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Paralegal Certification

Jackie F. Wood, our paralegal extraordinaire, is one of the first persons eligible to be designated as a South Carolina Certified Paralegal. She deserves the honor and we are so very proud of her! Paralegal Certification The South Carolina Board of Paralegal Certification has certified the following 25 individuals: Brandy R. Ableman, Greenville; Jaylon L. Addison, Greenville; Tiffany P. [..]

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Shan White has allowed me to share her new article for those going through the divorce process titled “5 Ways to Free Yourself from Being Frozen in Fear.”

By: Shan White| May 06, 2016 – See more at: http://www.divorcemag.com/blog/free-yourself-from-being-frozen-in-fear Fear is a normal human emotion. We all experience it, know what it feels like, and have, at times, been overcome by it. So, you are not alone and there is nothing wrong with you. I remember when my ex-husband left me six years ago [..]

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Melissa F. Brown selected to the 2016 South Carolina Super Lawyers List

Melissa F. Brown has been selected to the 2016 South Carolina Super Lawyers list, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Only 5% of attorneys in South Carolina receive this distinction. Selection to the Super Lawyers list provides third-party validation of her practice, grows her attorney referral network and influences consumer hiring decisions. Be [..]

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ATTORNEY MELISSA FULLER BROWN BECOMES A BOARD CERTIFIED FAMILY LAW TRIAL ADVOCATE BY THE NATIONAL BOARD OF TRIAL ADVOCACY

CHARLESTON, SC -The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) is pleased to announce that Melissa Fuller Brown of the law firm, Melissa F. Brown, LLC has successfully achieved Board Certification as a family trial advocate. The NBTA was formed out of a strong conviction that both the law profession and its clients would benefit from [..]

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A Family Lawyer’s Ethical Obligation to Implement Guiding Principles about ESI into Their Every Day Practices

Melissa Fuller Brown, November 2015. ESI (Electronically Stored Information) is information created, manipulated, communicated, stored, and best utilized in digital form, and it requires the use of computer hardware and software.  ESI is found on any device having electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical or electromagnetic capabilities including on PDA’s, cell phones, smart phones, digital cameras, [..]

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IRS Benefit for SC Victims of Recent Flooding

If you are one of many victims suffering from the recent flooding in SC and previously requested an extension to file your 2014 tax returns, the IRS issued an extension well beyond October 15, 2015. Yesterday, the IRS announced that South Carolina flood victims, including individuals and businesses that previously received a tax-filing extension to [..]

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Great HOT TIP for divorcing parties.

A QDRO is a Court Order that details how monies from a qualified retirement plan are transferred from one spouse to another.  Once the Court and Plan Administrator approve the QDRO, the Plan Administrator will send the Alternate Payee (AP) a form asking the AP where he or she wants their money deposited or what [..]

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Melissa Fuller Brown, Esq., Guest Speaking at the Oklahoma Family Law Section Trial Advocacy School on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Melissa Fuller Brown, Esq., is the invited guest speaker at the Oklahoma Family Law Section Trial Advocacy School on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Her presentation is titled “Social Media & ESI: How to Obtain, Preserve & Introduce in Family Court Cases.” Another aspect of the program is the students’ ability to go well beyond the [..]

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Exciting News for Melissa F. Brown, LLC

Melissa Fuller Brown was recently invited to serve as one of fourteen members of the Executive Committee of The National Advocates.  The Committee leads this professional organization composed of the Top 100 attorneys from each state. Other Executive Members include Gloria Allred and George Geragos. Prominent Family Lawyers on the Executive Committee include Robert Stephen [..]

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