Common Mistakes Spouses Make During Their Divorce

Right now, things are tough. You thought you would spend the rest of your life with your spouse when you walked down the aisle, and now you’re getting a divorce. Your kids are having a hard time processing what’s happening and feel like their whole world is crashing down around them. Everyone is emotionally fragile right now and not acting like their normal selves in these unusual circumstances. Divorce can be Read More

Types of Restraining Orders Available in South Carolina

In cases where someone is being abused, threatened, or stalked, South Carolinians can obtain a legal order from Family Court or Magistrate Court to help secure the safety of themselves and their children. South Carolina offers two main types of restraining orders, both of which are slightly different (and often misunderstood or conflated).  An Order of Protection is issued by the Family Court and protects you from Read More

Holiday Travel and Custody Issues During COVID-19

COVID-19 has made child custody issues much more complicated this year. To keep everyone in your family safe, you and your ex may have had to comply with the rules imposed by your local and state governments as well as the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As the holidays are upon us, however, you are going to need to figure out how you can spend as much time with your kids as Read More

What You Need to Know About Bench Warrants in South Carolina

When you learn about an active warrant out against you, it’s completely normal to transform into a ball of stress, anxiety, and panic. This is because, like most people, you probably assume you have a warrant out for your arrest. However, there is a type of warrant that is not directly of a criminal nature, and that is known as a “bench warrant.” How Do Bench Warrants Work? When you have a bench warrant out against Read More

Should You Really Take a Plea Bargain in Your Criminal Case?

Despite what you see on TV or in the movies, the vast majority of criminal charges do not result in a lengthy trial. In fact, around 90 percent of criminal allegations are settled through a deal between the prosecution (government) and the defense. Despite this lopsided statistic, though, it is not always the best decision to take a plea bargain if you are facing criminal charges. This blog will offer some Read More

My Ex Won’t Abide by Custody Arrangements, What Do I Do?

Going through the child custody process was overwhelming, emotionally taxing and stressful for you and your children. But once you or the judge worked out an arrangement, it gave you some relief. You had legal documents explaining exactly how custody and visitation would work, and at any time you could request to modify them if circumstances substantially changed. Now, however, your ex is not following your Read More

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