Seeking Custody of your Grandchildren

In a previous post, we discussed the legal standard for obtaining court-ordered visitation with your grandchildren as a grandparent in South Carolina. However, if your child has become an unfit parent to your grandchildren, or conditions exist in your grandchild’s home that have left you deeply concerned about their well-being, there are circumstances under which you as a grandparent can obtain primary custody of Read More

Obtaining Legal Protection from an Abuser in South Carolina

Sometimes a marriage or other live-in relationship can go from bad to worse, fast. If you feel unsafe in your home, or fear that your partner or spouse’s anger may become violent, don’t wait to become a victim before seeking help. Read on to learn about ways that the legal system can protect you from violence in South Carolina, and contact us for a consultation if you feel unsafe. Types of Protecting Orders In Read More

What Rights Do South Carolina Grandparents Have to Visitation With their Grandchildren?

Having a loving, close relationship with your grandchildren can be one of life’s greatest joys. Perhaps your relationship with your child has become distant or acrimonious, and you are no longer able to see your grandchildren as a result. Or perhaps your child is no longer in the picture because of imprisonment or death, and your grandchildren’s other parent is not allowing you to maintain a relationship with your Read More

What requirements must be met for your prenuptial agreement to be valid in South Carolina?

No one wants to have to find out whether their prenuptial agreement will hold up in court. However, if you have had the foresight to enter into a prenuptial agreement with a future spouse, or are currently considering one, it’s best to know how to approach it in a way that would ensure its enforceability should you find yourself in family court litigation down the road. Below we’ve outlined some of the red flags in Read More

Family Court Awards Permanent Alimony to Husband where Misconduct and Lower Standard of Living after Separation were Present

Did you know alimony wasn’t exclusive to wives? How about that marital fault and length of marriage are factors a court considers in determining alimony awards? Although not the first time, a recent South Carolina Court of Appeal decision recently utilized the above and found that a husband was entitled to permanent, not rehabilitative, alimony, reversing a family court decision to the contrary. In Ricigliano v. Read More