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

Divorce in the New Year

The start of a new year is a time when many of us take the opportunity to reevaluate our lives and see if we’re living in the healthiest and most fulfilling way we can. When the holiday season is full of fighting, rather than feelings of togetherness, we find that many people decide the new year might be the right time to consider a divorce.  If you find yourself in that boat, a knowledgeable South Carolina family Read More

Case Addresses Claims of Habitual Intoxication as Basis for Divorce

In an opinion recently issued by the South Carolina Court of Appeals, the justices considered the claims of a woman who alleged that she should be granted a divorce based on her husband’s habitual intoxication. The case in question is Miteva v. Robinson. The case centers on a couple who were married in 2007 and who filed for divorce in 2011. The couple had no children together, but each had their own children from Read More

Using Contempt Sanctions to Enforce Family Court Orders

As we discussed in a prior post on this blog, South Carolina family courts issue orders on a wide range of subjects to bring the judge’s decisions into effect. Even after the judge has spoken on a particular matter and issued orders which are legally binding on the parties, some people still refuse to do as they were instructed by the court. One of the most powerful methods of forcing parties to comply with court Read More