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Navigating the Nuances and Unique Issues of a Same-Sex Divorce

By |2022-06-06T16:55:23+00:00June 6th, 2022|

After a federal court ruling in November 2014, same-sex marriages were legally recognized in South Carolina. In South Carolina, laws for marriage and divorce are the same for same-sex marriages as they are for heterosexual unions. Thus, same-sex couples in South Carolina have the right to file for divorce on equal terms. Same-Sex Divorce in [...]

How to Handle Harassment and Stalking

By |2022-06-13T15:24:07+00:00May 31st, 2022|

South Carolina law defines harassment as “a pattern of intentional, substantial and unreasonable intrusion into the private life of a targeted person that causes…mental distress.” Stalking is defined by the state as “a pattern of words or conduct that is intended to cause and does cause a targeted person…to fear.” Harassment and stalking are serious [...]

How Divorce Can Affect Your Taxes

By |2022-06-13T15:22:03+00:00May 23rd, 2022|

From property division to custody battles, divorce can be a challenging experience for any individual, no matter the circumstances. While couples undergoing a split may already have a handful of issues at the forefront of their minds, it is also important to keep mindful of how this could affect future financial processes – specifically effects [...]

What Determines Parental Rights in South Carolina?

By |2022-06-13T15:42:58+00:00May 17th, 2022|

When a couple is going through divorce proceedings that involve children, it is important to know how South Carolina law addresses custody issues.  Many factors are important to a Court in determining who has custody of a child, but the controlling factor is always the best interest of the child.   How is child custody decided? [...]

Determining Child Support in High-Income Cases

By |2022-06-13T15:17:25+00:00March 8th, 2022|

Though relatively simple for most couples, determining child support can become more complicated for those in high-income cases. When you and your ex each have substantial salaries, how much child support is enough? How is child support determined? Under South Carolina law, child support payments are traditionally based upon the pro-rata share of the separated [...]

What Are the Different Types of Child Custody?

By |2022-06-13T15:42:18+00:00March 1st, 2022|

The central focus of every custody hearing is always the child's best interest. With the assistance of your legal counsel you will navigate your custody case to reach a result in your child’s best interest.   Under South Carolina law, custody is divided into two categories: legal and physical custody.  Legal Custody Rulings A parent who [...]

Custody and Extended Family Visitation Rights

By |2022-06-13T15:13:18+00:00February 21st, 2022|

From aunts and uncles to grandparents, cousins and beyond, surrounding a child with a dependable support network is the key to happy and healthy development. However, separation and divorce may create difficulty for that support system to remain intact. Relatives seeking to stay in regular contact with children following custody rulings may benefit from extended [...]

How Does Custody Affect Decisions Regarding Child Vaccination?

By |2022-06-13T15:22:39+00:00January 26th, 2022|

With the CDC’s authorization of pediatric COVID-19 vaccines, parents now face decisions of whether to get their children vaccinated. Although strongly recommended by healthcare professionals, receipt of this vaccine is not required as with others like those for polio or measles.  The decision lies with the discretion of the parents or legal guardian. With vaccination [...]

Navigating Custody As a Nontraditional Family

By |2022-06-13T15:31:54+00:00January 14th, 2022|

From the property division to pets and more, navigating separation can prove challenging even in the most amicable scenarios. An amicable solution is always preferred for couples seeking separation or divorce, and a must when a child is involved. The circumstances surrounding child custody orders may be more complicated for nontraditional families than for [...]

Key Things to Consider Before Relocation

By |2022-06-13T15:26:36+00:00December 11th, 2021|

One of the benefits of our free society is that adults may decide to live anywhere. But in some circumstances when children are involved, relocating can create significant legal and financial issues. You will want to consider these issues carefully before deciding to relocate with children. Challenges to relocating may arise when you are separated [...]

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