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Frank L. P. Barnwell Lawyer

Frank L. P. Barnwell

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Accident & Injury, Estate, Lawsuit & Dispute, Real Estate, Business

Frank L.P. Barnwell is a practicing lawyer in the state of South Carolina specializing in Accident & Injury; Estate; Lawsuit & Dispute; Real Estate; a... (more)

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Gem McDowell
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Gem McDowell

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Estate, Wills & Probate, Corporate Tax, Commercial Real Estate, Business

Gem founded The Gem McDowell Law Group in 2010 and practices in the areas of Estate Planning, Probate, Business Acquisitions, Corporate Work, and Comm... (more)

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Jeffrey T. Spell Lawyer

Jeffrey T. Spell

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Estate, Real Estate, Wills & Probate, Collection

Please feel free to contact my office for any legal questions or concerns you may have. My practice is concentrated in the area of real estate litiga... (more)

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J. Olin “Lin” McDougall II
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J. Olin “Lin” McDougall II

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Accident & Injury, Personal Injury, Litigation, Nursing Home, Premises Liability

Not only has Attorney Lin McDougall harbored the skills needed to become an accomplished personal injury attorney, but he also places the needs of his... (more)

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Thomas B. Pritchard

Premises Liability, Construction, Litigation, Insurance, Business Organization
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Samia Hanafi Nettles

Corporate, Construction, Contract, Government Agencies
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Ilonka Sonja Taylor

Construction, Corporate, Personal Injury, Products Liability
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David L. Barnes

Election & Political, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice, Construction
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William G. Lyles

Construction, Lawsuit & Dispute, Corporate, Business
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Joseph T. Merli

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LEGAL TERMS

JOINT TENANCY

A way for two or more people to share ownership of real estate or other property. When two or more people own property as joint tenants and one owner dies, the ... (more...)
A way for two or more people to share ownership of real estate or other property. When two or more people own property as joint tenants and one owner dies, the other owners automatically own the deceased owner's share. For example, if a parent and child own a house as joint tenants and the parent dies, the child automatically becomes full owner. Because of this right of survivorship, no will is required to transfer the property; it goes directly to the surviving joint tenants without the delay and costs of probate.

APPRAISAL

A determination of the value of something, such as a house, jewelry or stock. A professional appraiser -- a qualified, disinterested expert -- makes an estimate... (more...)
A determination of the value of something, such as a house, jewelry or stock. A professional appraiser -- a qualified, disinterested expert -- makes an estimate by examining the property, and looking at the initial purchase price and comparing it with recent sales of similar property. Courts commonly order appraisals in probate, condemnation, bankruptcy or foreclosure proceedings in order to determine the fair market value of property. Banks and real estate companies use appraisals to ascertain the worth of real estate for lending purposes. And insurance companies require appraisals to determine the amount of damage done to covered property before settling insurance claims.

NOVATION

The substitution of a new contract for an old one. A novation may change one of the parties to the contract or the duties that must be performed by the original... (more...)
The substitution of a new contract for an old one. A novation may change one of the parties to the contract or the duties that must be performed by the original parties.

RENT CONTROL

Laws that limit the amount of rent landlords may charge, and that state when and by how much the rent can be raised. Most rent control laws also require a landl... (more...)
Laws that limit the amount of rent landlords may charge, and that state when and by how much the rent can be raised. Most rent control laws also require a landlord to provide a good reason, such as repeatedly late rent, for evicting a tenant. Rent control exists in some cities and counties in California, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Washington, D.C.

APPRECIATION

An increase in value. Appreciated property is property that has gone up in value since it was acquired.

LIFE TENANT

One who has a life estate in real property.

CONTINGENCY

A provision in a contract stating that some or all of the terms of the contract will be altered or voided by the occurrence of a specific event. For example, a ... (more...)
A provision in a contract stating that some or all of the terms of the contract will be altered or voided by the occurrence of a specific event. For example, a contingency in a contract for the purchase of a house might state that if the buyer does not approve the inspection report of the physical condition of the property, the buyer does not have to complete the purchase.

CLEANING FEE

A nonrefundable fee charged by a landlord when a tenant moves in. The fee covers the cost of cleaning the rented premises after you move out, even if you leave ... (more...)
A nonrefundable fee charged by a landlord when a tenant moves in. The fee covers the cost of cleaning the rented premises after you move out, even if you leave the place spotless. Cleaning fees are illegal in some states and specifically allowed in others, but most state laws are silent on the issue. Landlords in every state are allowed to use the security deposit to clean a unit that is truly dirty.

UNCLEAN HANDS

A legal doctrine that prevents a plaintiff who has acted unethically in relation to a lawsuit from winning the suit or from recovering as much money as she woul... (more...)
A legal doctrine that prevents a plaintiff who has acted unethically in relation to a lawsuit from winning the suit or from recovering as much money as she would have if she had behaved honorably. For example, if a contractor is suing a homeowner to recover the price of work he did on the home, his failure to perform the work as specified would leave him with unclean hands.