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Factors Considered for Alimony Payments

on Friday, 03 October 2014. Posted in Attorney Articles

Unlike child support in South Carolina, there is not a specific mathematical equation to determine alimony. The courts consider a number of factors to establish whether alimony should be awarded in a particular case, what type of alimony should be awarded

Dwelling Defects Act - Helpful to Both Contractors & Homeowners

on Friday, 03 October 2014. Posted in Attorney Articles

It has been ten years since the "South Carolina Notice and Opportunity to Cure Construction Dwelling Defects Act" was passed by the General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Sanford.

Mortgage Modifications & Foreclosure Defense

on Friday, 03 October 2014. Posted in Video Blogs, Attorney Articles

Attorney Gary Finklea provides details on a current foreclosure defense case wherein the lender did not adequately process our client's modification application, leading to a civil suit!

What To Do When Your Child Is Entitled To A Settlement

on Friday, 03 October 2014. Posted in Video Blogs, Attorney Articles

Attorney Gary Finklea provides information on what steps to take when your child has been injured and is entitled to an insurance settlement...

Magistrate's Court - Do They Have Jurisdiction?

on Friday, 03 October 2014. Posted in Video Blogs, Attorney Articles

Attorney Gary Finklea explains certain commonly-misunderstood situations wherein the Magistrate's Court would not have jurisdiction in legal cases.

The Pros and Cons of the Power of Attorney

on Friday, 03 October 2014. Posted in Attorney Articles

A power of attorney can be an effective and inexpensive tool for handling general transactions and business affairs, but it does not come without pitfalls and risks.

What is an Allonge?

on Friday, 03 October 2014. Posted in Video Blogs, Attorney Articles

Attorney Gary Finklea finds case law concerning foreclosures and a rarely-known defense regarding assignments, also known as an 'allonge' in the legal community. This finding may help you save your home from being foreclosed upon!

Falling Trees Make More Than Just a Mess; Who is Responsible?

on Friday, 03 October 2014. Posted in Attorney Articles

I am often asked, "Who is responsible when a tree falls from a neighbor's property to an adjoining lot?" As with so many legal questions, the answer is not so simple.

Can I Work After Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits?

on Friday, 03 October 2014. Posted in Attorney Articles

A common, and very difficult, question from individuals seeking Social Security Disability benefits is whether they can work while their claim is pending...

Importance of Proving Mental Capacity for Executing a Will

on Thursday, 02 October 2014. Posted in Attorney Articles

Often, as lawyers, we are requested to prepare wills for individuals when they have been diagnosed with a severe illness or are advanced in age...

You May Not Be Insured While Driving Someone Else's Car!

on Friday, 03 October 2014. Posted in Attorney Articles

In an effort to cut costs and maximize profits, many insurance companies look for ways to exclude coverage and not pay a claim. One recent trend that I have detected is insurance companies denying coverage for "hidden drivers"...

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Process

on Friday, 03 October 2014. Posted in Attorney Articles

Now that the Presidential election is behind us, many questions and concerns relating to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ("DACA") can be laid to rest...

You Say 'Family Land', I Say 'Heirs Property'

on Friday, 03 October 2014. Posted in Attorney Articles

Heirs property issues serve as a daunting challenge to not only family harmony but important property rights as well. Generally, heirs property is a term used to describe land that is jointly owned by descendants of a deceased person...

Surface Water Runoff - Our Common Enemy?

on Friday, 03 October 2014. Posted in Attorney Articles

Working with many of the real estate issues that are presented in our practice I often see landowners struggling with surface water issues.

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