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.) for children two years and younger has a negative impact [Read more…]
Not surprisingly, we field questions about the cost of divorce in our office every day. Frequently, these queries come in the form of cold calls — an unidentified caller, without providing the most basic of information about himself or herself, expects our office support staff to provide an exact price for a divorce, as if he or she were shopping for some tangible commodity, like toothpaste. Perhaps even less surprisingly, none of these “price-shoppers” have ever become a client of the firm.
The process of providing a potential client with detailed information as to the [Read more…]
It’s fall in the Charleston County Family Court.
Fall brings relief in so many ways: a little breeze here and there, not quite so much sun, and the anticipation of cool nights with maybe even a sweater or two being brought out! The breeze has been blowing through the Charleston County Family Court, as well, with changes in practice Rules, public airing of one adoption case, and a change in focus in some cases, whether they be alimony cases, child support cases, custody case, or any combination [Read more…]
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 suffered under this routine. What do children say when asked about this routine, which includes sharing holidays, travelling distances, splitting summers, and all the rest? Many of them are young adults now and they are not shy about their opinions:
1) They hate travelling on holidays. [Read more…]