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Representing yourself in your divorce? Here’s help.

If you’d like to handle your own divorce or have child support set or modified, the South Carolina judicial department has forms available to help. Filing for your divorce The judicial department has provided forms and instructions for self-represented litigants in South Carolina.  The judicial website is www.sccourts.org.  From the judicial department home page, under [..]

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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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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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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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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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Jail Time If You Don’t Pay Your Child Support

In South Carolina, noncustodial parents can be given jail time for failing to make child support payments on time and in full. Under the law, child support payments could be as little as five days late, and a custodial parent can ask a civil court to force the noncustodial parent to pay. If the noncustodial [..]

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What Is The Responsible Father Registry?

In South Carolina, there is a registry known as the Responsible Father Registry, where those men who believe, or know, that they are the father of a child that is born out of wedlock can register as the father or possible father, thereby preserving their rights to be notified in the event that the child [..]

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When A Father’s Rights Need To Be Removed

Sometimes the saying “mother knows best” really does ring true. There are some family situations where things are better for a child, and everyone else involved, if the father were not allowed to come around the child or have rights to the child. There are a number of reasons why a mother might be interested [..]

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Three Steps for Fathers Seeking Visitation

Many fathers want to play an active role in their child’s life. They want to have a real relationship with their child, spend quality time with their child on a consistent basis, and want to be a responsible parent. Being an unwed father isn’t always easy. The child’s mother might be difficult or may not [..]

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What Can A DUI Mean For Child Custody?

You love your children, and if you are divorcing or separating from your child’s other parent, you understand the strain that a child custody battle can place on you emotionally. You may be stressed by fears that you will not get the child custody arrangement that you want, or maybe there is something in your [..]

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