Blog Posts in 2014

Family Law, Divorce and Mediation

By Attorney Anthony Charles Increasingly, mediation of divorce and custody disputes is becoming the norm. In South Carolina, there are currently 33 counties that require mediation of Family Court ...
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Criminal Law - Implications of Refusing to Take a Breathalyzer Exam

One of the most frequent questions I'm asked about Driving Under the Influence ("DUI") is, "should I take the breathalyzer?" Generally, whether you should refuse or submit to ...
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The Ethics of Mechanic's Liens Pt. 2 - Got 'Em Over a Barrel

Under South Carolina Law, a court cannot dissolve a mechanic's lien if the contractor makes a prima facie showing for filing the lien or if the amount owed depends upon which of the party's ...
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The Ethics of Mechanic's Liens Part 1- Do You Mean I Don't Get Any Profit?

Title 29 Chapter 5 of the South Carolina Code sets forth the basis by which a contractor, subcontractor, material supplier or other persons improving real estate may file a lien on property for which ...
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Child Custody and Child Support- Modification

Determining whether a parent is entitled to modify an existing child support order depends on your unique circumstances. The Family Courts of the State of South Carolina must consider the "best ...
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Wrongful Denial of Auto Insurance Claims - Excluded Drivers

In South Carolina, contracts for automobile insurance are strictly governed by the laws of this state, and any provision of an automobile insurance policy that conflicts with the laws of this state is ...
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Family Law, Divorce and Domestic Issues- The UCCJEA

When parents live in different states determining the proper state to decide child custody disputes can be complex. We live in a mobile society. People move around, often between states. People move ...
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Personal Injury and Malpractice

Finkel Law Firm LLC obtains 2 of the top 25 Verdicts and Settlements in 2013 from South Carolina. On February 3, 2014 the South Carolina Lawyers Weekly publication released the top 25 verdicts and ...
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