24 10, 2019

Social Security Disability & The Sequential Process

By |2020-02-07T15:15:17-05:00October 24th, 2019|Categories: Social Security Disability|Tags: , , |

There are two forms of disability payments through Social Security.  One is Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Title 2, which is disability insurance.  In order to qualify for this, you have to be disabled and have earned enough work credits.  In other words, you have paid into the system.  The second is Supplemental Security [...]

25 07, 2019

Common Law Marriage- a Thing of the Past!?

By |2020-02-07T13:14:58-05:00July 25th, 2019|Categories: Family Law|Tags: |

On July 24, 2019, the South Carolina Supreme Court stated common law marriage is no longer viable from this date forward.  In the landmark decision, Stone v. Thompson, heard June 13, 2019, the Justices ended the practice of common law marriage. First, common law marriage is where two people are deemed married after having displayed [...]

3 07, 2019

Damages? What does that mean?

By |2020-02-07T13:14:35-05:00July 3rd, 2019|Categories: Auto Accidents|

Justice is something that one always alludes to when filing suit or visiting an attorney’s office. Yet in the realm of civil court, the question is not only of liability or fault, but this must be paired with damages. Damages generally may be compensatory and/or punitive damages. Compensatory damages are meant to compensate an individual [...]

31 05, 2019

Workers’ Comp v. Personal Injury

By |2020-02-07T13:12:49-05:00May 31st, 2019|Categories: Workers' Compensation|Tags: |

Often people will walk into my office with an injury received at work demanding not only their medical care, but also pain and suffering. Here in lies the problem, because in Workers’ Compensation there is no recovery for pain and suffering. This is in stark contrast to a personal injury case such as a slip [...]

28 05, 2019

Auto Accident: First Steps

By |2020-02-07T13:12:22-05:00May 28th, 2019|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |

After an auto accident, shock usually sets in where one’s adrenaline rushes, and the aches and pains from the accident may not show up until the shock of it all passes you by. Despite this, there are a few things to keep in mind when in a car accident. Call 911 – the police need [...]