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Different Types of Spousal Support in South Carolina

In general, spousal support, most commonly known as alimony, is meant to be a substitute for the support a spouse received as part of the marital relationship.  Ordinarily, the purpose of alimony is to place the supported spouse in as comparable a position of support as he or she enjoyed during the marriage. Alimony can [..]

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Child Custody Arrangements When A Parent Wants to Relocate

In South Carolina, parents that share a child but live apart, either due to separation or divorce, have to divide the custody of the child between them, making one parent the custodial parent and the other parent the noncustodial parent. These designations do not necessarily indicate how much time the child spends with each parent; [..]

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Legal Ways to Protect Yourself From Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a serious family law issue. When you are the victim of domestic violence, it can seem like there is nowhere for you to turn for help. Some victims feel like they cannot leave their relationships because of love, or because they are dependent on their abuser in some way – possibly financially. [..]

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

According to the latest data provided by the Violence Policy Center, there were 57 female deaths attributable to domestic violence situations in 2013, making South Carolina the leader in the country for the highest rate of women being killed by men (at a rate of 2.32 per 100,000) due to the high number of instances [..]

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Tips for Establishing Paternity

Being a new father can be a wonderful thing, especially if you are interested in taking a significant role in your child’s life. However, things can get complicated if you and the mother are not married, and she does not claim you as the father of her child on the child’s birth certificate. Below are [..]

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South Carolina Launches New Governor’s Domestic Violence Task Force

The State reports that Governor Nikki Haley recently launched the Governor’s Domestic Violence Task Force in response to the enactment of the Domestic Violence Reform Act that went into effect in June of this year. The law placed stricter penalties on those who inflict domestic violence upon others. The purpose of the task force was [..]

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Equitable Division: What it Means For Your Divorce

Working together to arrive at a divorce settlement is the best way to ensure that each spouse gets what he or she wants out of a divorce. However, if the couple is unable to amicably and agreeably divide up their own marital assets, property and debts together using a written divorce settlement, then the court [..]

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Ashley Madison Hack is Likely to Prompt Divorces

The news has been focused this month on the recent cyberattack of the online dating site Ashley Madison. Ashley Madison is a social online dating platform specifically marketed to married people, encouraging users of the site to meet other married users to engage in an extramarital affair. The site promoted itself as being discreet, and [..]

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Practical Tips About Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial agreements are unfamiliar legal documents that many people do not fully understand. Many people view prenups as something only for wealthy people, or people who value money over love. However, this is absolutely not true; prenups are incredibly useful to any couple entering a marriage when the husband and wife independently own assets or [..]

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