By |2021-04-08T16:10:14+00:00April 1st, 2021|

What is a QDRO? QDRO stands for “Qualified Domestic Relations Order” and it is the Order that is used to divide certain retirement accounts. When do I need a QDRO? Not all retirement accounts require a QDRO for division. For instance, IRA accounts can be divided without a QDRO while 401(k) accounts require a QDRO [...]

Mediation vs. Arbitration

By |2021-03-08T22:35:43+00:00March 8th, 2021|

Family law cases—which include issues like separation, divorce, child custody and visitation, and asset division —can be complicated to say the least. Not only are the parties likely dealing with immense emotional strain, but the logistics of separating a family can quickly become contentious. For many reasons, South Carolina requires mandatory mediation prior to scheduling [...]

What is Family Law

By |2021-03-08T22:36:20+00:00March 8th, 2021|

  In general family law pertains to legal issues that focus on families, including spouses, parents, and children.  According to the South Carolina Bar, family law specifically relates to a number of common concerns, which can include: Marriages, civil unions and domestic partnerships; and, Divorce; and, Alimony; and, Child custody; and, Child support matters. While some [...]

How to Hire a Family Lawyer

By |2021-03-08T22:24:55+00:00March 8th, 2021|

  How to Hire a Family Lawyer When you are going through a divorce,  a separation or if you find yourself mired in a complicated custody dispute, an experienced lawyer can guide you through the legal process, minimize stress in a situation fraught with emotion, and help you to achieve the best possible outcomes. Of course, [...]

Virtual Court Best Practices

By |2021-05-03T17:11:31+00:00January 3rd, 2021|

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting public health precautions have altered every aspect of our lives. Unfortunately, that includes the ability to appear live in court. For families dealing with issues like divorce, separation, child custody, child support, or other complex family problems, this has proven to be a major setback.  Thankfully, courts have adjusted by [...]

Should I Get a Prenuptial Agreement?

By |2020-12-21T05:01:35+00:00December 18th, 2020|

Among the many decisions couples make when planning to marry is the decision about whether to get a Prenuptial Agreement.  Prenuptial Agreement decisions are highly personal ones. If one party has children, there may be reasons to protect assets for that party’s children. If one party has significantly more wealth than the other, there may [...]

We Are Bleecker Family Law

By |2020-11-24T17:15:09+00:00November 13th, 2020|

We Are Bleecker Family Law Bleecker Law Firm LLC is now Bleecker Family Law! We are thrilled to announce several new changes to our practice including a new logo, tagline, office and attorney to expand our legal counsel and brand presence throughout South Carolina. We opened [...]

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