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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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Child Support Amnesty Day In Berkeley County Court

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 [..]

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Visitation Rights for Grandparents

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 [..]

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Alternative Child Custody Schedules for Parents

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 [..]

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When Does Child Support Obligation End In SC?

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 [..]

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The Impact of Domestic Violence on Child Custody and Visitation

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 [..]

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Restraining Orders In South Carolina

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 [..]

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Obtaining a Divorce From An Abusive Spouse in South Carolina

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.

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The Purpose of Guardian Ad Litems In SC

Sometimes in family disputes it becomes necessary to bring in a third party as a guardian ad litem for the benefit of any children involved. This individual, the guardian ad litem, is court-appointed, and is often a lawyer or a person having years of experience working with children, such as retired child care providers, guidance [..]

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