Pay Attention to Details

Part of the crucial decision making involved in the estate planning process is contained in the details.  It is important to communicate your specific wishes in your documents as it pertains to your individual situation.  For example, some considerations could be: to provide spendthrift provisions to limit distributions to certain
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Acting on Your Behalf

If you are away or otherwise engaged and want someone to take care of your affairs, a “power of attorney” is a legal document that you can utilize to give someone else the authority to take specific actions on your behalf, such as signing your checks to pay your bills
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Seniors Increasingly Turning to Bankruptcy

According to the Consumer Bankruptcy Project’s recent study, the rate at which individuals aged 65 years and older are filing for bankruptcy has more than tripled since 1991. As seniors’ reliance on old-fashioned pension plans shifts to voluntary 401(k)-type plans, and as Social Security and Medicare become more restrictive, seniors
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Tie the Knot Twice

The joy and excitement of finding that special someone for a second time in life and entering into a marriage can be quickly dampened by the realities of mixing your individual property together. Excited couples often come in with the idea of having a pre-nuptial agreement or attempting to mesh
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Why Be Embarassed

Even though it may make perfect financial sense for them to file for bankruptcy, some people avoid filing because they feel embarrassed or ashamed. To begin with, any stigma that might be attached to bankruptcy is unwarranted. Failed businesses, severe medical illness and loss of job are just some reasons
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NOW OFFERING MEDIATION SERVICES

Pruitt Law Offices S.C. is pleased to announce that Attorney Sally Hoelzel is a trained family mediator who is able to act as a neutral facilitator to assist those who wish to pursue mediation as an alternative to the traditional family court process. See our FORMS section or call today for more
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Resolving Differences

Divorce can be an emotionally challenging process that involves matters that range from petty to life-changing. While each party wants to get his or her fair share, it is not necessary to go to court to ensure that everyone’s interests are properly addressed.  Divorcing couples have the option to use
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Avoid Guardianships

A Healthcare Power of Attorney and a General and Durable Power of Attorney can help avoid the need for guardianships in the court system.  By pre-planning who will make decisions for you if you are declared to be incapacitated or incompetent, it avoids the need for attorney fees and  guardian
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Think You’ll Live Forever?

Of course, none of us believes that we will live forever. However, because many people think they will live well into their 80s or 90s, they postpone drawing up a will much earlier. In fact, according to a recent 2017 poll, 78 percent of millennials (ages 18-36) do not have
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Guardian ad Litem

For many cases that come through the court system, a Guardian ad Litem will be appointed.  These court officials are attorneys who are appointed on behalf of children or alleged incompetent individuals.  They appear in such cases involving Family Court and adoptions to help determine what is in the best
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