While our primary focus is on family law, estate planning, business advising and traffic matters at Apple Payne Law, PLLC, we also routinely handle other legal matters with which we are comfortable with both the area of law and the procedural issues that surround it. Mr. Payne’s former experience as a former high school teacher, CDL-licensed driver, small business owner and his Legal Aid internship all give him valuable, real life experience to compliment his legal knowledge in education law and more, and Mr. Apple’s background in extensive mediations is exceptional is well, and we are glad to handle matters in those areas listed. If there’s something not listed that you’d like assistance with – reach out and let us know, and if we can’t help you, we will be glad to refer you to a colleague with whom we trust to handle your case with the same level of care we strive to provide.

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If you have a child with any type of learning disabilities that requires individualized and specialized attention, we can help make that happen. We ensure your child can get the attention they need in order to reach their full potential in school, no matter what they need to get them there. We are also available to help in the case of improper discipline in schools.

Fighting improper or excessive discipline in schools, especially as it involves students with:

  • IEP (Individualized Education Program) needs
  • Learning disabilities
  • Physical or mental impairments and/or other impairments.

As a former teacher, Mr. Payne knows what it’s like to have an administrator or a parent try to “bully” you into doing something that you know is wrong or even illegal, or to deny you a legal right, such as the right to take a personal day off. Mr. Payne knows how to help you navigate the process from mitigating damage up front, to helping you navigate any potential problems that pop up. You want a lawyer who not only knows the law, but knows what it’s like from where YOU stand, to help represent you.

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At Apple Payne Law, managing traffic violations is a daily activity. Many of our ongoing client relationships began with a speeding ticket but evolved to relying on us for all your legal needs–and we are honored!

From his days as a teacher, Ron Payne has kept his CDL current.  This unique credential gives him first hand road experience in managing cases involving CDLs. Having an attorney who knows what it feels like to be behind the wheel of a large vehicle can make all the difference in explaining your case in court.

Our firm focuses on traffic violations such as

  • Speeding tickets
  • Other traffic tickets and moving violations
  • Driving with a revoked license
  • Non-moving violations
  • License restoration
  • DMV hearings

Landlord – Tenant legal issues can vary from mild to severe legal cases. You may be interested in renting a property and just want a legal counsel to look over the lease agreement prior to signing it. Or maybe you are currently renting a property and need representation to protect your tenant rights. You may own a rental property and need to evict a tenant. Regardless, we can help you settle your landlord-tenant legal issues from housing discrimination to security deposits to tenant rights.

  • Lease agreement review
  • Protection of tenant rights
  • Safety of property
  • Tenant eviction
  • Property repairs
  • Housing discrimination

You know how everyone says, read a contact before you sign it? It’s absolutely true! But if you don’t have the time or knowledge to comprehend the complexities of a legal contract, we can review it for you and brief you on the major points of the contract. We will simplify the legal jargon to explain the terms of a contract to you in the best way possible. You can get the personalized service that we offer at Apple Payne Law, instead of relying on an automated computer program to check a contract for you. We work with our clients until they fully understand the terms they’re agreeing to prior to signing the contract.

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Were you involved in a car accident? Is the insurance company pressuring you to settle for a low dollar amount, or worse yet, just ignoring your calls while the medical bills and rental fees for a replacement car add up? Let us help! We are often able to get our clients a rental car within 48-72 hours of being hired, and then can help resolve claims faster by gathering the documentation we need to help get you a fair settlement. Further, we can help make sure you do indeed get a fair settlement, comparing it to both your situation and what is normal within the insurance and legal industries. We hope you aren’t, but if you are in a car wreck, let us help! We do offer FREE consultations for personal injury cases and we do NOT get paid until YOU get paid!

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In addition to serving as an advocate for clients for years, Mr. Apple has an extensive background in mediation. Mr. Apple is a certified mediator and can serve as a mediator for your case. He primarily accepts mediations in Forsyth and Rockingham counties.

Mr. Apple was certified by the Supreme Court of Georgia as a mediator in general civil matters. He holds current certifications by the N.C. Dispute Resolution Commission to mediate family financial, civil Superior Court, and Clerk of Superior Court matters, and also is approved by the U.S. Middle District Court to mediate civil matters within its jurisdiction.

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