Author: Samantha Nicholson Larkins

On July 24, 2019, the South Carolina Supreme Court abolished the future recognition of common law marriage. Common law marriage was the legal framework that legitimized couples holding themselves out as married. Previously, common law marriage could be established where the parties: Were at least 16...

Preparing for the future is important, but topics such as your end of life decisions are difficult. Nonetheless, making these choices in advance for yourself is invaluable for your peace of mind and for your family. In an estate planning meeting, you want to ensure...

A young woman in Spartanburg was accused of a DUI after passing out at the wheel of her car on Pine Street, and waking up to drive through the Wendy’s drive-thru. WPSA reported that two witnesses called police after realizing the woman in the car...

Many people consider their pets family members, but do pets have any rights during a divorce? As of January 1, 2019, California courts can determine the custody of pets in divorce cases. Certain owners could receive physical custody of the animal and gain legal custody, or the...

In South Carolina, a couple can end a marriage through divorce or annulment. Many clients seek an annulment without fully understanding the difference in an annulment and a divorce. Some believe an annulment can be granted within a short time after the marriage. Their hope...

At Hyde Law Firm, we know that choosing an attorney is not easy, and you have many options. In this blog, we provide some inside knowledge about selecting a lawyer from our end of the table. First, a consultation is worth the time to find out...