Like any decent lawyer, I need to add a disclaimer here: unfortunately, it is impossible to offer comprehensive legal advice over the internet, no matter how well researched or written. And remember, reviewing this website and my blogs doesn’t make you a client of my Firm. The law does change and each situation is highly fact specific. Before relying on any information given on this site, please contact a legal professional to discuss your particular situation.

May 24, 2014


     In some of my title examinations, I run across a private mortgage that I can sense is paid off – and has been for some time. However, nobody ever filed the document at the courthouse – like they were supposed to – to tell the world the mortgage is paid off....

April 14, 2014

     The South Carolina Supreme Court confirmed in the Bell case that there is a huge difference between an insured and a listed driver. 

     A car wreck injured Bell.  Bell was a passenger.  His injuries, harms and losses exceed the coverage of the man...

September 6, 2013

 Do you want your real estate you own to pass to your spouse automatically, and outside of the probate process, upon your death?  Then you need to ask for that!  It is not automatic in South Carolina. 
     If your deed only says "and" between your n...

August 5, 2013

You may think so, but if you are like most people I come into contact with, you do not even know what it is.  "UIM" is underinsured motorist coverage.  Do not confuse UIM with the required UM.  "UM" is uninsured motorist coverage that you can only use if the at fault d...

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