What is Temporary Relief in South Carolina?

Temporary relief is an interim, or "temporary," order from the court that addresses certain immediate circumstances until a more formal and permanent ruling can be reached. In family court cases, temporary hearings are often useful for addressing disputes about things such as visitation schedules, who gets to live in the marital home on a temporary basis, payment of ongoing bills, and financial support. Often, for Read More

Factors in Determining Custody in South Carolina

One of the most difficult decisions divorcing couples face is how and where their children will live. While you and your spouse can, and are encouraged to, determine child custody together, without intervention from the court, this is not always possible. When you and your spouse cannot agree regarding with whom your child will live and how visitation will work, the court will make that decision for you. How a Court Read More

Divorced Parents: Planning for Summer Vacation in South Carolina

Going through a divorce can be a very difficult and emotional experience. When divorce is accompanied by a question of how time with a shared child will be split, things can become even more challenging and contentious. How a child will spend their time during the summer months is one of the biggest questions that divorced parents may have to answer. If you are a divorced parent, here are some tips for planning your Read More

How Could the Use of Social Media Impact My Divorce Case?

It would be nice to think that what you do during your private time would be just that - private. However, when it comes to divorce in South Carolina, there is a variety of social media evidence that can be collected and used against you. And because most people today have a smartphone, tablet, and/or laptop, and are therefore more connected to the social world than ever before, there may be more evidence against you Read More

Do Children Have a Say in Custody in South Carolina?

When you are going through a divorce as a parent in South Carolina, with whom your children will permanently live, and how much visitation time will be allotted to the other parent, is a huge deal. For many parents, knowing which living and visitation arrangement is best for their child is both a confusing and an emotional matter, and in some cases, parents may wonder if it makes sense to ask their child(ren) what Read More

What is an Order of Protection and How May it Apply to Me?

An order of protection is a paper that is signed by a judge and tells your abuser to stop the abuse or face serious legal consequences.  It offers civil legal protection from domestic violence to both women and men.  You generally file for the order of protection in the county where you live or where the abuse happened.  When you need legal advice and representation in an order of protection, whether or not it’s Read More

Looking For A New Spartanburg Divorce Attorney

When you hire a divorce lawyer, you like to think that he or she will represent your best interests and stay with the case until the end. Unfortunately, lawyers sometimes terminate clients in the middle of a case. There are a number of reasons why this happens.  Some examples: ● Unforeseen conflict of interest ● Ethics violation ● Non-payment of fees ● A client who ceases communication or routinely disregards his or Read More

Should I stay in the family home during my divorce?

Should I Stay or Should I Go If you and your spouse have decided to pursue a divorce, you may be wondering if you should stay in the family home or move out. As with most things involving divorce, there isn’t always a clear-cut answer. Both of you are likely emotionally and financially invested in the home. So how do you decide whether to move out or wait until your spouse does? Safety Considerations You have two Read More

How Do I Protect My Credit During a Divorce?

Going through a divorce is already an emotional, stressful, time consuming, and expensive process. What can make the whole process even more difficult is walking away from your divorce with a credit score that you don’t recognize. The truth is, sharing credit with your spouse may be a great thing, but during a divorce, your soon to be ex’s financial decisions could adversely affect your financial picture. If you are Read More

Proof of Income If Self-Employed

One of the most important issues in a divorce or custody dispute is showing your income—and ensuring that your spouse accurately portrays his or her own income. If your spouse has a traditional, salaried position with a single company, then challenging their disclosures to the court regarding income will most likely be straightforward and easy to disprove with use of a W-2 or tax returns. However, when a spouse is Read More