Does Cheating Matter in a South Carolina Divorce?

Look at any list of the top reasons for divorce, and adultery is likely to be near the top of the list. Regardless of the reason a spouse has filed for divorce, a no-fault divorce can be filed as long as the spouses have lived apart for at least a year. Purportedly, this timeline exists so spouses can either work out their differences or fully decide to divorce.  There might be a quicker way for your divorce to go Read More

Can a South Carolina Divorce be Reversed?

At some point during your marriage, things took a turn for the worse and you and your spouse decided that it was best to part ways. You hired lawyers, went through the South Carolina divorce process and got your final divorce decree from the court. As time went on, however, you both decided that you wanted to reconcile and give your marriage a second chance. This time around, you hope it will be different. With Read More

Developing Parenting Plans for Special Needs Children

When you and your spouse were together, you both did your part to parent your special needs child to the best of your abilities. You didn’t think about sharing the work equally or who did what; you hopefully both stepped up as much as possible to ensure your child was happy and healthy. Now that you’re no longer together, however, you need to determine how you will share responsibilities. The details of the shared Read More

Your DUI Arrest MUST Be Videotaped

For many people, it’s the most unwelcome sight on a Friday or Saturday night. After having a few too many drinks, they make the decision to get behind the wheel of their car and drive home. When they are just a couple of minutes away, the flashing blue lights illuminate their rear-view mirror. Their stomach sinks and their mind starts racing.  What Does the Law Require of Police Officers? What many people Read More

Sexually Explicit Images: The Dangers of Cell Phones

Today’s teens have lived with the internet their entire lives. As middle-schoolers and, sometimes, those in elementary school receive their first cell phone, some of the first apps they download are Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp, and other social media platforms.  With the advent of these online messaging services, there are now more opportunities for adult sexual predators to harass and abuse minors. South Read More

What are the Advantages of Divorce Mediation?

In most South Carolina counties, mediation is a requirement for divorcing couples. There are some exceptions to this, such as cases in which there is already an agreement, but most of the time, the spouses will have to go to a mediator first before the case goes to court. The hope is that the outstanding issues can be resolved, and a settlement can be reached without the need for costly and protracted Read More

Protecting your Assets During a Divorce

Getting divorced will impact your finances in numerous ways. Whenever you go from supporting one household to two on the same overall income, you can expect to have some financial challenges. The situation can be mitigated, however, if you are proactive and take steps ahead of time to protect your assets. Here are several helpful tips for protecting your assets during a divorce: Understand your Entire Financial Read More

Do I Still Have to Pay Child Support if I Lost my Job because of COVID-19?

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the closure of tens of thousands of “non-essential” businesses, and millions of Americans have been laid off or furloughed. Many who have lost their jobs have been able to get unemployment benefits, but some do not qualify, and for some, unemployment is not nearly enough to make up for the income they have lost. For many small business owners who have been forced to close Read More

How will Parenting Plans be Impacted by the Coronavirus Lockdown?

The COVID-19 outbreak has been especially hard on families. Many parents have lost their jobs, while others are working from home or still going to work in the “essential” jobs that may require long hours and a lot of overtime. The kids are also home from school and doing distance learning while all of this is going on. These schedule disruptions and other factors like travel restrictions could make it very Read More

South Carolinians Pulling Together During the COVID 19 Outbreak

The coronavirus pandemic has turned the whole world upside down in just a matter of weeks, and everyone has been impacted by it in some way or another. Hundreds of thousands of Americans have contracted the virus, and millions more have either been laid off from their jobs or started working from home. There are also many who are working on the front lines taking care of the sick and keeping our society Read More