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Call the SC Bar Lawyer Referral Service at 1-800-868-2284 (799-7100 in in Richland and Lexington counties) for a free referral.

Click on a subpage below for information and resources on common legal topics.

Automobile Issues

Consumer rights in auto repossessions Updated 8/2014
Automobile warranties Updated 9/2014 (Video)
Lemon Laws Updated 8/2014
Dealing with automobile dealerships Updated 9/2014 (Video)
Extended automobile warranties Updated 9/2014 (Video)


Bankruptcy

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
Chapter 12 Bankruptcy
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
Consumers' rights in business bankruptcy


Benefits

South Carolina property tax for senior citizens
Social Security(Video)
Your rights under the SC Workers' Compensation Act
Unemployment compensation


Children (see also Family, below)

Adoption Updated 3/2016
Autism Updated 2/2016
Child Abuse and Neglect Updated 2/2016
Child Immigration Law Updated 2/2016
Children with Disabilities Updated 2/2016
Drivers Licenses Updated 2/2016
Early Childhood Care Updated 2/2016
Guardian ad Litem Updated 2/2016
Homeless Students Updated 2/2016
K-12 Education Updated 2/2016
Name Changes for Children Updated 3/2016
Social Media Updated 2/2016
Truancy Updated 2/2016
Who is a "Child?" Updated 2/2016


Common Client Questions

My lawyer will not respond to my letters or my phone calls. What should I do?
I fired my lawyer and the lawyer won't give my file back. What should I do?
My lawyer wants to settle, I don't. Can my lawyer withdraw if I don't settle?
Can you tell me if there have been complaints against my lawyer?
My accident happened a long time ago. Can I still bring a claim for damages?


Consumer, Credit and Business Law

Incorporating a business
Setting up an unincorporated business
Credit cards and charge accounts Updated 8/2014 (Video)
Equal Credit Opportunity Act Updated 8/2014
Consumers' right to cancel door-to-door sales contracts Updated 9/2014 (Video)
Buying and selling real estate
Life insurance Updated 8/2014
South Carolina Bad Check Law Updated 9/2014

For additional information on consumer issues or to file a consumer complaint against a business, contact the S.C. Department of Consumer Affairs.


Criminal Law

Magistrates and municipal rights of defendants
Juvenile Justice Updated 2/2016
Your Rights Upon Arrest


End of Life Issues

Advance Care Planning
Why you need a will
Taxes at death Updated 9/2014 (Video)


Family Law(Video)

Divorce Updated 9/2014
Legal Separation Updated 9/2014
Property rights in divorce Updated 9/2014
Child Custody Updated 2/2016
Child Support Updated 3/2016
Visitation after divorce or separation
Domestic violence
Grandparent Rights Updated 12/2014 (Video)
LGBT Children or Parents Updated 2/2016


Landlords, Tenants and Leases

Leases Updated 9/2014 (Video)
Rights and duties of tenants
Rights and duties of landlords
Magistrates landlord-tenant court
Eviction


Lawyers, Legal Assistance and the Courts

Expungement and Pardons FAQ
Choosing a Lawyer
Attorney fees
Filing a grievance against an attorney
Legal aid services in South Carolina
Public defender services in South Carolina
Voting Rights Act
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Conflict Resolution
South Carolina municipal courts
Finding the appropriate magistrate
Magistrates Small Claims Court
Jurors
Circuit Courts

Need a Lawyer?

Call the SC Bar Lawyer Referral Service at 1-800-868-2284 (799-7100 in in Richland and Lexington counties) for a free referral.