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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

How do you know when it is time to get an attorney?

Everybody will probably need the help of an attorney at some point in his or her life.  There are many different types of attorneys, and they all exist to help their clients in times of need.  We have six main… Read Full Article »

What you need to know about a trucking case

There are two types of motor carriers in the United States: interstate and intrastate. Interstate carriers provide transportation services across state borders and they are required to register with the Secretary of Transportation. An intrastate carrier, however, has its operations… Read Full Article »

Traffic tickets: the good, the bad, and the ugly

So you get pulled over by law enforcement—the highway patrol, a municipality officer, or even a sheriff’s deputy—and the nice officer issues a traffic citation and summons for a traffic violation. Traffic violations include ones issued for speeding, following too… Read Full Article »

Discovery in civil cases: what you need to know

Whenever you are a party to a civil case in state or federal court, certain rules apply to the conduct of the litigation. In state court, the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure govern, and in Federal Court, it’s the… Read Full Article »

In our client’s own words: I wouldn’t go to any other attorney in the Upstate.

“Allison Dunham has served as my attorney since 2012, and I wouldn’t go to any other attorney in the Upstate. Allison is exceptionally responsive, and I appreciate that she always answers questions personally, thoroughly and gives her clients the pros… Read Full Article »