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September 2018 Archives

Resolving child custody issues through mediation

Unless you have a compelling reason to use the courts in order to resolve your custody issues, you more than likely want to stay out of a South Carolina courtroom. You probably did some research regarding how a contentious divorce or child custody battle can do more harm to your children than good.

Families who lose loved ones may have right to wrongful death

The late summer and early fall are often attractive seasons for those who enjoy going for strolls in the evening. Unfortunately, no matter one's age or experience, the decision to walk along the roadways can prove to be a choice with deadly consequences. Those families who lose loved ones in fatal accidents in South Carolina may have a valid reason in certain situations to file a wrongful death civil suit.

Do child custody orders represent the best interest of the child?

During the break-up of the marital home, there are many factors that need to be taken into consideration. When it comes to child custody, one of the most widely used terms is what plan is in the "best interest of the child/children"? While South Carolina has laws that permit joint custody, it is unclear how many children are given this option.

Can common mistakes derail your estate plan?

South Carolina residents understand the importance of estate planning, but there are certain common mistakes that can cause serious issues in the future. When there are mistakes with an estate plan, it can make it difficult for loved ones and beneficiaries in the future. You may find it beneficial to evaluate your plan and ensure common mistakes will not derail your efforts.

Family wins medical malpractice suit over woman's disability

When one comes down with a serious illness, medical providers are trusted to find a remedy that brings relief and healing. Unfortunately, that trust can be misplaced when a doctor fails to properly diagnosis or treat a patient, which can result in serious and permanent complications. South Carolina residents who have been victims of negligent care may have a basis for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit.

What factors should you consider when drafting a parenting plan?

Child custody is often one of the most complex and difficult subjects to agree upon during divorce. South Carolina parents are understandably concerned with the well-being and best interests of their children, and one way to specifically address these issues is to design a thoughtful and practical parenting plan. This can allow you more control over your post-divorce future.

Drunk driving in South Carolina can lead to serious consequences

Young people are taught from an early age that drinking and driving is a recipe for disaster. In South Carolina, drunk driving can result in either a serious crash or other severe consequences for the driver or for innocent victims. There are a range of penalties for drivers who violate these laws based on the number of charges or level of intoxication.

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