My Spouse Just Asked for a Divorce — What Do I Do Now?

By |2022-06-13T15:31:24+00:00August 24th, 2021|

Divorce is one of the most stressful events you could experience in a lifetime. This stress starts from the first uncomfortable and potentially devastating conversation when your spouse suggests divorce. But maintaining your perspective and seeking resources for information and assistance can help you get through the divorce process. Below are some steps to take [...]

Department of Social Services Defense Tips for South Carolina

By |2022-06-13T15:16:29+00:00August 16th, 2021|

South Carolina’s Department of Social Services (DSS) describes its mission as ”promoting the safety, permanency, and well-being of children.” To accomplish this mission, DSS investigates reports of abuse and neglect. DSS’s process focuses on the well-being of the child. This means that DSS will give weight to the child’s interest in staying in the home [...]

Beverly V. Snelgrove Selected for The Charleston Regional Business Journal 2021 Class of Forty Under 40

By |2022-06-13T15:08:40+00:00August 4th, 2021|

Bleecker Family Law is very excited to announce that The Charleston Regional Business Journal has selected Beverly V. Snelgrove for the 2021 Class of Forty Under 40! The Forty Under 40 program honors the top 40 business professionals across the Charleston region who have excelled in their chosen profession and in service to their community. [...]

Tips for Co-Parenting During COVID-19

By |2022-06-13T15:37:46+00:00July 20th, 2021|

COVID-19 restrictions have been hard on everyone, particularly because of social distancing guidelines that were intended to slow or stop the spread of disease. This has prevented many people from seeing family members and friends.  For parents who have gone through a separation or divorce, the situation is especially tricky. Maintaining child custody and visitation [...]

Orders of Protection for Attorneys

By |2022-06-13T15:32:48+00:00July 14th, 2021|

In any client/attorney relationship, it is important to know how to access each other throughout the litigation to ensure that an open channel of communication is available. A frequent source of confusion comes from “Orders of Protection”, the way attorneys request time off for extended periods, including vacation, medical leave, or other personal situations. Attorneys [...]

Child Support Guidelines

By |2022-06-13T15:12:05+00:00June 22nd, 2021|

When parents go through legal separation or divorce, families are forced to find new ways to function. This includes allocating parenting time, as well as determining who has to pay for what. In some cases, parents can come up with agreements on their own, but there are also instances in which the court must decide. [...]

LGBTQ Family Law Services

By |2022-06-13T15:27:18+00:00June 4th, 2021|

Family structures have changed dramatically in the last several decades. Now, households are managed by single parents or same-sex couples and include blended families who may have siblings, half-siblings, step-siblings, and/or adopted children. While same-sex marriage was only recently legalized at the federal level, the truth is that LGBTQ couples face many of the same [...]

Custody & Visitation Rights

By |2022-06-13T15:14:37+00:00May 22nd, 2021|

We know going through separation or divorce can be hard. Trying to split one household into two while creating an equitable distribution of assets, it can be tough to manage the emotional strain of dissolving a relationship.  If you and your partner share children everything gets exponentially harder. When parents separate, they must consider issues [...]

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