Do I Need a Probate Attorney in SC? 

Do I Need a Probate Attorney in SC? 

Do you need a probate attorney?  When your parent, spouse, or other loved one has passed away, and you find yourself in charge of handling their estate as executor or personal representative, it is overwhelming. I’ve been there, and I know.  Your probate lawyer at...
What is a Healthcare Power of Attorney in SC?

What is a Healthcare Power of Attorney in SC?

What is a healthcare power of attorney and why do you need one?  A power of attorney is a legal document that allows another person to make important decisions on your behalf.  There are different types of powers of attorney used for different purposes depending on...
What is a Durable Power of Attorney in SC? 

What is a Durable Power of Attorney in SC? 

A durable power of attorney, sometimes referred to as a “financial power of attorney,” is when a principal gives authority to an agent to handle their affairs including their financial affairs.  Powers of attorney are not just for the elderly, although they can be...
Should I Settle My Car Accident Claim or Go to Trial? 

Should I Settle My Car Accident Claim or Go to Trial? 

How do you know when to settle your car accident claim? And when should you take your case to trial?  There is no simple answer because it depends on the circumstances and facts of your case. Your car accident lawyer at Coastal Law will investigate your car accident,...
DUI-Related Offenses in SC

DUI-Related Offenses in SC

Most people probably think of DUI as one offense that applies when someone is drinking and driving – if the police think someone was driving a car while they were intoxicated, they will charge the person with driving under the influence (DUI).  Did you know that there...
What is a Stand Your Ground Hearing in SC?

What is a Stand Your Ground Hearing in SC?

What is a stand your ground hearing in SC?  In State v. McCarty, decided September 21, 2022, the SC Supreme Court reversed a trial court’s denial of immunity under the SC Protection of Persons and Property Act because the trial court, after hearing the evidence in a...
Is Lane Splitting Legal in South Carolina?

Is Lane Splitting Legal in South Carolina?

Lane splitting is not legal in South Carolina.  Although it is legal in some states, and many motorcyclists believe it should be legal in all states, in SC it could 1) shut down your possibility of recovering damages after a motorcycle crash and 2) make you liable for...
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