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Is it possible to exclude individuals as guardians?

I know that I can name specific individuals as guardians of my children in my will. Is it possible to exclude specific individuals (who'd normally be considered as possibilities since they are close ...
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Which state's statue of limitations for debts applies, for credit card debt?

I used to live in South Carolina, USA and lost my job. As a result I defaulted on credit card debt. I have not paid anything on it for the last year and the debts were "Charged Off", and are in ...
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How can I report an animal breeder who sold me mistreated animals?

I bought two German Shepherd puppies from a breeder in North Carolina. I live in South Carolina. The one puppy has a hold in her heart and both puppies have worms. The worms come from drinking ...
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What are the various legal roles along the line of POA

I've heard legal speak of executor, agent, power of attorney, guardian. I don't understand the differences. Are these legal terms? how/where are they defined? Are their other terms for the same or ...
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Am I responsible for unpaid water bill of a previous tenant?

I recently moved into a house in South Carolina. Upon trying to get my water turned on they informed me I was going to have to pay $1500 in "unpaid fees" in order to get it turned back on. I have a ...
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Does an apparently abandoned car become my property if it's parked on my land?

In South Carolina (USA), if a car is left on somebody else's land, does it become their car after a certain amount of time has passed? Is there any obligation in the land owner to attempt to find or ...
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Friend had a right of way accident in a parking lot entrance

In Charleston, SC. What is the speed limit in a parking lot? My friend was cited for failure to yield right of way entering a commercial (grocery store strip mall) parking lot as another driver was ...
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How available is SC voter information to political parties?

I moved to South Carolina about three years ago, and voted in the 2014 midterm election. I don't remember exactly who I voted for, but between the big-ticket races and the local ones I'm certain I ...
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Contact sports and assault

So I have a question regarding contact sports (football, boxing, martial arts, etc.) and why the contact is not considered assault. I've read the code and do not see any sort of exemptions mentioned ...
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Can a cop give a ticket if he's going the other direction?

Recently a high shool friend of mine got nailed with a $450 speeding ticket on a back country road. He'll also have to get pay for the class to get 3 (not sure, might be 4) which is 4 hours on two ...
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Possibility for class-action suit due to property overtaxation?

This is a hypothetical question. I am in SC and we pay annual property tax on vehicles. I have been arguing with the county auditor about the valuation of my car, which is $10,000 over the actual ...
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settling an estate when named party is missing

Son/daughter who is a named recipient in will/trust broke off all communication a decade ago, whereabouts unknown despite parents/siblings searching (without legal/professional help). How would this ...