What Do I Need to Do to Get My Custody Agreement Revised?
Posted in Child Custody on November 7, 2018
After settling a divorce, there may come a time for modification in child custody. One or both parents may have a new or different working situation, or perhaps the child is older and has made a request for a change in visitation. It could also depend upon the financial position of a parent. Whatever the… read more
What Can I Do If I Keep Receiving Late or No Alimony Payments?
Posted in Alimony on November 3, 2018
In South Carolina, the alimony laws are undergoing some serious changes. In an alimony decision, usually the more financially secure spouse pays the less financially secure spouse a weekly or monthly stipend. The basis of payment is usually dependent upon the length of the marriage, education of the spouse and the assets involved. Until recently,… read more
What Types of Property Are Involved in Property Division Cases?
South Carolina property division laws during a divorce take the form of equitable distribution. This is the same as most other states. Equitable distribution means that both spouses share a right to marital property, but not to non-marital property. A judge will divide marital property based on many different factors, from the length of the… read more
The Process of Terminating Parental Rights
Posted in Child Custody on October 24, 2018
Parental rights are the legal rights of a parent to make major decisions regarding a child’s healthcare, education, and religion, as well as to take certain actions on behalf of a child. Biological parents, foster or adoptive parents, and legal guardians who may claim parental rights. Terminating someone’s parental rights takes away that person’s ability… read more
When Do Grandparents Have the Right to Claim Custody of a Child?
Posted in Child Custody on September 14, 2018
When people think of child custody arrangements, it’s usually in relation to parental divorce. However, parents aren’t the only ones who can have a right to custody. In some circumstances, the grandparents can become the legal guardians of a child. However, doing so is most often an uphill legal battle that requires meeting several prerequisites…. read more
How to Prove Adultery in South Carolina
Posted in Divorce on September 3, 2018
Adultery not only means betraying your partner’s trust, but it can also lead to filing for divorce. If one spouse wishes to use adultery as the grounds for divorce, he or she must prove his or her spouse’s adulterous behavior. How Does South Carolina Law Define Adultery? Like all other states, South Carolina has its… read more
How to Support Your Children During a Divorce
Posted in Divorce on August 14, 2018
Divorce has an inherently negative connotation, but there are some cases in which divorce is an indisputably good thing for the spouses involved. However, for a divorcing couple with children, the news that the parents’ marriage is ending is likely to hit the children the hardest. No matter how you and your ex-spouse feel about… read more
How to Recognize the Signs of an Abusive Relationship in Fort Mill
Posted in General on August 5, 2018
It’s crucial for everyone to know how to identify abusive relationships. You should know how to identify abuse in the relationships of your friends and family as well as your own. While some people may find it easy to spot abusive signs in other peoples’ relationships, they may struggle to notice abuse on their own…. read more
How Do I Talk to My Child About Divorce?
Posted in Divorce on July 20, 2018
A divorce proceeding is an emotionally charged subject for the entire family. You may be experiencing a range of negative emotions yourself – and, chances are, your children are, too. Even if your divorce is amicable, it will affect everyone in your family. Knowing how to talk to your child about divorce will make the… read more
How Do Child Custody Cases Work When Your Former Spouse Lives in a Different State?
Posted in Child Custody on July 3, 2018
Each divorce is unique, and every proceeding comes with a set of considerations. For some, the process of settling a divorce will be more difficult than others – particularly if one spouse moves to a different state. Learn how distance may affect a child custody arrangement. Divorced parents living in different states are not an… read more