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Free Legal Clinic: Family Law Issues

Are you in need of information regarding Family Law? According to USLegal.com, Family Law encompasses marriage, adoption, divorce, and custody. Laws on these topics vary from state to state. Do you know the South Carolina Laws regarding marriage, divorce and separation? Are you aware of the child custody and visitation laws in South Carolina? What is the process and law concerning adoption in South Carolina? I am quite sure that many of us have these types of questions and more. No need to worry, Richland Library and the South Carolina Bar Association have you covered.

Please join us on Tuesday, March 25th at 6:30 pm in the Bostick Auditorium at the Main Library as Attorney Alexandria Skinner presents information on Family Law Issues.

This clinic will consist of a 30-45 minute lecture followed by an open question and answer session. This clinic is free and available to anyone who wishes to attend.


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