Can an ex-spouse inherit an estate?

What happens when you are separated but you have not gotten divorced and your spouse dies?

Despite some people’s beliefs, simply living separate and apart from your spouse for some extended period does not divorce you from your spouse. You must have a final divorce decree (or annulment) that has been signed by the Judge and filed in the Clerk of Court’s Office to terminate your marital status for purposes of determining marital rights. Continue reading

Be Thankful and Be Prepared

As we approach Thanksgiving, we should all take some time to be thankful for the many blessings of life. For me, this is a time of reflection and gratitude but it can also be a reminder to be prepared for potential unexpected events in life. Continue reading

What’s in a name? And what if you want to change it?

There are many reasons people want to change their names or the names of their children in South Carolina. Some may want to change their names after a divorce, while others may want to do so for religious reasons or simply because they dislike their current name. Continue reading

What happens if you don’t have a will in South Carolina?

The laws contained in Title 62, the Probate Code, of the South Carolina Code of Laws will determine how your estate will be divided.  In simplified form, the division of your estate will occur as follows if you do not… Read Full Article »

What is the attorney-client privilege?

The attorney-client privilege protects against the disclosure of confidential communications by a client to his or her attorney and it may apply to communications from a lawyer to his or her client. This means that, if the attorney-client privilege applies, neither you nor your lawyer can be compelled to divulge your written or oral communications. Continue reading

Are you a North Carolina resident paying too much for your car title loan?

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Injured at work

Concerns Regarding Future Medical Needs from a Work Injury

Most of the time, when someone suffers an injury, they get medical treatment and recover without any further need for doctor’s visits, therapy or medication. Unfortunately, this is not always true, as there are many injuries that require ongoing medical… Read Full Article »

Remaining mindful of others

Members of the Harrison White, P.C. team help build a local Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg home. Continue reading

It’s almost hunting season! Understand the changes in the use of deer lures.

There’s a bite in the air, a peaceful solitude that’s hard to describe. It’s early in the morning, you’re outside, in the tree-stand, waiting and watching. For many of us it’s our favorite time of year—deer season in South Carolina,… Read Full Article »

TEN TIPS WHEN PREPARING FOR DIVORCE

It is difficult to face the fact that a marriage is coming to an end. If you have come to terms with the fact that the marriage cannot be reconciled, there are some basic ground rules for preparing for a divorce. Continue reading