Blog Posts in 2015

Mediation Practice in South Carolina

Mediation is now required in all 46 South Carolina Counties in civil and domestic cases, with limited exceptions. The Finkel Law Firm has been at the forefront of the mediation process from the ...
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Construction Law: Legal Implications of Rebuilding in the Floodplain

Renovations in a Floodplain and Floodway and the Substantial Improvement Rule What is a floodway? The channel of a river or stream and the parts of the floodplain adjoining the channel that is ...
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Construction Law: Finding a Reputable Contractor

Contracting for Flood Damage Repairs With the recent floods having devastated South Carolina, there will be another flood soon coming. That flood is the rush of contractors seeking to cash in on the ...
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Insurance Litigation - Flood Coverage in Columbia, South Carolina

With the unprecedented recent weather events and flooding across the state, many people have lost their homes, businesses, possessions, and inventory. We will soon need to begin the slow and painful ...
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Construction Law - Mechanic's Liens

The kitchen remodel is nearly finished but you thought that the contract called for under cabinet lighting. The addition is almost done, but there are several items still left incomplete and the ...
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Probate Law & Family Law- The Role of the Guardian ad Litem

Guardians ad litem are well known to attorneys and litigants in family court. In a family court proceeding where children are involved, the GAL serves as the “eyes and ears” of the court ...
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Probate Law- Subsequent Administration: Opening a Closed Probate Estate

Have you recently discovered an additional asset of a deceased love one? Sometimes it becomes necessary to reopen a probate estate after closure of the estate and the Personal Representative has been ...
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Occupational Accident Insurance Policies - Breach of Contract and Bad Faith

Has an Insurance Company denied your claim? Many South Carolinians protect themselves and their loved ones by obtaining occupational insurance policies which represent that they will pay for medical ...
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The Automatic Stay in Bankruptcy

What is this automatic stay business? So, you are served with a bankruptcy filing from someone who owes you money. What is this Automatic Stay business? How does someone else’s bankruptcy apply ...
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Same Sex Marriage in South Carolina

Same Sex Marriage Is Legal in South Carolina On July 28, 2014, in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the case of Bostic v. Schaefer was decided, ruling in favor of equal protection under the law for ...
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