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November 5, 2020

Inner Banks Legal Services, Inc. is pleased to announce that we have received two grants to assist domestic violence survivors!

The American College of Bankruptcy Foundation has generously granted our firm funds to assist survivors of financial abuse. These funds can be used to file bankruptcies and to provide financial education and advice. This particular grant is available to domestic violence survivors located throughout Eastern North Carolina!

We have also received a grant from Governor Roy Cooper through the Victims of Crime funding. This grant allows our firm to provide family law assistance to domestic violence survivors located in Beaufort County, North Carolina. This grant will provide services in custody, divorce, separation, and equitable distribution actions.

To see if you qualify, please call our office at (252) 495-0585.

September 30, 2020

Sarah Beth Withers and Michelle Loveys Dozier sat down with Catherine Glover of the Washington-Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce to discuss our firm and our programs.

Inner Banks Legal Services is a proud member of the Washington-Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce and we are grateful for the work they do for our community.

September 16, 2020

Our own Michelle Loveys Dozier was interviewed on 98.3 FM The Bridge to talk about our ongoing Pay it Forward campaign.

Click here to listen to the audio from the interview.

August 30, 2020

Are you a North Carolinian struggling to pay rent or utilities? Governor Roy Cooper announced funding for programs that may be able to help. Learn more about these programs and more at these links:

https://www.nc.gov/agencies/ncpro

https://www.nc.gov/covid19

July 29, 2020

Are you or someone you know in North Carolina struggling to pay utility bills? The NC Department of Health & Human Services has announced that funding is available to help North Carolinians with their energy bills. For more information, or to apply, please follow this link:

https://www.ncdhhs.gov/news/press-releases/funding-available-help-north-carolinians-energy-bills-during-hot-summer-months

July 23, 2020

As a nonprofit law firm, we are always excited for an opportunity to help other nonprofit organizations. We recently helped a group of musicians and music educators set up Sparks Creative, Inc., a new nonprofit dedicated to furthering music education. In their own words, "Sparks Creative is committed to the affordable procurement of the arts. We teach private and group, online and in-person, music lessons and music theory courses. We also offer access to instruments, outreach concerts, and arts resources for the public. Our goal is to provide quality arts instruction to students of all ages so that they can learn without barriers (financial or logistical) and become arts supporters in their own right."

We're proud to be able to help bolster such a worthy mission. Please check out Sparks Creative, Inc. on the web at https://www.sparkscreative.org

June 30, 2020

Are you unemployed due to COVID? Have questions about unemployment as things open back up? Are you concerned about going back to work with health vulnerabilities? Check out this video with our law clerk Michelle Loveys Dozier and our friend David Omer of Omer Law Firm!

If you are in need of unemployment advice, you can reach David at Omer Law Firm, PLLC through his website, https://www.omerfirm.com/

Michelle and David spoke about NC Works, which you can check out here: https://www.ncworks.gov/vosnet/Default.aspx

June 16, 2020

Are you a NC resident behind on rent or utilities? The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) announced that local community agencies throughout the State have begun to receive flexible funds that can be used to help NC residents catch up on rent and utility expenses.

More information about the program can be found at the NCDHHS Website.

To contact your local community agency to apply and find out if you are eligible, please select your county on this map: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/csbg-contacts

NC Pro Bono Honor Society

May 18, 2020

Congratulations to our own Sarah Beth Withers for induction into the North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society! This celebration is affirmed by Chief Justice Beasley: “Through our annual pro bono reporting process, our legal profession reaffirms our commitment to ensuring equal access to justice for all North Carolinians. In these times of crisis and extraordinary need, it is especially heartening to learn about and celebrate our Pro Bono Honor Society members – these attorneys are truly making a difference for people in our state.”

https://www.nccourts.gov/news/tag/press-release/nc-pro-bono-resource-center-announces-2019-pro-bono-honor-society-inductees

May 8, 2020

Is your small business struggling due to COVID? Check out this video with our President, Sarah Beth Withers, and our friend Jennifer Bennington at The Law Offices of Beaman & Bennington! This video helps explain business bankruptcy options, and gives information on what to expect if your business is considering a bankruptcy.

April 29, 2020

Wondering what bills to pay with your stimulus check? What to do when you have nothing left to pay your bills? Check out this video with Sarah Beth Withers and Leslie Craft of Craft Law Offices!

April 24, 2020

Wondering What Chief Justice Beasley's April 13th Order means for your NC state court case? Check out this video with our law clerk, Michelle Loveys Dozier, and our President, Sarah Beth Withers!

April 15, 2020

IRS Portal for tax payers is LIVE! If you file your taxes and need to update your bank account, mailing address, or track your stimulus, use this link! If you are NOT a tax filer, you can use this link to claim dependents under 17, and update your information as well! Also a quick bit of hope on the EIDL and PPP loans.

https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payments

April 13, 2020

We're grateful to the team at WNCT 9 for helping us to get the word out about the work that we are doing to help our friends and neighbors understand the CARES Act.

Click here to read the full story on their website.

Stimulus Check Flow Chart

April 9, 2020

Wondering if there is anything you need to do to receive your stimulus money? Check out this flow chart that breaks it down! However, if you are divorced or separated since 2018, we also encourage you to our April 8, 2020 video below on any impacts.

Stimulus Amount Information: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payment-information-center

TurboTax Stimulus Calculator and Register Now: https://turbotax.intuit.com/stimulus-check/

IRS Do I Need to File: https://www.irs.gov/help/ita/do-i-need-to-file-a-tax-return

April 8, 2020

Are you divorced, separated, or due child support arrears? Wondering how this affects your stimulus check? If so, this video is for you! Sarah Beth Withers discusses changes from 2018 to 2019 that will impact the receipt of stimulus funds.

April 6, 2020

Wondering when to expect your stimulus check? Will the IRS call you to update information? Our President, Sarah Beth Withers, provides an update in this second video about the CARES Act stimulus.

April 4, 2020

Are you a small business, sole proprietor, nonprofit? Worried about your operational costs? Our president Sarah Beth Withers breaks down the Economic Injury Disaster Loan under the CARES Act!

April 3, 2020

Are you a small business, nonprofit, or sole proprietor? Struggling or worried about making payroll? Our president Sarah Beth Withers breaks down the Payroll Protection Program of the CARES Act!

March 31, 2020

Our president, Sarah Beth Withers, discusses the CARES Act stimulus money, and what to do about your bills during the pandemic.

Videos and information on this page are not intended to be legal advice, and should not be taken as legal advice.