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

Do I Still Have to Pay Child Support if I Lost my Job because of COVID-19?

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the closure of tens of thousands of “non-essential” businesses, and millions of Americans have been laid off or furloughed. Many who have lost their jobs have been able to get unemployment benefits, but some do not qualify, and for some, unemployment is not nearly enough to make up for the income they have lost. For many small business owners who have been forced to close Read More

How will Parenting Plans be Impacted by the Coronavirus Lockdown?

The COVID-19 outbreak has been especially hard on families. Many parents have lost their jobs, while others are working from home or still going to work in the “essential” jobs that may require long hours and a lot of overtime. The kids are also home from school and doing distance learning while all of this is going on. These schedule disruptions and other factors like travel restrictions could make it very Read More

South Carolinians Pulling Together During the COVID 19 Outbreak

The coronavirus pandemic has turned the whole world upside down in just a matter of weeks, and everyone has been impacted by it in some way or another. Hundreds of thousands of Americans have contracted the virus, and millions more have either been laid off from their jobs or started working from home. There are also many who are working on the front lines taking care of the sick and keeping our society Read More

The Benefits of Creating a Divorce Journal

When you are going through a divorce, the process will inevitably put a great deal of demand on your time, energy, and focus. There are emotional issues that need to be confronted - the issues that triggered the divorce as well as the feelings you are dealing with as it is happening - as well as legal issues such as who will receive what property, which parent gets custody of the children, child support, and alimony. Read More

Division of Assets for Divorcees with Small Businesses

During a divorce, dividing the marital estate is one of the most important areas that needs to be resolved. This, of course, can be a very challenging issue as finances tend to trigger strong emotions. As part of the process, divorcing spouses will need to identify, evaluate, and divide all marital property. For some assets, this is fairly simple and straightforward. For example, if you have a joint bank account Read More

New Year’s Resolutions for Those Facing Divorce

Each year, divorce rates go up significantly in the month of January. This is partially because some couples who have decided to dissolve their marriages choose to wait before filing until the holidays are over. In other cases, the stress of the holidays pushes an already troubled marriage to the point where spouses decide it is time to end it. Whatever the reason, the new year can provide an opportunity to finally Read More

The Surprising Financial Benefits of Getting Divorced

Most of us of are aware that divorce impacts virtually every area of your financial life. When assets are divided, major issues will need to be resolved, such as who will own the marital home, how the rest of the property will be divided, how much child support will be paid, and how much alimony (if any) the lesser earning spouse will be entitled to receive. Clearly, how you and your spouse decide to resolve these Read More