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  • 22-Dec-2015

    I've Been in a Car Accident! What Should I Do?

    A car accident can be an incredibly jarring and frightening experience. After a collision, it can be extremely easy to fall into a state of panic and lose control of the situation. It is extremely important that you remain calm and focused in order ...
  • 15-Dec-2015

    How Long Do I Have to File a Workers' Comp Claim in South Carolina?

    While a majority of people have heard of the concept of workers’ compensation, many are unaware that injured workers are only permitted to file a claim within a certain amount of time. This concept is known as a statute of limitations, or a set ...
  • 19-Feb-2015

    Divorce - Dividing Property (Assets)

    How do you divide property in a divorce or separate support and maintenance action? Every client wants to know how the court is going to divide their assets. Over the course of a marriage, whether it is short or long, couples accumulate assets and ...
  • 25-Nov-2014

    Beat the Field Sobriety Tests

    I have been receiving emails and calls about how to beat the Field Sobriety Tests. As promised, here goes. . . First, let me say that the only way to assure yourself that you do not get arrested for driving under the influence is to avoid drinking ...
  • 22-Nov-2014

    Financial Declarations in Family Court

    The Family Court Rules require you to submit a financial declaration in every case involving economic issues. This includes almost every family court case. Divorce, child custody and child support cases all require every party to the action to file a ...
  • 17-Nov-2014

    Warning!!! Think and Rethink before Sending!!!

    My law partner proofread my submission on the Ostrich and discovered a few grammatical errors and typos. It reminded me of the necessity of proofreading before posting, or in the case of my clients, proofreading before sending emails and texts. ...
  • 13-Nov-2014

    Do Not Be An Ostrich!!!

    Representing divorce clients for almost a decade has taught me that people respond to stress and difficult times in very different ways. Previously, I have warned against spending more money than is economically practical litigating over material ...
  • 12-Nov-2014

    One Leg Stand

    The last “test” for us to review in our series on the standardized field tests is the One Leg Stand. The name is pretty descriptive as to the task the officer will request you to perform. Again, the devil is in the details when attempting ...
  • 8-Nov-2014

    Field Sobriety Test - 9 Step Walk and Turn

    So far we have reviewed the field sobriety tests in general, the alphabet test and the HGN. Now we are going to examine the 9 step walk and turn. The standardized field sobriety tests. . . HGN, 9 Step Walk and Turn and the One Leg Stand can be ...
  • 29-Oct-2014

    Field Sobriety Test - Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus

    The HGN – Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus – Test is one of the three standardized field sobriety tests. The police officer will ask you to follow a pen, or other stimulus, with their eyes, and their eyes only, without moving their head. The ...
  • 4-Oct-2014

    Standardized Field Sobriety Tests

    I often hear horror stories from clients about being pulled over by a law enforcement officer. . . “Have you been drinking tonight?” “No. Well I had one earlier but it’s been awhile” “I need you to get out the car ...
  • 23-May-2013

    Use Your Sense, Not Your Cents in Your Divorce

    All too often clients let emotions get in the way of their separate support and maintenance or divorce proceeding. Emotions, like principles, as they say, can be expensive. Make a List That Prioritizes What is Important I always asks clients to sit ...
  • 16-May-2013

    If You Are Arrested for DUI in South Carolina...

    There is no “one size fits all” answer to the question, “What should I do if I am arrested for Driving Under the Influence ?” South Carolina law prohibits people from driving a motor vehicle when their faculties are materially ...


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