Types of Deeds

There are two basic types of deeds used in a real estate transaction in South Carolina: (1) Quitclaim Deeds (2) Warranty Deeds. A quitclaim deed merely purports to convey whatever title or interest the grantor has in the property. This means that there is generally not title search performed and examined prior to the transfer….


Deed vesting: It does matter

To ensure that your property is distributed according to your wishes, it is imperative to understand how you hold title. The two main ways to hold title in South Carolina are as Tenants in Common or Joint Tenants with Right of Survivorship. Tenants in Common is classified as property ownership transferred to two or more…


Frequently Asked Question – Will I be terminated if I file a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

The Workers’ Compensation Act is a no-fault system that provides relief for injured workers. In compensable cases, the workers’ compensation Carrier will provide medical care and payment of compensation while an injured employee is out of work.  Unfortunately, many injured workers are afraid to file for benefits for fear of termination.  S.C. Code Ann. §…


2017 Workers’ Compensation Update

The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission issued the approved maximum weekly compensation rate at $806.92 for injuries arising on or after January 1, 2017. This information was obtained by the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce certifying the states average weekly wage. The Commission has approved new mileage rate of 53.5 centers per mile…


Building Permits Hit Eight Year High

Building permits, a key indicator for the housing market because they represent homebuilders’ market expectations for housing, saw strong performance in May, hitting an annual rate of 1,275,000. This was 11.8 percent over April’s rate of 1,140,000 and is 25.4 percent higher than May 2014’s estimated rate of 1,017,000, the Census Bureau reported. May’s permit…


Best Suburbs to Raise a Family

Tega Cay was just ranked #1 and Fort Mill #4 in the Best Suburbs to Raise a Family by niche.com.  The real estate market is heating up in this area and this is one of the reasons why.  When you are ready to make the purchase of your next home, call the attorneys at Michael…


Nursing Home Abuse

It seems that every day another story comes out about nursing home abuse.  One of the most recent is out of Oklahoma City and indicates that a family became concerned that nursing home employees were stealing from their mother who was a resident.  In an attempt to document the thefts the family set up a…


Estate Planning in the New Year

A new year brings new opportunities and new resolutions.  While planning your New Year’s resolutions or goals, one thing I encourage you to consider is making sure the assets that you have worked hard to obtain are protected.  Our firm offers an estate planning package that includes a will, living will, durable power of attorney,…