Avoid These Behaviors that Make Divorce More Expensive

Depending upon how it's handled, divorce can be emotionally exhausting and expensive.  Even couples who manage to separate on relatively good terms will necessarily learn about the high costs associated with divorce, from the basic cost of filing for divorce to the expense of maintaining a new household separate from your spouse. While some expense is inevitable, there are certain ways that parties to a divorce can Read More

During a Divorce, Is Fighting to Keep the House In Your Best Interest?

When you’re in the process of getting a divorce, you’re facing a number of changes all at once. You may be tempted to fight to hold onto as many pieces as you can of the life you had before, and remaining in the place you are used to calling home can understandably bring comfort during a time of chaos. You may even wish to stay in your house for the sake of your children. However, when working through a division of Read More

Can I have my South Carolina Marriage Annulled?

While an uncommon way to end a marriage, annulment is an alternative to obtaining a divorce that is sometimes available. There are limited grounds in South Carolina upon which a marriage may be annulled. Read on for more detail on the reasons to consider an annulment, as well as the laws on when you may annul a marriage. How is annulment different from divorce? When a marriage is annulled, the marriage is seen in Read More

Holidays for the Divorced Co-Parent

The holidays may be the most challenging time to share custody of your children with a former spouse or partner. Both parents and families wish to spend these special days with their children, but usually only one parent gets to do it each year. If this is your first year after a divorce or split, the holidays can be a very lonely time, in addition to the stresses of sharing custody. By focusing on providing your Read More

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