My name is Michael Polk and I am the lawyer responsible for this blog. I practice at Belser and Belser, P.A., at 1901 Main Street, Suite 1550, Columbia, SC.  The firm mailing address is PO Box 96, Columbia, SC 29202. Our phone number is (803) 929-0096. I have been practicing law since 1994.  Because there is so much misinformation out there, I have decided to write about probate and elder law. This blog is not intended to be advice to you–it is for general information.  Also, I am not your attorney just because you are reading this.  You can contact me at mike@belserpa.com or call me at (803) 929-0096, if you like.  If you have any comments or suggestions for the blog, please let me know.

Here is some more info about me:

My practice focuses on probate administration and litigation, elder law, creditor rights, and general civil litigation. I attended Virginia Tech as an undergraduate and was a member of the Corps of Cadets. I served in the Navy for 4 years. Among other accomplishments, after appearing before King Neptune and his Royal Court, I was initiated into the Solemn Mysteries of the Ancient Order of Shellbacks. I attended University of South Carolina Law School. After passing the bar in 1994, I practiced law in Winnsboro for one year with Kenneth G. Goode and Associates. I joined Belser & Belser in 1995. I am the Treasurer of the Richland County Bar Association, am active with the South Carolina Bar Elder Law Committee, worked on the Probate Code Revision Committee, and am President of the Columbia Council of the Navy League. I am a southern hockey fan, enjoy playing fantasy baseball, and started to do yoga last year-hopefully it will stick.

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