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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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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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South Carolina Simple Divorce

South Carolina offers an option to divorcing couples to obtain a “simple divorce,” also referred to as an expedited divorce. A simple divorce is effectively a do-it-yourself divorce, meaning you will undergo the divorce without the help of an attorney. A simple divorce is well suited for couples that know their relationship is over and [..]

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Varying Degrees of Parental Alienation

When a parent makes suggestions or attempts to brainwash a child into believing that his or her other parent is a bad parent, and that the child’s life would be better if all ties with that parent were severed, it is considered an act of parental alienation, and it is detrimental to the relationship between [..]

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Parental Alienation: The Disproportionate Impact on Fathers

When parents fight over child custody, a phenomenon can occur called parental alienation. Parental alienation in its most extreme form occurs when one parent attempts to brainwash, or program a child against the other parent. The child develops a hatred for the targeted parent of the alienation, which causes a huge rift between the targeted [..]

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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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Getting What You Want Out Of Your Divorce

Divorce can be a very difficult time in a person’s life, and a sad, but integral part of divorce is that you are going to lose something. Its the nature of divorce. You might lose physical property, financial assets, or even time with your children, all things that will be sorely missed. That’s why you [..]

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Unexpected Consequences of Not Paying Child Support

There are numerous consequences for failing to pay child support. The most well-known consequences include: Court Could Issue a Warrant. A failure to pay outstanding child support payments can land you in jail, strap you with fines, or both. The warrant can be criminal in nature, meaning that you have broken the law, or civil [..]

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Helping Your Children Deal With Your Divorce

(Part 2 of 2) Divorce is a tough time for every family, but it can be especially hard for the children involved. Below are a few more tips for divorcing parents who are trying to help their child cope with divorce. Answer questions to the best of your ability and listen carefully. Your kids will [..]

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