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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...
02
JUN
2014

Charleston Divorce Attorneys | The Ins and Outs of Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial agreements are an under-utilized tool for reducing the conflict and cost associated with divorce. The reasons that prenups are so rare are easy to discern: they take the “romance” out of divorce, they can be expensive and time-consuming to obtain, they are...
10
DEC
2013
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Charleston Divorce Attorney: Can I Change My Name When I Get Divorced?

I got a phone call the other day from a woman whose husband I had represented in their recent divorce. She represented herself in the divorce, so I suppose she didn’t know who else to turn to, but now two years after the divorce she wanted to know if the Decree of Divorce...
18
NOV
2013
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Charleston Divorce: Can One Lawyer Represent Both Parties in a Divorce?

We get asked if we can represent both husband and wife in a Charleston divorce with surprising frequency. Largely, it seems, the question comes from a misunderstanding over what it means for a lawyer to “represent” somebody; what they are really meaning to ask is if...
03
NOV
2013
Charleston Divorce | Served With Papers

The Six Steps to Take When You’ve Been Served With Divorce Papers.

Our firm meets with a great many people who are in various stages of the divorce process. We meet with people who haven’t decided whether they even want a divorce, but who just want to know what to expect if and when they do decide to move forward. We meet with people who...
30
OCT
2013
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Charleston Divorce Lawyers: Reduction of Alimony in South Carolina

The payment of alimony, particularly permanent alimony, is almost always an unpleasant task for the supporting spouse, so it is no surprise that the reduction of alimony is a hot-button topic.This article examines those circumstances under which a supporting spouse is entitled...
03
JUN
2013
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Charleston Divorce Lawyers: South Carolina’s Mandatory Reporting Laws

Charleston Divorce Lawyers: South Carolina’s Mandatory Reporting Laws The whole country has been following the sad and almost unbelievable story coming out of Penn State University of their football program since last November. If, for some reason you have not, the football...
02
JUN
2013
Charleston Divorce Lawyers | Standard Visitation

Charleston Divorce Lawyers: The Standard Visitation Generation

Our Charleston divorce lawyers have seen at least one generation of children grow up with the “standard visitation” regimen of living with Mom and spending “every other weekend” with Dad. Children did not like it, still don’t like it, and have...
02
JUN
2013
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Charleston Divorce Attorney: The Fifth Amendment and Family Court

You have probably kept up with the current news that the IRS Commissioner has invoked her rights under the Fifth Amendment in declining to testify before Congress (see full story here). What does the Fifth Amendment mean for you in your custody case, your alimony case, or your...

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