• A Greenville, South Carolina Lawyer Watches (And Analyzes) HBO’s “Divorce”

    A Greenville, South Carolina Lawyer Watches (And Analyzes) HBO’s “Divorce”

    In this next series of Blogs, I will be devoting my time to analyzing episodes of HBO’s hottest relatively new show, Divorce, starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Thomas Hayden Church.  The first episode premiered in the Fall of 2016, but the second season just concluded and its message is always timely.  What is real and what is not from a legal and emotional perspective when two parties separate and eventually cu...

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  • Contesting a Last Will and Testament

    Contesting a Last Will and Testament

    Sometimes disputes arise over the provisions of a Will. Resolving these disputes can be very complex. It is very important for a person who believes there is an issue with a Will to retain appropriate legal guidance to ensure that their rights are protected. Reasons for Contesting a Will There are many reasons why a Will could be contested. The most frequent reasons include: incompetence/incapacity undue i...

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  • How the New Tax Law Could Affect Your Rights/Responsibilities on Alimony

    How the New Tax Law Could Affect Your Rights/Responsibilities on Alimony

    One of the most discussed aspects of the new tax law just passed by Congress is how it will affect both parties in regard to a divorce where alimony is an issue.  In that regard, get ready to strap your seat belts; the provisions of the tax law relating to alimony are not always clear. What we do know: First off, the new provisions of the tax law which relate to alimony affect divorces entered into after Dece...

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  • BOOM’ER BUST Business Lunch Workshop

    BOOM’ER BUST Business Lunch Workshop

    • October 15th, 2017
    • News

    Are you beginning to consider how you will pass your business along to your child, partner or a new business owner and experience the joy of business freedom? Do you wish to get the maximum value, pay the minimum amount of taxes, protect your family and business interest, and live the rest of your life on what’s left? If you identify with these feelings you are not alone!  The Upcoming Boom’er Bus...

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  • South Carolina Estate Administration: What Is Exempt Property?

    South Carolina Estate Administration: What Is Exempt Property?

    Exempt property provides a surviving spouse (or if there is no surviving spouse, surviving minor children), a way to protect a certain amount of probate property from estate creditors. Exempt property is defined by S.C. Code Section 62-2-401 as household furniture, automobiles, furnishings, appliances, and personal effects. The amount of exempt property that may be protected under the statute is currently $25,000.00...

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  • Special Needs Trusts For A Disabled Spouse

    Special Needs Trusts For A Disabled Spouse

    If your spouse is disabled and has qualified to receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and/or Medicaid benefits, you will need to carefully consider how to provide your Spouse with an inheritance, or else those benefits be endangered. The resource and income limits required in order to qualify for SSI and Medicaid are very low. A poorly planned inheritance to your Spouse can result in disqualification from these...

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  • The Power of the Personal Guarantee

    The Power of the Personal Guarantee

    Whether you are a commercial Landlord, financing the sale of a business, a commercial Tenant, or financing the purchase of a business or real estate, you have likely heard of a personal guarantee.  The question is how much does it protect you as a creditor and how much liability exposure does it create as a guarantor.  Like most areas of law, the only “guarantee” your attorney should provide is “It depen...

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