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How Does Mediation Work?

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Because mediation can be such an effective method of resolving a dispute, many judges will not assign a trial date until the parties have tried using mediation to avoid having a decision made by a judge or jury. Through reading, serving on a jury, or watching a court drama, most people have some experience… Read More »

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What to do if You’re in a Car Accident

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It can be hard to think clearly right after an accident happens. Here are the top things to keep in mind: Seek medical help: Your physical well-being is the most important thing. Call 911 if anyone has been seriously hurt. Contact the police: If you have called 911, police will usually respond. If not,… Read More »

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Should I Contact a Lawyer About My Car Accident?

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There is sometimes confusion about when it’s appropriate to contact a lawyer. There are many situations when it’s not necessary.  No one suffered any injuries and the only damage is to the vehicles involved.  The accident was your fault and you are insured.  There are many situations when it’s a smart move. You are… Read More »

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I’m Retired and Moved to South Carolina from Another State. Do I Need to Update Legal Documents?

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Although you may not need to update all of your legal documents, it is a good idea to have a local attorney review them. Shelbourne Law is happy to review them with you at no charge. To be sure that there won’t be unforeseen complications, it would be a good idea to review the… Read More »

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Why and When Should You Create a Will? What is a Will?

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In a will you express your plans for caring for your family, distributing your assets (also called your estate), and designating who should be responsible for managing your affairs after your death. Do I need a will? If you have, may have, or might acquire later on, assets that you want to pass to… Read More »

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Is Mediation a Good Option?

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Many people requesting a consultation from an attorney at Shelbourne Law ask the question “Should (or can) I sue this person?” The answer varies depending on the situation. In some cases we recommend mediation, also known as alternate dispute resolution (ADR). The next question is usually “Why would I want to use mediation?” Here… Read More »

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