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Stephan Victor Futeral

Stephan Futeral’s Legal Guides

11 total


  • Top 10 Mistakes in a Divorce

    According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the U.S. divorce rate for first marriages is 43%. Unfortunately, that means that approximately one in three married persons will experience a divorce. If you must go through a divorce, then this guide may help you avoid ten common mistakes.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions About Criminal Law

    What should I do if the police stop me and ask me questions? Cooperate, but don't incriminate! Law enforcement officers have a duty to protect the community they serve, its citizens and their property. The law gives police certain powers to help them perform that duty. They have ...

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  • Blood Samples in South Carolina's DUI Cases

    In South Carolina, under certain circumstances, an arresting officer can obtain a blood sample from a DUI suspect. For a DUI defense attorney and his or her client, an arrest based on a blood sample raises a number of different issues than cases involving an arrest based on a bre...

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  • Words to the Wise in Family Law Cases

    One of the major problems in family court is that many people try to over-simplify their situation. There are many aspects to a divorce, child custody, or child support case, and the more the attorney knows about your case, the better it is for you. There are many ways you can m...

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  • Children and Divorce

    Divorce can be intensely stressful experience for any child. Children in divorced families typically experience several losses such as the loss of the parent who left the home. Just like the adults, the children feel any financial loss. Many children lose their sense of security ...

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  • Boating Under the Influence (BUI) and Field Sobriety Tests (FST's) in South Carolina

    In South Carolina, one of the responsibilities of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is to enforce boating under the influence laws. Part of their training is derived from standards set forth by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA). Due to ...

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  • Relocation and Child Custody in South Carolina

    As South Carolinas courts have stated, cases involving the relocation of a custodial parent present some of the knottiest and most disturbing problems that our courts are called upon to resolve. Years ago, our family courts were guided by the presumption against relocation. These...

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  • Shareholder Derivative Lawsuits in South Carolina

    In South Carolina, shareholder derivative suits are suits brought by an existing shareholder on behalf of the company against the officers and directors of the company based on a breach of fiduciary. These suits are unlike a direct claim a shareholder may bring for losses suffere...

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  • Is Arbitration Right in Your Case?

    Arbitration is a way of resolving disputes without resorting to litigation in a courtroom. Instead of a judge and jury, the parties agree upon one or more neutral persons to hear the dispute and make a written binding decision. Over the past several years, arbitration has been en...

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  • Misconceptions About "Low Impact" Automobile Accidents

    Some people can suffer a herniated disc just from bending over to work in their garden, and some people can be involved in a head-on collision and walk away with barely a bruise. Every automobile accident, just like every person, is unique. Yet, in so many automobile accident cas...

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