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05
FEB
2014
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West Ashley Divorce Lawyers | Eight Things You Should Know About Appearing or Testifying in Court

As West Ashley divorce lawyers, we are frequently asked by nervous clients how they should look and act when giving testimony on the stand. Our advice in this regard usually varies from client to client, but I recently came upon a pamphlet produced by the Ninth Circuit...
16
JAN
2014
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Charleston Divorce Attorney: How Do Family Courts Enforce Their Orders?

If you are living under a Family Court Order – whether the order covers alimony, child support, custody and visitation, property division, restraining orders, or any combination of these – your Charleston divorce attorney should have thoroughly warned about the powers of the...
12
DEC
2013
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Divorce Lawyers in Charleston |Text Messages in Family Court

Making changes to procedural rules can sometimes create unpredicted after-affects, which can take some time to become apparent. The South Carolina Supreme Court changed the rules regarding temporary hearings just over a year ago, the most important change being that they set a...
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...
09
DEC
2013
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Charleston Divorce: Can I Withhold Visitation From a Parent Who Is Behind on Child Support?

Every day we see custodial parents who are pushed to the brink by unpaid child support obligations. The child support system in South Carolina can be slow, and it certainly is imperfect, so it can seem to a parent struggling because of unpaid support that the system doesn’t...
06
DEC
2013
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Charleston Family Court Lawyers: Can I Date During Divorce?

Hands down, no contest, the most frequently asked question of Charleston Family Court lawyers at initial consultation is “when can I date”? Sometimes, the question is posed more subtly, such as inquiring about going out socially in groups or wanting to know more about...
26
NOV
2013

Divorce Lawyers in Charleston SC: Should I Leave the House?

One of the most common questions asked of divorce lawyers in Charleston SC is “should I leave the house?”  The decision as to who stays and who goes from the marital home can be complicated by a number of different factors: Is personal safety an issue? A marriage...
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...
12
NOV
2013
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Charleston Divorce Lawyer: “Aggressive” or Problem Solver?

So, I try to keep up with the legal blogs being written by other divorce attorneys in Charleston, both as a means of not only keeping myself abreast of developments in the local legal community but also as a means of keeping my mind open to new and different ways to think about...
10
NOV
2013
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Charleston Divorce: Child Visitation with Skype and Facetime

NPR recently did an interesting piece about infants and toddlers and the increasing screen time they receive in our tech-driven world. Suffice to say, doctors, parenting specialists, and others in the know all universally agree: passive screen time (movies, shows, games, etc.)...

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