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FEB
2017
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Divorce Lawyer Charleston SC | Child Support for High Income Parents

Most people who are in the early stages of searching for a divorce lawyer in Charleston, SC do some internet research before they start actually reaching out to attorneys. If those people are also parents, one of the first topics they are likely to do internet research on is the...
19
JAN
2017
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Charleston SC Family Lawyers | How to Change Your Name

Charleston SC family lawyers are called upon to assist our clients in having their names changed in three different situations: 1. Having a child’s name changed. The most common scenario in which a parent may wish to change a child’s name is when the child shares a...
05
DEC
2016
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Charleston Divorce Lawyers | 3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Represent Yourself

The decision to represent one’s own interests in court proceedings is never an easy one. Watching the drama play out in the unfolding Dylan Roof trial is a reminder of this. Mr. Roof, a white supremacist accused of perpetrating the horrifying Mother Emanuel shootings,...
15
NOV
2016

Divorce Lawyer Charleston SC | Dividing Retirement Accounts

Dividing Retirement Accounts | Divorce Lawyer Charleston SC One very common type of asset that people will need to divide when they go through a divorce is their retirement accounts. While this seems, and can be fairly straightforward, you will need the assistance of a divorce...
07
NOV
2016
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Charleston Divorce Attorneys | Guardians ad Litem and Custody Cases

As Charleston divorce attorneys, one common question that we get from our clients regarding the divorce process is: What is a Guardian ad Litem? A Guardian ad Litem (commonly referred to as a GAL) is a third party person in your case that investigates facts and circumstances...
14
SEP
2014
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Charleston Family Court Lawyers | Child Support After Emancipation

Charleston Family Court lawyers are frequently asked about the possibility of extending child support obligations beyond the age of emancipation, which, in South Carolina, is 18 or upon graduation from high school, whichever is latest, but never past age 19. Frequently, the...
06
JUL
2014
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Charleston Divorce Attorney | Custody and Military Deployment

A recent custody case in Michigan highlighted the perils that military parents may face when involved in a custody matter, particularly when on deployment.  In that case, Matthew Hindes, active-duty Navy personnel who was deployed on a submarine in the Pacific Ocean, was...
02
JUL
2014
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Charleston Family Court Lawyer | Proving Physical Cruelty

South Carolina can be a dangerous place for a married or cohabiting woman. This state has a particularly rotten and well-deserved reputation for being a den of domestic violence. Every year, it seems South Carolina ranks #1 in the country for men killing women. As a Charleston...
30
JUN
2014
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Charleston Divorce Lawyer | Custody and a Child’s Preference

Custody disputes can be among the most difficult cases for a Charleston divorce lawyer to handle. The difficulty is often compounded by the family tensions that existed long before the client ever walked in the door, tensions that are often multiplied by either a lack of or...
06
JUN
2014

Charleston Family Court Attorney | What Happens at the Final Hearing?

Ed. note: This article presupposes a “final hearing” to be one in which the parties are placing an agreement on the record with the Family Court, and are proceeding with a divorce based on one year’s separation. A “final hearing” may also refer to a...

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