Category Archives: Family Law

How does a Personal Property Memorandum work?

A Personal Property Memorandum is a separate writing in either your own hand or one typed and signed by the testator and two disinterested witnesses that addresses distribution of various items of tangible personal property and names the recipient of the gift upon the testator’s death. The document must exist at the time of the...
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What is Bigamy?

Bigamy is when a person who was previously married and never obtained a divorce marries another person. Bigamy is a felony in the state of South Carolina. If a person is found guilty of bigamy they can be sentenced anywhere from six months to five years in prison or serve six months in prison and...
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Are step-parent and grandparent adoptions easy?

Relatively so, if parental consents have been executed, because the law waives multi-home investigations and notice requirements are lessened. Usually only one brief hearing is required. Attorney fees and costs for adoptions are deductible on your income taxes.   Disclaimer:  Information contained in this column is meant to be of general information on frequently asked questions concerning...
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