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

Sexually Explicit Images: The Dangers of Cell Phones

Today’s teens have lived with the internet their entire lives. As middle-schoolers and, sometimes, those in elementary school receive their first cell phone, some of the first apps they download are Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp, and other social media platforms.  With the advent of these online messaging services, there are now more opportunities for adult sexual predators to harass and abuse minors. South Read More

What are the Advantages of Divorce Mediation?

In most South Carolina counties, mediation is a requirement for divorcing couples. There are some exceptions to this, such as cases in which there is already an agreement, but most of the time, the spouses will have to go to a mediator first before the case goes to court. The hope is that the outstanding issues can be resolved, and a settlement can be reached without the need for costly and protracted Read More

Protecting your Assets During a Divorce

Getting divorced will impact your finances in numerous ways. Whenever you go from supporting one household to two on the same overall income, you can expect to have some financial challenges. The situation can be mitigated, however, if you are proactive and take steps ahead of time to protect your assets. Here are several helpful tips for protecting your assets during a divorce: Understand your Entire Financial Read More