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 [..]
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 [..]
There are a number of reasons why it may be relevant to your interests whether your ex-spouse has taken up residence with someone new. Two common instances of when this information is useful are related to spousal support obligations.
South Carolina courts are very strict when it comes to ensuring that child support obligations are paid in a timely manner and in full. The public policy benefit for making sure that children get the financial support they need is immense, and it’s important that children in South Carolina are financially cared for by both [..]
Getting divorced often means that one or both of the parents will see less of their child or children due to child custody and visitation arrangements. But what about grandparents’ visitation rights to see their grandchildren after a divorce? What can grandparents do if the parent awarded primary custody of the children is hostile or [..]
The typical child custody schedule often places primary custody of a child with one parent and gives the other parent custody or visitation every other weekend. While this arrangement works well for many separated families, some parents run into problems with this arrangement because they have jobs that require them to work unconventional hours. When [..]
Parents love their children and feel a sense of responsibility to provide for them financially. When parents live apart and share the responsibility of providing for a child they share, each of the parents is required to contribute to the support of the child. This includes things like providing the child with a safe place [..]
A history of domestic violence in a family can have a significant impact on a parent’s ability to obtain custody of their child or children. In South Carolina, the family court judges do not look fondly on parents who have a history of violent or abusive behavior towards family members, children or domestic partners. In [..]
If you feel unsafe in your domestic relationship or living situation due to physical abuse or threats of violence, you may need to obtain a restraining order against your abuser in order to protect yourself. Domestic violence takes many forms, and impacts countless families and relationships in South Carolina. Domestic violence can have an impact [..]
A number of South Carolina divorces are a result from abusive spousal relationships. While the marriage may start out fine, over time instances of domestic violence have crept in. Domestic violence issues can prompt a need for protection orders from the family court, and ultimately a divorce based on the physical abuse.