Can I Prepare My Own Will & Figure Out a Plan All by Myself?

Can you prepare your own will and try to figure out a plan for your estate all by yourself? The answer is, technically, yes, you can. But should you? Let’s take a look. Saving Money Many people assume writing their own will can save them money on lawyer fees. Something that needs consideration, however, is…

3 Roadblocks to a Successful Name Change

Name changes aren’t as simple as filling out a form. They require knowledge of the laws and an understanding of the process. Let’s take a look at three of the common roadblocks to successful name changes in South Carolina. 1: Changing Your Child’s Name Changing your child’s name requires that a lawsuit be filed in…

4 Ways to Avoid Legal Trouble When Filing Your Taxes

No one likes paying taxes, but it’s part of being a good citizen. And they’re required by law. One of the primary goals when paying the IRS is to stay out of legal trouble when filing. Here are four ways to do just that. #1: File Your Taxes on Time Many individuals and businesses need…

3 Foolproof Ways for Winning Child Custody

Divorce is an incredibly challenging and emotional process, and it can get overwhelming when combined with the stress of child custody. The impact of divorce on the children is the priority of the parents and the courts. Before you panic, you should know that there are some foolproof ways for winning child custody. Here are…

3 Tips to Keep Your Estate Out of SC Probate Court

Avoiding probate court is the goal of many estate planning attorneys. Why? Because probate court not only takes time and resources, but it takes money out of the estate left to a decedent’s heirs. While many estates end up in probate, there are ways to avoid it. Take a look at three tips to help…

2 Things You Should Know When It Comes to Alimony

Alimony, or spousal support, is paid by one party to another after a divorce. It’s determined by the courts who will decide who gets it, how much, and for how long. What else should you know about it? Take a look at two things everyone going through a divorce should know when it comes to…

4 Circumstances You May Need a Business Law Attorney

If you own a business and you don’t have a business law attorney in your corner, you might end up regretting it. Just because you haven’t been in the position to need one yet, doesn’t mean you won’t. Take a look at four circumstances you may find yourself where you need an attorney specializing in…

2 Things to Know About Adult and Minor Name Changes in South Carolina

There are many reasons a person might choose to change their name. It could be for religious, political, family, or personal reasons. If you’re considering changing your first or last name, you must do it legally to prevent issues going forward. Here are two things to know about both adult and minor name changes in…

4 Important Tips to Keep in Mind When Planning Your Estate

Estate planning is an important way to protect your assets and your loved ones after your passing. It takes great knowledge to create the documents that include the right language and cover all the bases to ensure documentation of your wishes. As you dig into planning your estate, keep these four tips in mind. Tip…

3 Advantages of Estate Planning

During your life, you have the privilege of planning for the future of your loved ones with estate planning. While it’s not something anyone likes thinking about, making sure your estate is fully accounted for before your death is vital to the ones you leave behind. Here are three advantages of estate planning that could…



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