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What to Do When You Get a Speeding Ticket

By: Ashley Elvington                 Picture it – you’re driving along on a beautiful day; windows down, your favorite song blasting through the speaker system of your vehicle…when suddenly, there’s flashing blue lights in your rear view mirror. Uh-oh! Somewhere along the way, you got caught up in the moment and lost track of the [...]

What to look for in a good attorney

David Smith and Gregory Ammons - Smith Ammons Law - Lawyers in Florence, SC
Finding a good attorney may be the most important step you can take toward winning a legal case and it doesn't have to be a difficult task. You will, however, need to do a lot of research regarding what type of attorney you need. Let’s see what we need to consider when finding a good attorney. First, take into consideration the practice area in which [...]

The Benefits of Hiring a Lawyer

The Benefits of Hiring a Lawyer When one faces a dispute against the law, one must call the help of a lawyer. Although there are a number of legal matters in which the help of an attorney is not a necessity, there will always be instances where in the participation of a legal representative would be of great help. These instances include: injuries, [...]

The History of Florence, SC

It is not a city founded by accident but it was not really deliberate either, the history of Florence is a bit intriguing though. It was originally meant as a railway terminal but soon came to lie exactly at the junction of three railway lines; the Northeastern, Wilmington and the Cheraw and Darlington railway system. The name Florence was derived from the [...]

The Importance of Scheduling Appointments With Your Attorney

ALWAYS MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO MEET WITH YOUR ATTORNEY. Every attorney out there has experienced the client that refuses to schedule an appointment but instead shows up at the office demanding to see the attorney.  In fact, this probably happens all of the time.  The client typically does not understand why they are not able to meet with the [...]

Employers, Don’t Violate the Fair Labor Standards Act

A Word of Caution… Employers – Don’t Violate The Fair Labor Standards Act - Not Even By Accident The Fair Labor Standards Act or FLSA affects most employers both public and private.  Two of its most recognized requirements are that non-exempt employers must pay employees the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour worked and time and a half for any [...]

Getting a Divorce based on Adultery in South Carolina

Adultery is defined as illicit intercourse between two persons, at least one of whom is married to someone other than the sexual partner.  Panhorst v. Panhorst, 301 S.C. 100, 103, 390 S.E. 2d 376, 378 (Ct. App. 1990). Explicit extra-marital sexual activity constitutes adultery regardless of whether it is of a homosexual or heterosexual character. R.G.M [...]

Getting a Divorce in South Carolina

Divorce in South Carolina It can be a very emotional and stressful time when a marriage reaches a point in which one party (or both parties) are considering a divorce.  No matter the circumstances, it never seems to be an easy, painless task.  To file for a divorce in South Carolina, there are several steps that need to be taken. In South Carolina, [...]

Is it Marital Property or is it not?

Marital Property – What it is and what it isn’t. Many people when faced with troubling times in their marriages often have to give thought to this topic.  It isn’t enough they must think about how ending their marriage may affect themselves and their families mentally, emotionally and financially, but they must also consider what will happen to [...]
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