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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...
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...
01
MAY
2014

Charleston Family Court Lawyer | Can I Be Reimbursed for my Attorney’s Fees?

Let’s be frank: most people’s idea of a good time is not spending thousands of dollars on a Charleston Family Court lawyer. Most people, when spending thousands of dollars on anything, want it to be on something tangible, or something fun, like a new car, a vacation,...
14
APR
2014

Charleston Family Court Attorney | The Perils of Self-Representation

As a Charleston Family Court attorney, I’ve encountered many potential clients who are either attempting to represent themselves in Family Court or have already finished represented themselves in a Family Court case. Each of these types encounter problems with the...

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