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What is the purpose of our civil justice system?

Our state court system in South Carolina is basically divided into two branches: criminal courts are known as the courts of general sessions and civil courts are known as the court of common pleas. All criminal cases are prosecuted by the state, or other governmental entities such as a city...

How is Alimony Calculated in South Carolina?

In any divorce case, one of the most common questions our team gets is, “How is alimony calculated?” Well, before answering that question, let’s first define exactly what alimony is. What is Alimony? ​​Alimony is a court-ordered payment from one spouse to the other during and after a divorce. In...

Should You Hire a Lawyer If Injured at Work?

Have you been injured in a workplace accident and are considering hiring a lawyer? Do you feel that legal action could be necessary as a result of the injury but are concerned of the potential repercussions? Do you feel that filing a workers’ compensation claim could end up costing you...

What is the Purpose of Our Civil Justice System?

Davis Law Blog: What is the Purpose of Our Civil Justice System?   In the United States, we have two justice systems: criminal and civil. The criminal justice system is utilized when someone commits a crime. Our firm focuses on representing individuals in the civil justice system. Civil litigation encompasses...

What are Jurors Not Told?

What Are Jurors Not Told? When a trial occurs, the people responsible for determining a verdict – the jury – are allowed to consider certain information while other information is inadmissible in court. What information is allowed is governed by the rules of evidence. The rules of evidence are specific...

I’ve Been Injured in a Car Wreck, What Do I Do Next?

I’ve Been Injured in a Car Wreck, What Do I Do Next? If you have been injured in a car wreck, there are a couple of things you should do immediately. First, you will want to seek medical treatment for any injuries suffered in the wreck. Putting off seeking medical...