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Understanding Assault and Battery Charges in South Carolina

Any dispute or altercation that involves physical touching or an attempt to touch someone can lead to assault charges. South Carolina has different levels of assault charges that depend on a few factors. These factors include the severity of the injury the victim suffers, where and how the victim was touched, and whether the assault…

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Family Business Owners Need Experienced Divorce Attorneys

Family businesses such as restaurants, technology services, professional services, and daycares are the lifeblood of the economy. Many of these businesses are operated by both spouses. Even when one spouse operates the business, the other spouse often helps the spouse in a myriad of ways such as caring for the children or providing her/his own…

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How Are Values Assessed on Property When You Are Divorcing?

One of the most common questions divorcing couples ask surrounds the division of property. Every state is different when it comes to dividing property, but the process to assess value to the property is practically the same no matter where you live. South Carolina is an equitable division state when it comes to dividing marital…

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You May Be Surprised What Is Considered a Crime in South Carolina

Everyone makes mistakes. However, some of those mistakes can lead to arrest and criminal charges no matter how innocent you thought they were. South Carolina has some interesting laws on the books. Want to play a pinball machine at an arcade or pizza parlor? You better be 18. Own horses? If they are scared by…

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Why Does It Cost So Much to Get Divorced?

Despite how common it is to get divorced, many people still shudder at the thought of it. Even if you agree on all the important parts of a divorce (child custody, alimony, and property division), it can still cost a pretty penny. Filing for divorce in South Carolina costs $150. The couple will need to…

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The Empty Nest Syndrome and Divorce

Many people marry because they want to have children. Many spouses stay together, even when they know the marriage is over, for the sake of their children. They think that staying engaged in their children’s lives is more important than the difficulties of being in a loveless marriage. The “empty nest syndrome” refers to the…

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Driving Under the Influence of Drugs in South Carolina

Driving under the influence of drugs is a crime in South Carolina, and you can face criminal charges if you are caught doing so. The drugs can be those which are prohibited under the Controlled Substances Act, such as marijuana or illegal opioids. Driving under prescription drugs may also be a criminal offense even though…

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How Life Insurance Can Help Protect You & Your Child in a Divorce

When spouses divorce, most of the family issues are resolved either at the time of the divorce or shortly thereafter. The judge issues a divorce decree, which grants the spouses the right to start new relationships and to remarry if they choose. The marital property is divided in accordance with the equitable distribution agreement and…

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Why Do Prosecutors and Defense Lawyers Negotiate Plea Bargains?

The different participants in the criminal justice system have different interests. The job of a criminal defense lawyer is to assert every argument and every strategy possible to achieve the best possible outcome for his client. The prosecutor is there to represent the needs of the public when a person has committed a crime. Sometimes,…

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