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South Carolina Real ID Name Change

South Carolina Real ID Name Changes Beginning May 15 th South Carolina citizens will be eligible to obtain Real ID compliant identification cards or driver’s licenses from the Department of ...
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Foreclosure Defense Services Now Available

If you have recently been served with a foreclosure lawsuit, you have a right to a full and complete legal defense. This is very different than bankruptcy, and putting forth a defense can help ...
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How to respond when your buyer backs out?

Most people don't know, but I was a real estate agent back in the 90's. I was excited whenever I received a signed contract for sale on one of my listings. Real estate sales is 100% commission ...
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How do you appeal a Family Court judge in South Carolina?

A common question we receive from prospective clients is appeal a Family Court order. This is a practice area that we are regularly involved with. This article will describe the process of appealing a ...
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How long will it take me to get divorced in South Carolina?

The fastest that we have ever obtained a divorce on behalf of a client was approximately three hours from the time we were initially contacted. In this instance our client had already been separated ...
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Lexington Uncontested Divorce Initial Consultation

At the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, we assist many people with obtaining uncontested divorces. People pursue this option for a variety of reasons, including: Speed – The entire ...
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How Long Do I Have to File for Workers' Compensation in SC?

If you are currently employed in Lexington, South Carolina, it is important that you understand what rights you are afforded in the event of a workplace injury. Whether you work in the field of ...
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How to communicate with a rude insurance adjuster

Not many things in life are worse than getting hurt or having your car damaged in a wreck. One of the more frustrating things that can happen as a result is dealing with a rude insurance adjuster. ...
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How long does it take to get divorced in South Carolina?

A popular question that comes up in my family law consultations is how long does it take to get divorced ? In an uncontested divorce it frequently takes between 6-8 weeks from the time we are hired ...
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Can a passenger settle a car accident case with a friend?

One common question we receive from those injured in a car accident is what rights does a passenger have to settle if the accident was caused by the driver who happens to be a friend or family member. ...
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South Carolina CDV "No Drop" Policy

In South Carolina there is a general policy prohibiting the police or prosecutor's office from dropping a criminal domestic violence charge. This policy is designed to apply in all CDV cases even ...
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Can a South Carolina employer require a drug test?

In South Carolina there are no restrictions on a private employer's ability to require all employees to submit to testing for marijuana or other drugs. There are limitations on governmental ...
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Introduction to the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act

The South Carolina Freedom of Information Act is an important law that provides for mandatory release of government documents and records. The law was created by an act of the South Carolina ...
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September Newsletter

We are releasing our September, 2011, client newsletter. To download a copy please click here. Topics this month include slip & fall law, pre-trial intervention and entering into discussions with ...
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What is a registered agent?

When you form a corporation or limited liability company in South Carolina you will be required to identify a registered agent with the Secretary of State. The identify of the registered agent, along ...
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How to form a corporation in South Carolina

Corporate registration in South Carolina is managed by the Secretary of State. The process is initiated by the filing of articles of incorporation on behalf of the new corporation. In South Carolina a ...
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Differences between an LLC and a Corporation

Two of the most popular forms of business entities in South Carolina now are the corporation and the Limited Liability Company or LLC. There are some fundamental differences between then: and one of ...
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Lexington County Court Issues $250,000 Punitive Damages Award

The Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, is pleased to announce a recent award of $301,600 comprised of $51,600 in actual damages and $250,000 in punitive damages on behalf of our client. A summary ...
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What are the requirements to become a Magistrate in South Carolina?

Magistrate Court Judges in South Carolina have a range of authority. This includes the ability to sign arrest and search warrants, set bonds in criminal cases (exception being ones that carry life ...
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How to Prepare a South Carolina Will

For South Carolina residents the foundation of any estate plan should be the preparation of a Last Will and Testament. Without a Will your estate will be distributed according to the law of intestacy ...
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Appealing a South Carolina DUI Case

Anyone convicted of DUI in South Carolina has a right to file an appeal. By appealing you may be entitled to either receive a new trial or have a dismissal of your charge. You have a right to appeal ...
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Stark Law and the False Claims Act

An important piece of legislation impacting physician's ability to bill Medicaid or Medicare is the Stark Law - named for Congressman Pete Stark who originally introduced the law. The law may ...
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What is a durable power of attorney?

Previously I reviewed the basics of South Carolina Powers of Attorney. A common question though is what is a durable power of attorney and how does it differ from a standard power of attorney? A power ...
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Power of Attorney Fraud in South Carolina

South Carolina Power of Attorney Fraud When someone who is acting under the authority granted by a power of attorney (called an attorney in fact ) acts for their own personal interests this may be a ...
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What is a South Carolina Power of Attorney?

A South Carolina Power of Attorney is a legal document in which an individual grants certain authorities in another. The authority may be limited in scope, such as related to the sale of a single ...
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