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A Greenville South Carolina Lawyer Watches (And Analyzes) HBO’s “Divorce”

April 03, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Blogs and Articles,Family Law   |   0 Comment

In this next series of Blogs, I will be devoting my time to analyzing episodes of HBO’s hottest relatively new show, Divorce, starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Thomas Hayden Church.  The first episode premiered in the Fall of 2016, but the second season just concluded and its message is always timely.  What is real and […]

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Contesting a Last Will and Testament

February 19, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Blogs and Articles,Estate Administration and Probate   |   0 Comment

Sometimes disputes arise over the provisions of a Will. Resolving these disputes can be very complex. It is very important for a person who believes there is an issue with a Will to retain appropriate legal guidance to ensure that their rights are protected. Reasons for Contesting a Will There are many reasons why a […]

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How the New Tax Law Could Affect Your Rights/Responsibilities on Alimony

February 02, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Blogs and Articles,Family Law   |   0 Comment

One of the most discussed aspects of the new tax law just passed by Congress is how it will affect both parties in regard to a divorce where alimony is an issue.  In that regard, get ready to strap your seat belts; the provisions of the tax law relating to alimony are not always clear. […]

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BOOM’ER BUST Business Lunch Workshop

Private BOOM’ER BUST Business Lunch Workshop in Greenville SC By Alan Melton on October 15, 2017 WGM DESIGN, INC.      Are you beginning to consider how you will pass your business along to your child, partner or a new business owner and experience the joy of business freedom? Do you wish to get the maximum value, pay […]

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South Carolina Estate Administration: What Is Exempt Property?

March 30, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Blogs and Articles,Estate Administration and Probate   |   0 Comment

Exempt property provides a surviving spouse (or if there is no surviving spouse, surviving minor children), a way to protect a certain amount of probate property from estate creditors. Exempt property is defined by S.C. Code Section 62-2-401 as household furniture, automobiles, furnishings, appliances, and personal effects. The amount of exempt property that may be […]

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Special Needs Trusts For A Disabled Spouse

March 20, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Blogs and Articles,Elder Law   |   0 Comment

If your spouse is disabled and has qualified to receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and/or Medicaid benefits, you will need to carefully consider how to provide your Spouse with an inheritance, or else those benefits be endangered. The resource and income limits required in order to qualify for SSI and Medicaid are very low. A […]

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The Power of the Personal Guarantee

March 14, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Blogs and Articles,Business Law,Corporate Law   |   0 Comment

Whether you are a commercial Landlord, financing the sale of a business, a commercial Tenant, or financing the purchase of a business or real estate, you have likely heard of a personal guarantee.  The question is how much does it protect you as a creditor and how much liability exposure does it create as a […]

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Medicaid Update: Special Needs Trusts

December 16, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Blogs and Articles,Elder Law   |   0 Comment

Medicaid Special Needs Trusts have just received needed legislative attention from the United States Congress and President of the United States. HR 34 was signed into law by President Obama on December 13, 2016. Title 5, Section 5007 of HR 34 is entitled “Fairness In Medicaid Supplemental Needs Trusts” and contains exactly two sentences designed […]

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The ABLE ACT – Achieving a Better Life Experience

October 17, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Blogs and Articles,Elder Law   |   0 Comment

The Stephen Beck, Jr. ABLE Act (Achieving a Better Life Experience) was conceived and championed by Stephen Beck, Jr., a Virginia father of a daughter with Down’s Syndrome, who thought up a new way to allow disabled people to save money without impacting their qualification for Medicaid and SSI benefits. The Act was signed into […]

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“Brangelina” and the Problem with Abuse Allegations in a Divorce

October 04, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Blogs and Articles,Family Law   |   0 Comment

Upon hearing the news of the breakup of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, I was saddened and surprised; however, neither of those emotions were for the reasons one would expect.  Personally, I was a member of “Team Aniston” long before many of millennials were even born.  I have nothing invested in the Brangelina union, and […]

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