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  • How do you Register and Modify an Out of State Child Support Order

    || 28-Oct-2014

    How do you Register and Modify an Out of State Child Support Order? A party can enforce a support order or an income withholding order in a state other than the state that issued the order. Once registered, an out-of-state order has the same effect as an order of the non-supporting parent's home state, and it can be enforced in the same manner. A petition for modification may be filed at the ...
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  • What must a South Carolina Family Court consider when modifying child custody?

    || 15-May-2014

    What must a South Carolina Family Court consider when modifying a child custody order? The Family Court in the State of South Carolina retains jurisdiction to transfer the custody of children "in the event of changed conditions, or for other valid reasons. Wolfe v. Wolfe, 220 S.C. 437, 441 68 S.E.2d 348, 350 (1951). A person asking the Family Court to transfer custody must establish that: (1) ...
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  • Driving under the Influence (DUI) and its affect on Insurance

    || 12-Feb-2014

    In South Carolina, A Driving Under the Influence (DUI) forfeiture, guilty plea or conviction will follow a Defendant for ten (10) years, and the licensee must carry SR-22 Insurance for three (3) years. An attorney representing a defendant in a DUI Case should check with the client's insurance company to see what their policy is regarding administrative revocations of a license. Some insurance ...
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  • Considerations in Making an Award of Alimony in South Carolina Family Courts

    || 29-Jan-2014

    South Carolina Family Court Considerations in Making an Award of Alimony or Separate Maintenance and Support. In making an award of alimony or separate maintenance and support, the Family Court must consider and give weight, in such proportion as it finds appropriate, to all of the following factors: (1) the duration of the marriage together with the ages of the parties at the time of the marriage ...
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  • Alimony and Support Awarded in Divorce Actions in South Carolina

    || 14-Jan-2014

    What are the types of Alimony and Support that can be Awarded in Actions for Divorce and Separate Maintenance and Support, in South Carolina? In proceedings for divorce, and in actions for separate maintenance and support, filed in Family Courts within the State of South Carolina, the court may grant alimony or separate maintenance and support. The Family Court can grant alimony and separate ...
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  • Family Court issues in Bankruptcy Court: Domestic Support Obligations

    || 24-Jun-2013

    Parties involved in litigation in the Family Court may also find themselves in need of filing for relief in the United States Bankruptcy Court. Additionally, a person may be paying child support and/or alimony and need to file for bankruptcy relief. The issues such people may encounter include, but are not limited to, what is Domestic Support Obligation as defined by the United States Bankruptcy ...
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  • Who is eligible for a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Discharge?

    || 21-May-2013

    Who is eligible for a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Discharge? If you are considering filing for protection under Chapter 7 of the United States Bankruptcy Code, one of many determinations that must be made prior to filing your case is whether you are eligible for a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy discharge. Any person who is qualified to file and maintain a case under Chapter 7 of the United States Bankruptcy Code ...
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  • Prior DUI from another State and enchancement.

    || 17-May-2013

    If you are arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in the State of South Carolina, you may have the question, what happens to a South Carolina driver who has a prior DUI from another state? South Carolina's new DUI law, more specifically South Carolina Code § 56-5-2930(D), provides the following: For the purposes of this section, a conviction, entry of a plea of guilty ...
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  • South Carolina Child Support Guidelines and Income

    || 7-May-2013

    If you are involved in the litigation of a case in a Family Court in the State of South Carolina, and child custody, visitation and child support are issue, an amount of child support may be calculated pursuant to the South Carolina Child Support Guidelines. The court must determine the gross income of each parent, to calculate child support, pursuant to the Guidelines. Income includes the actual ...
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  • DUI and Mandatory Videotaping of the Incident Site

    || 30-Apr-2013

    Being arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) can be a traumatic experience that can have profound effects on a person's life. If a law enforcement officer conducts a traffic stop of a driver in the state of South Carolina, and investigates the driver for possibly Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving with an Unlawful Alcohol Concentration (DUAC), that officer must ...
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  • Claiming Exemptions in Bankruptcy Case

    || 29-Apr-2013

    A debtor under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 of the United States Bankruptcy Code, must elect the exemptions to which they are entitled. Each item of property the debtor claims as exempt in Schedule C, should be described sufficiently to insure the applicability of the exemption to the claimed property. A debtor may claim exemptions from either: (1) property specified in 11 U.S.C. 522(d) (the federal ...
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  • Welcome

    || 6-Jan-2013

    Welcome to the official Blog of Hall & Hall Attorneys at Law. We look forward to providing our quest with informative posts in the future. Thank you for your visit.
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  • Welcome to our West Columbia Attorney Blog

    || 12-Nov-2012

    Our lawyers are pleased to announce the launch of our West Columbia Blog!
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