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Alcohol-Related Offenses - Click here to view all posts
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Alimony - Click here to view all posts
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  • Do I Have to Pay Alimony if My Spouse Works?
    In the face of divorce, most people begin to worry about finances, and reasonably so. If your marriage has broken down, you may be worried about alimony, child support, and let us not forget – ...
  • How Remarriage Impacts Alimony in South Carolina
    If you're seeking a divorce in South Carolina, and there is a possibility that your case may involve spousal support or alimony, you may be curious to know if alimony ends when the receiving ...
  • Does Adultery Affect Alimony in a South Carolina Divorce?
    If your marriage has been affected by cheating, you may be wondering if adultery can affect alimony in a South Carolina divorce, and reasonably so. Each state handles divorce issues differently. In ...
Child Custody - Click here to view all posts
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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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
Columbia Attorney - Click here to view all posts
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  • FAQs About Criminal Cases in South Carolina
    Are you facing criminal charges for the first time in Columbia or anywhere else in South Carolina? If "yes," you probably have a lot of questions about how the state handles criminal cases ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
Community - Click here to view all posts
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Criminal Defense - Click here to view all posts
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  • False Accusation of Sexual Assault: What Do I Do?
    If you or a loved one has been charged with a sexual assault crime in South Carolina that you did not commit, it can be a frightening and stressful experience. While we assume the legal system ...
  • 3 Things You Didn't Know About White Collar Crimes
    Whether they appear in movies, television shows, and popular culture, white-collar crime has been glamorized in a variety of mediums. However, these offenses are punished harshly both at the state and ...
  • FAQs About Criminal Cases in South Carolina
    Are you facing criminal charges for the first time in Columbia or anywhere else in South Carolina? If "yes," you probably have a lot of questions about how the state handles criminal cases ...
Divorce - Click here to view all posts
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  • Questions to Ask Yourself Before Deciding on Divorce
    More than half of all marriages in the country end in divorce, which is a discouragingly high rate. Before you decide to become part of this statistic, you might want to take some time to ask yourself ...
  • Are Inheritances Divided in Divorce?
    Under South Carolina law, if you're married, both you and your spouse jointly own everything that either of you acquires or earns during the course of your marriage. However, some assets obtained ...
  • Online Dating Profiles Can Be Used as Evidence in Divorce
    Whether you are married, separated, or going through a divorce, it is wise to fill out your online dating profiles as accurately as possible. When it comes to divorce proceedings, online dating ...
Drug Crimes - Click here to view all posts
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  • Marijuana Possession Penalties in South Carolina
    Currently, 55 percent of Americans live in states that have already reformed their marijuana laws by legalizing medical marijuana, and imposing a fine as opposed to jail time for marijuana possession, ...
DUI - Click here to view all posts
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  • DUI & DMV Administrative Hearings
    After you are arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence ( DUI ), you will probably be thinking about how you need a DUI attorney to protect you in court from a criminal conviction. While ...
  • Hidden Consequences of a South Carolina DUI
    Were you recently arrested for DUI in South Carolina? If so, you probably know that a conviction could mean fines, a suspended driver's license, and imprisonment, but what about the hidden ...
  • Can an Alcohol-Related Offense Affect College & Employment Opportunities?
    For young people, alcohol is often the theme of parties and get-togethers. When wise decisions are made, there isn't much of a problem. Unfortunately, drinking significantly impairs your ability ...
Family Law - Click here to view all posts
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  • Should I Sign a Prenuptial Agreement?
    Prenuptial agreements are a touchy subject amongst couples who are preparing to tie the knot. Many often assume that prenuptial agreements mean you expect a marriage to fail, but this is far from the ...
  • Child-Related Accidents Increase in the Summer
    If you're a parent, summer probably has a slightly different meaning to you. Depending on the age of your children, it can mean trips to the park, lazy days by the pool, popsicles, sunblock, and ...
  • Do I Have to Pay Alimony if My Spouse Works?
    In the face of divorce, most people begin to worry about finances, and reasonably so. If your marriage has broken down, you may be worried about alimony, child support, and let us not forget – ...
Firm News - Click here to view all posts
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Legal Separation - Click here to view all posts
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Personal Injury - Click here to view all posts
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  • How to Overcome Bias in Your Motorcycle Accident Case
    At Masella Law Firm, P.A. , our Columbia personal injury attorney understands that motorcyclists are not bad, reckless people. In our firm's experience, the majority of motorcyclists are more ...
  • How Truck Driver Fatigue is Contributing to More Accidents
    When it comes to truck accidents in the United States, the most common cause of these crashes is driver error. Furthermore, one of the leading factors associated with accidents involving driver error ...
  • 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), ...
Pretrial Intervention - Click here to view all posts
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  • Pretrial Intervention: Can I Avoid Charges?
    Everyone is capable of making mistakes both big and small, and the South Carolina criminal justice system, thankfully, has come to realize this truth. The pretrial intervention program – often ...
Same-Sex Marriage - Click here to view all posts
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Theft Crimes - Click here to view all posts
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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 ...
  • Burglary is More Than Just a Theft Crime
    Burglary is probably one of the most misunderstood legal statutes on the books. Most people assume it is only a theft crime – and, indeed, many government criminal records file it as such ...
Underage DUI - Click here to view all posts
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Workers’ Compensation - Click here to view all posts
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  • How Workers' Comp Affects Disability Benefits
    Were you recently injured in a workplace accident in Columbia, South Carolina or are you suffering from an occupational disease? If so, you may be wondering, "Can I apply for both workers' ...
  • 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), ...
  • 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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