The petitioner is indigent, has mental and physical disabilities, the trustee has been committing frauds and not distributing his money so he can’t pay for an attorney. Can the court appoint an attorney and order the trustee to pay for it or get him an attorney probono? I have been assisting him... Read more »
answered on Feb 10, 2023
You should consult an attorney about appointing a guardian of the person because of his physical and mental disabilities.
She wants custody of the kids who my fiance has primary custody
answered on Jan 30, 2023
Your best course of action is to document, document, document. You might also benefit from having a consultation with a lawyer who is experienced in both DSS investigations and private custody cases.
I don't understand why I would be served this?
answered on Jan 23, 2023
More information is needed to answer your question. What were you served with, an arrest warrant, a subpoena, a civil lawsuit for damages?
answered on Jan 23, 2023
Yes, if you know what you are looking for. When hiring a civil litigation attorney you should ALWAYS ask about their success in the courtroom with jury verdicts. This is not because your case will absolutely go to trial, it may not, but insurance companies know the lawyers that will go the... Read more »
I rented a Uhaul truck from a facility and paid for it in full, and then on my drive home I was followed by police, pulled over, and then had 6 cop cars swarm me and demand i get out at gunpoint. I was detained, placed into handcuffs, read Miranda rights, and then told the truck was stolen. I did... Read more »
answered on Oct 17, 2022
You may have a defamation or false arrest claim. Either UHaul should not have reported that particular truck as stolen, or the police stopped the wrong truck (if there was another truck that was stolen and reported as such). Hard to tell who the actual legal claim is against, but you likely do... Read more »
of my property should not be appointed. What happens if I am not able to do so? The only income I have is income from for an injury annuity settlement from a car accident I was in at 3 years old and the VA pay I receive because I am a 100% total and permanent disabled veteran.
answered on Sep 12, 2022
You need a competent SC attorney to file a Notice of Exempt Property immediately. That Annuity may be partially or totally Exempt. You may lose it.
Water or to let me turn on my car to provide AC for my dog, the policemen would not let me do anything to help my dog despite me pleading with them. My dog died of heat stroke. Can I hold those policemen responsible for Bear's death? I may be reached at:
answered on Jun 7, 2022
I am so sorry that happened to you. As to a case, potentially, yes but generally in South Carolina pets are only reimbursed at “market value” as property. However, you may also have a case against them depending on the nature of your detention. Be advised state agencies are subject to a... Read more »
answered on May 18, 2022
A South Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It isn't fully clear what you mean by lawsuit being stolen, but one possibility that comes to mind is that someone stole your identity and pursued a lawsuit (or a pending lawsuit you had already commenced)... Read more »
How do we go about this legally and without him hurting her? She's scared when she tells him to leave that he's going to get angry and try to hurt her. The last time she called the police on him, he told the police they were married and made it seem like she had mental issues, which she... Read more »
answered on Jan 25, 2021
We are sorry to hear about these problems that your mother is having. No one should ever feel unsafe in their home.
The first thing that you should do is go down to your County Family Court, and speak to the Clerk of Court there. Tell them that you need an emergency... Read more »
A month after moving in my apartment, there was a faulty leak caused by building contractors, causing cracks through my kitchen ceiling, almost caving in on us and resulted in a widespread of mold. This year again over 14,000 count of toxic black mold has returned. I've done everything... Read more »
answered on Nov 22, 2020
A South Carolina attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your heartbreaking and stressful situation. Unfortunately, as you've already learned on your own, mold cases can be difficult to find representation for. Many injury law firms do not... Read more »
answered on Nov 2, 2020
Generally speaking, if both parties signed it and there is other evidence available of when it was signed and returned (emails, metadata, etc.) it is likely valid for 12 months from the date of signing. Alternatively, if there is a date block on the signature line, that date may be used. Lease and... Read more »
she is deliberating hidding them, i am afraid i will never see them again. please help
answered on Oct 11, 2020
How did the woman come to obtain the birds?
Without knowing this, specifically whether you entrusted her with the birds and she refused to return them, whether she broke in to somewhere and took them without your permission or knowledge, etc., it’s impossible to examine whether there is a... Read more »
This loan was taken out in 2008 through BOA and no payment was even made because it was fraudulent. Now in 2020 this collection agency is suing. E despite the SOL being 3 years and from the evidence I have from the CFPB (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) says that the SOL begins upon the first... Read more »
answered on Aug 15, 2020
Don't know about the SOL in South Carolina; but in Florida the SOL for this kind of debt is either 4 or 5 years, depending upon certain circumstances.
Rather than spending time asking lawyers here on Justia you should spend your time gathering all the evidence needed to show (1) the... Read more »
Completed two repairs on clients home. He has never paid for either and now is trying to sue me in civil court??
answered on Mar 8, 2020
More information is needed, such as if the suit is based on valid damages resulting from a breach. One option is to try to arrange a quick consult with a South Carolina attorney who handles contract matters to review the papers. Good luck
Agree months ago, the victims family members wrote The Solicitors Office, The Clerk of Court, and The Department of Probation, Parole, And Pardon Services asking them to please release do to mercy /clemecy. Other members of The community also wrote The Department. No answer or response has been... Read more »
answered on Feb 14, 2020
To be blunt, they do not have to answer the letters or open any investigation into a closed case for the reasons given. A judge and jury heard the case in 1995 and a decision was made. Reducing a sentence on the grounds that the interested parties now want mercy is not going to be possible without... Read more »
My Brother was convicted of murder in 1995. Since then, the victim's family has written the judge and solicitors office to have his sentence reduced or pardoned. Can or do the victim's family have this authority since the solicitor is their attorney? Letter of forgiveness was sent in to... Read more »
answered on Oct 9, 2019
As a former state prosecutor I have never heard of a sentence reduction based on the request of the victim through the court system. Your best bet would be for the victim to contact the department of probation parol and pardons to request a pardon from the governor.
Do I have any options? I lost access to bank account and apartment! This was sudden and unexpected!
answered on Sep 16, 2019
I'm sorry for your loss. A probate attorney would be in the best position to assess the situation. You could contact one of the attorneys on this site, contact an attorney on your own, or repost with the categories Probate/Estate Planning added. Good luck
Purchase was from private individual.
answered on Sep 15, 2019
A South Carolina attorney could advise you in the best manner, but your question remains open for two weeks. But as a general matter in most any jurisdiction, the recourses would be limited. It's a private sale sealed over a handshake, no warranties, and no contract. Don't beat yourself... Read more »
I was in an accident on 8/8/19 but I wasn't injured. The FR 10 shows the other party for being at fault. On the TR 310 form the other party admits to making a right turn on red while I had the left green protected area. On 8/15/19 I write the owner of the vehicle. I explained to the other... Read more »
The judge order the defendant. To move me the defendant never moved me but they issued a rule to vacate but the judge nervous issued a form four but later Dismissed the case with prejudice after he granted negligence in court.
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