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Threats are Threats, even over the phone; Unlawful Communication in South Carolina

You know you can get into trouble for what you do, but did you also know you can get into trouble for what you say? This might seem like a no brainer, but how many times have you or someone you know sent an angry text message or made a phone call and s

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It’s National Make- a -Will Month!

August is National Make-a-Will Month. We know this probably doesn’t excite you, but it should get you in the planning spirit. There is no better feeling than one of security and peace for your future. Especially knowing that your assets will go

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Pet Trusts in South Carolina

When you think about estate planning, you most likely think about providing for your family members after your death. For many however, pets are part of their family and they care about what happens to them.  In the past pets were traditionally viewed

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Can you Avoid Probate in SC?

Probate is the legal process that determines how your estate is settled after your death. In South Carolina if you personally own property, probate will be required even if you have a will.  As you may already be aware, this is an expensive and dra

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What Else You May Need Aside from A Will Cheat Sheet

  You might not realize that there are other documents aside from a will that can help to ensure that both you and your family members are taken care of in the event that tragedy strikes.  This cheat sheet will help you understand what else is

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How Often Should You Update Your Will

Easy Answer: You should review your will and other estate planning documents every 3-5 years, a change in assets, change in location or after a “life event” … Periodically you are going to want to go through your list of heirs, representat

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Why It is a Good Idea to Have a Will

It is important to have a will so that your wishes will go into effect at your death.  If you do not have a will, your property and surviving family’s affairs will be governed by statute law in South Carolina. Remember that although the st

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Preliminary Hearing Cheat Sheet

If you have been charged with a major crime in South Carolina, you are entitled to a Preliminary Hearing. It is important for you to understand this process. The Law Office of Robert W. Harrell, III, LLC is here to help! What is a Preliminary He

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