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0 Answers | Asked in Construction Law for South Carolina on
Q: I had a subcontractor install a quartz countertop at a clients house - 6 months after the fact is complaining about it

She is claiming she doesnt like where the seam is - now because its dirty from her neglect and conduct - and claims we didnt disclose to her that she needed to clean the seams...it seems very self-explanatory to me...

0 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for South Carolina on
Q: Is an overnight stay in jail required for DUS?

This past Monday I was driving my husband, who had been at the VA and received a narcotic pain medication and could not drive himself, home at 2:30 am. The officer stated I was speeding and that is why he stopped me. I immediately told him I knew my DL was suspended but the only reason I was... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for South Carolina on
Q: What do I do if I have became seriously ill 4 hours before my court and have to go to the hospital and the court house

Isn’t open yet and my attorney office isn’t open yet to notify them? Can I avoid getting a bench warrant if I call them when it opens to notify them in Aiken sc

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law for South Carolina on
Q: My ex isn't paying her car payment on the loan I co-signed for her when we were married. What can I do?

Our divorce settlement agreement states that she is responsible for her car and car payments. She is now refusing to pay the loan. Does the agreement protect me? Can I take her to court since she has violated it? She's going to ruin my credit.

0 Answers | Asked in Probate for South Carolina on
Q: Executor of an estate is taking over four years to distribute art and funds, do the other beneficiaries have any rights?

The art was not even valued until three years after Dad's death because no one even tried to = holdup number 1

One of the other beneficiaries is now refusing to choose their lot of art and lot of coins and it's holding up the process indeterminately again. He's giving no... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Probate for South Carolina on
Q: My father passed away recently and did not have a will. He left a house with a mortgage and a car with a loan.

I have three siblings and we've agreed to sell the house; one sibling wants the car. Do we have to get a formal appraisal on the house before selling it, and can we sell it during probate? Can we transfer the car during probate, or must we wait until the end of probate to sell the house and... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts for South Carolina on
Q: How can I close my Pay Pal account that has been permanently limited?

I only used my account to pay for somethings online, and sent money to friends in other countries a few times. A couple of years ago they placed permanent limits on my account. I was unable to get the limits lifted. They refuse to close it because it has the limits on it. I wish to close it because... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for South Carolina on
Q: How can I close my Pay Pal account that has been permanently limited?

I only used my account to pay for somethings online, and sent money to friends in other countries a few times. A couple of years ago they placed permanent limits on my account. I was unable to get the limits lifted. They refuse to close it because it has the limits on it. I wish to close it because... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Civil Rights, Elder Law and Gov & Administrative Law for South Carolina on
Q: What to do next?

He is on disability, has already paid a lawyer $5,500. It has been a full year of separation and the lawyer still hasn't filed. He has nothing left financially to give. He and his soon to be ex have a residence with $83,000 owed on a second mortgage. What should he do?

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answered on May 24, 2024

If his lawyer has not filed for divorce after a year and he has already paid $5,500, he should first contact the lawyer to request an update and a timeline for filing. Clear communication is essential to understand any delays and to press for immediate action. If the lawyer remains unresponsive or... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for South Carolina on
Q: Is there a way for the defense to file a motion to force the prosecution to go to trial?

It has been 7 months since my arrest. I want to fight the charges. I have a public defender that I can't get in contact with, after many calls and emails each week. How can i get this situation settled as soon as possible?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for South Carolina on
Q: 9mnths n County Jail never given prelim hearing paperwork no indictment witnesses never questioned What do I do

After the Bell hearing I asked several times for paperwork I made two requests the first request they sent me only the public defender paperwork I requested the prelim paperwork again yet again I only got the public defender paperwork five or six days after my bond hearing I requested again the... View More

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answered on May 19, 2024

You need to take immediate action to address the issues with your case. Start by documenting everything that has happened, including all your requests for paperwork and any responses you've received. This will help establish a record of the lack of communication and mishandling of your case.... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for South Carolina on
Q: Can you advise, suggest pro bono attorney and/or parental advocacy for friend whose child inappropriately taken by DSS?

DSS action based on many school days her daughter missed due to serious & repeated illnesses since beginning public school early this year once homeschool program found to be unaccredited. She’s told child’s medical records must be requested by attorney which her court appointed attny... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Probate for South Carolina on
Q: How long does a lawyers office have to pay probate court costs

My uncles estate is in probate. He passed away in May 2023. The probate website shows they requested payment for court costs. When I called the lawyers office the paralegal handling it didn't know they had already posted the inventory form and said it could be several more months. I called the... View More

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