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Served With Divorce Papers: What Should You Do?

It is not every day that you are served process. But when you are served with divorce papers, it can come as quite a surprise, even if you were fully expecting them. There is something about being served divorce papers that is surreal and unbelievable. What should you do? Must you take action? Is there [..]

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South Carolina Law Provides For Common Law Marriages

While most couples prefer to have a ceremonial wedding as part of getting married, not all couples have to have a ceremony to become married in South Carolina. Under South Carolina law, a couple can become common law married, even if they never partake in a marriage ceremony. Both forms of getting married are equally [..]

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Types of South Carolina Divorce

For something that happens to so many couples in the South Carolina each year, it might be surprising to learn that each divorce case is unique. The facts surrounding each divorce are specific to the couple seeking a separation. Some divorces are amicable, meaning that both parties know that the marriage is over and both [..]

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Parenting Plans in South Carolina

When couples who have children go through a divorce in South Carolina, the South Carolina family court encourages the divorcing couple to arrive at an agreement of their own accord as to how the couple will handle matters relating to their children. South Carolina is a strong proponent of joint child custody whenever joint custody [..]

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Parenting Tips For Single Dads

Whether you are recently divorced or have just had a child with a woman you are not married to or are separated from, its tough being a single dad. Regardless of the reason you and the child’s mother are no longer together, you should not let your relationship (or lack thereof) with the mother affect [..]

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Divorce Proceedings And Those Who Serve

Our troops give so much by serving our country. These servicemen and women risk their lives, serve long tours of duty overseas far from home, and ask for nothing in return. The reality of their situation can put a lot of stress on their relationships back home, and many military service members unfortunately find themselves [..]

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Annulment in South Carolina

There are certain situations where a marriage isn’t all that it seemed, and what may have looked like a valid marriage might be null and void, or at the very least voidable due to circumstances that existed at the time the marriage was made. Marriage is a legally binding contract, and like any other contract, [..]

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During Divorce, Pets Are Property

Divorcing couples often fight about everything as they go through the division of property and assets. Who will get custody of the children, who will get the marital home, and how much spousal support will be paid and to whom are all issues that commonly arise in a divorce. But one of the less common [..]

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What to Do Before You Divorce

Deciding that you want to pursue a divorce is a huge step, and one that may take a toll on you emotionally. As such, you may wish to get it over with quickly, and tell your spouse as soon as possible. Before you do, it is imperative that you prepare in advance for anything that [..]

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Child Support Order: When Child Support Isn’t Paid

Child support is a financial obligation usually placed on a non-custodial parent to provide a certain amount of monetary support to the custodial parent, which is to be used for the benefit of a child. In 2013, the average amount of child support paid each month was between $250 and $300, amounting to more than [..]

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