There comes a point in almost every family court case when the client and divorce attorney Charleston SC disagree on the next steps to take. These disagreements may only be over minor issues and they can be optimal times to flesh out important points of the case and strategize, but they can also be the source of much conflict if expectations are not set in advance. Every attorney has had a client bemoan that “you are supposed to be on my side.” What we as family law attorneys want you to know is that we are! We want you to get everything you have asked for. That is our role as an advocat [Read more…]
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Any Charleston SC divorce lawyer will tell you that there is an extraordinary amount of stress and uncertainty that comes along with co-parenting and complying with court orders during any type of natural disaster, particularly when evacuations are ordered and each parent would have time with the children during the evacuation days.
During hurricane season, parents often inquire as to what their rights are with regards to their ability to evacuate with the children. While these questions are never easy to answer, there a few things you can do to ensure your safety, your child’s safety, and y [Read more…]
Custody is generally the most important issue people face when first meeting with Charleston SC divorce attorneys. So in any situation in which a divorcing couple has children, an exploration of the different types of custody is the first topic of conversation.
Joint custody is frequently the type of custody potential clients want to discuss first in our consultations, as the laws and courts in South Carolina have slowly come to view it more favorably. As with any [Read more…]
The quality of the attorney-client relationship in a divorce case is of the utmost importance to achieving a favorable result for the client. Keeping that relationship high quality requires give and take by both the Charleston divorce attorney and the client. Follow these rules to help keep your costs down and improve the results of your case.
1) Tell your Charleston divorce attorney the truth.
You cannot be helped by someone who does not have all the facts or who has the wrong facts. The very last thing you want to see is your lawyer embarrassed, for you or by [Read more…]
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 issue of child support.
Unlike with some other divorce-related topics, there is a fair amount of credible information on the web regarding South Carolina child support (we have discussed the topic on this website on a number of occasions, [Read more…]
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 name with a parent who has been entirely absent from the child’s life. The child may feel that he or she is different or apart from close family members, siblings, and [Read more…]