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Ever wonder if tenants can stop paying rent if a landlord does not make repairs? Can a consumer be arrested for failing to pay a debt? What are some of the basic principles when applying for disability benefits? Is there a way to defend against a school expulsion? How to address school bullying?  What happens in a foreclosure?


Well, this blog is here to provide some general legal information on such issues.  It is also here to engage with the community.  Have a general legal topic that you would like to see?  Submit it in the comments.  It may just get addressed!


IMPORTANT NOTE:  None of the information contained in the blog should ever be substitued for actual legal advice and does not create an attorney client relationship. 


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Redlining: A Present Day Fair Housing Issue

Posted on February 23, 2017 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Homeownership has been defined as the best means of moderate income households to acquire wealth. Redlining is a direct impediment to this effort.


Redlining is essentially mortgage lending which excludes certain neighborhoods & geographical areas due to discriminatory reasons, largely based upon racial composition. With the 1968 passage of the federal Fair Housing ...

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Landlord Denies Emotional Support Animal

Posted on January 9, 2017 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

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"I was told that my dog wasn't allowed because he isn't a service dog but is a registered emotional support animal. I then got into a conflict with the manager at the leasing office of my apartment complex and before i left she told me that i need a doctors note or to be evicted. I was also told my dog needs to leave the premises. But if he go...

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Can My Landlord Evict Without Notice?

Posted on January 4, 2017 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

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In this section, you will find questions posed on a public forum to various lawyers. These questions do not create an attorney-client relationship & are not the result of any retained attorney relationship. Attorney Brown from time to time will provide general responses to the questions posed on this public forum. Some of these questions and her resulting answers will be displayed here f...

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Mortgage Payment Refused

Posted on August 22, 2016 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Purpose & Disclaimers


In this section, you will find questions that were posed on a public forum to various lawyers. These questions do not create an attorney-client relationship and are not the result of any retained attorney relationship. Attorney Brown from time to time will provide general responses to the questions posed on this public forum. Some of these questions and ...

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Asked and Answered - Early Lease Termination

Posted on July 19, 2016 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Purpose & Disclaimers


In this section, you will find questions that were posed on a public forum to various lawyers. These questions do not create an attorney-client relationship and are not the result of any retained attorney relationship. Attorney Brown from time to time will provide general responses to the questions posed on this public forum. Some of these questions and her resulting answ...

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Bankruptcy Basics - Chapter 7 or Chapter 13?

Posted on July 10, 2016 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

There are several types of bankruptcy available to consumers under the United States Bankruptcy Code. The most common for non-business consumers include Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 of the Code. Often, many question what are some of the differences between the two chapters. So, here is a very brief and general overview. 


HOWEVER, please re...

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Family Court Mediation - Why Should I Mediate?

Posted on June 8, 2016 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Well . . . in many counties in South Carolina, mediation is just plain required. Still, rather than view mediation as just a requirement to fulfill, there is an opportunity to view mediation as the wonderful and unique opportunity that it can actually provide.


  • Mediation can allow you to make the decisions regarding your family, a family that you know best...
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Asked and Answered: Should My Child Get Disability Benefits Too?

Posted on April 26, 2016 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Purpose & Disclaimers


In this section, you will find questions that were posed on a public forum to various lawyers throughout the country. These questions do not create an attorney-client relationship and are not the result of any retained attorney relationship. Attorney Brown from time to time will provide general responses to the questions posed on this public forum. Such questions a...

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Asked and Answered - Housing Discrimination

Posted on April 1, 2016 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Purpose & Disclaimers


In this section, you will find questions that were posed on a public forum to various lawyers throughout the country. These questions do not create an attorney-client relationship and are not the result of any retained attorney relationship. Attorney Brown from time to time will provide general responses to the questions posed on this public forum...

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Applying for Disability: No Medical Insurance to See a Doctor

Posted on March 23, 2016 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

When applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and, the need based disability program of, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), many individuals have very limited income.  As a result, they do not have the resources available to maintain a medical record to present to the Social Security Administration or the Office of DIsability Adjudication and Review. 


Medical records are crucial ...

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