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How Divorce Affects Men & Women in Different Ways

While we are all aware divorce can have a negative effect on everyone involved, many studies over the years have concluded that men and women are affected differently. The dissolution of a marriage is ...
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Amputations in Workplace Accidents

According to the Center for Orthotic & Prosthetic Care, "Each year, the majority of new amputations occur due to complications of the vascular system (of or pertaining to the blood vessels), ...
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Child Custody Tips for Fathers

As a father in the middle of divorce, you may be concerned about your standing in your child's life. Child custody is difficult to fight for when you feel like everyone is against you simply ...
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Gray Divorce: Tips for Older Couples

No matter the age of the couple, divorce is never easy. It can be incredibly difficult to start over at a later age in life, however, because you probably didn't expect to have your world change ...
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Tips for Summer Vacation & Child Custody Plans

Child custody can be complicated, but it becomes ever so complex in the event of summer and vacation time. During this time of year, your child is likely off from school and is therefore going to have ...
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How Are Federal Crimes Different?

If you aren't 100% sure of the difference between state and federal crimes, join the club! A lot of people don't know the difference, but we assure you, they are not the same. Essentially, the ...
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Beware of the Medical Authorization Release

When you are injured in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident, you will be dealing with the at-fault party's insurance carrier. As a part of the claims process, the insurance company will send you ...
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Can Unemployment Be Taken for Child Support?

In South Carolina and the rest of the country, parents are obligated to financially support their children, even if they were never married. Usually, child support is ordered in a paternity action, a ...
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Is Your Spouse Hiding Assets? Here Are the Signs

During a divorce, you and your spouse may be very upset about the ending of your marriage. Very few divorces end amicably, which leads to many couples reacting with spite or bitterness. Some people ...
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Common Child Custody Issues Parents Face during Divorce

Child custody is one of the most highly contested issues parents face during divorce, simply because each parent feels he or she knows what's best for the child in question. This highly emotional ...
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Will My Columbia, SC Workers' Comp Claim Be Denied?

Were you recently injured on the job in Columbia, South Carolina? Or, have you been diagnosed with an occupational disease? Either way, you may be wondering, "Will my workers' compensation ...
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Identity Theft Charges in Columbia, SC

According to the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs, "Identity theft is the nation's fastest growing crime." Effective December 31, 2008, South Carolina identity theft victims ...
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How to Choose the Right Criminal Defense Attorney for Your Case

If you've been accused of a criminal offense, no matter how minor or severe it is in nature, you'll want legal help on your side. Who you choose to represent you at this time is critical, as ...
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The Truth Behind Common Divorce Myths

There's a lot of information out there about divorce – how to do it, when to do it, even why you should do it. However, until you've made the decision to go through this process ...
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About Bench Warrants

If you're a fan of crime shows on television, you've probably heard an actor say something to the effect of, "There's a warrant for his arrest." If you suspect that there's a ...
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Can I Get Fired for Filing a Workers' Comp Claim?

Before workers' compensation laws were enacted, it was very difficult for injured workers to receive compensation after a workplace injury. Often, the injured worker would have to file a lawsuit ...
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What is Proper Courtroom Etiquette?

If you are facing criminal charges in South Carolina, or anywhere else in the United States, you will be expected to show up in court. Like most places, when you go to court there is a proper way to ...
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Will I Be Tried if I'm Arrested for a Crime?

After a person is arrested for a crime, there is a very small window of opportunity in which a trial could be avoided. Not every case has to end in a jury trial, but if you have been arrested, then ...
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Filing for Divorce in South Carolina

Each state has enacted its own divorce laws, so the divorce laws vary from state-to-state. If you live in Columbia, South Carolina, or anywhere else in the state and you are considering filing for ...
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How to Prepare Children for Divorce

Divorce is never an easy decision to make, but it can be made even more difficult when children are involved. No parent wants to face the task of telling their innocent children that their parents are ...
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Filing a Sexual Abuse Lawsuit in Columbia, SC

While society may not talk about sexual violence and abuse as much as say, car accidents and other personal injury cases, it doesn't mean it isn't a big problem in the United States. In fact, ...
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Can I File a Workers' Comp Claim if I'm at Fault?

Before workers' compensation laws were created, when a worker was injured on the job, the worker would have to file a lawsuit against their employer, and they'd have to prove that their ...
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State vs. Federal Crimes, How are They Different?

A lot of people are confused about state vs. federal crimes, so we are going to explain the difference between the two. State laws are created by state legislators, whereas federal laws are ...
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What Rights Does an Unwed Father Have?

In today's society, more children are being born out of wedlock. There are reasons for this trend, for instance, it's easier for women to be economically independent than it was 50 years ago, ...
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Social Media & Divorce: Be Careful What You Post!

In many regards, a divorce is a legal battle between you and your spouse, especially if it is a heated, contested divorce. In any "fight," the last thing you want to do is give information ...
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