also develop DIY tools for some matters.

Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Trademarks
    Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
Additional Practice Area
  • Contracts, Prenups, and legal research/writing
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
North Carolina State Bar
ID Number: 54884
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Denny's Corporate
Wrote revised privacy policy for then-upcoming privacy legislation. Worked on modifications to proxy statement. Reviewed contracts with suppliers.
Education
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
J.D. (2019) | Law
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Awards
3rd Place in National Essay Competition
Center for Alcohol Policy
Top ten in moot court tryouts for negotiations
UNC Law
Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar
Member
Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Putting the Reins on Autonomous Vehicle Liability: Why Horse Accidents Are the Best Common Law Analogy
North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology
Certifications
Attorney Licensing
North Carolina Bar Association
Websites & Blogs
Website
King @ Law Website
Legal Answers
40 Questions Answered
Q. Can the father of my child get joint custody after 8 years of not being In her life
A: The court determines matters of custody based on whatever they feel is in the child's best interest under the totality of the circumstances. The father not being involved in the child's life for eight years would certainly be one factor a judge would weigh, but doesn't guarantee anything.
Q. If I create a logo with a crown similar but not the same as Funko will there be any legal problems?
A: Funko does not have a monopoly over the concept of a crown. However, you may have problems if your crown is similar enough to create confusion in the marketplace as to whether you are affiliated with Funko or if it looks like a copy/paste of their art. Merely re-creating, rather than copy/pasting, does not protect you if it's basically an exact replica, but you can create crown art without asking for permission, even if it has vaguely similar styles.
Q. A husband and wife both have there names on a house. One day, they decide to divorce. The wife leaves and get her own
A: This is a complicated question. Most homes owned by spouses are owend by "tenants in the entirety" which means the spouses do not own a 50% interest - rather each spouse owns the entire property. You are prohibited from selling or refinancing the home without your spouse's consent, but each of you may use the entire property how you wish. That being said, the house is "marital property" and generally your spouse is entitled to half of any interest, appreciation, or profits that are passively earned from marital property. So my take is, based on the information you provided, is you probably could rent out a room in the house, but sooner or later your spouse would likely get half the income. This could be a potential trade. Maybe you share half the profit and your spouse promises not to go after you for the free rent (based on their percent ownership in equity) you enjoy while living there.
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Contact & Map
6613 Hammersmith Drive
Raleigh, NC 27613
Telephone: (919) 706-5322