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Step-Parent and Family Adoptions – Greenville and Upstate South Carolina

June 02, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Family Law Blog   |   0 Comments

Greenville and Upstate South Carolina – Family Court – Step-Parent Adoptions In South Carolina, the Adoption Statute can be complex but there is some simplicity when you have a Step-Parent who wants to adopt a Step-Child.  We call these Step-Parent Adoptions and I summarize the process below: Consent of the Blood-Parent – The most important […]

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Uncontested Divorce – Greenville South Carolina

January 18, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   child custody,Divorce,Family Law Blog,Visitation   |   0 Comments

Uncontested Divorce – South Carolina An uncontested divorce is one where the parties do not fight in Court and simply need to be divorced legally. In this blog I will list the three (3) main scenarios when I deal with an uncontested divorce and then what it means for hiring an attorney. 1. Scenario One […]

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Termination of Parental Rights (TPR) – Family Law – South Carolina

September 07, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Family Law Blog   |   0 Comments

(Involuntary) Termination of Parental Rights – Family Law – South Carolina Termination of parental rights is a rather complex issue and often comes up in Department of Social Services (DSS) cases.   In this blog, I will focus on some of the more typical issues encountered. Grounds for Termination of Parental Rights If a parent’s rights […]

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VA Disability Benefits

December 18, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Divorce,Family Law Blog   |   0 Comments

VA Disability Benefits When it comes to Child Support and Divorce (Alimony and Equitable Distribution) case a common issue is U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs‘ disability benefits and the extent to which they are divisible by the Court. In this Blog, I will break down my understanding of the issue. I say “my understanding” as […]

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South Carolina Domestic Violence Reform Act

September 14, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   0 Comments

South Carolina Domestic Violence Reform Act On June 4, 2015, Governor Nikki Haley signed the South Carolina Domestic Violence Reform Act into law.  The law drastically changes South Carolina domestic violence law.  I have updated my domestic violence webpage to reflect the primary changes, but it can also be found below: Definition – On or […]

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Child Support FAQs – Greenville, SC – Child Custody

April 21, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   child custody,Divorce,Family Law Blog,Visitation   |   0 Comments

Child Support Frequently Asked Questions – by Child Custody Attorney Brian P. Johnson, Esq. 1. How is child support determined? To determine how much child support you may have to pay or be entitled to receive, first you must figure out if the visiting/secondary parent (if any) has more than 109 overnights with the child/children. […]

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Grandparent (and Non-parent) Rights in South Carolina

February 11, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   child custody,Divorce,Family Law Blog,Visitation   |   0 Comments

Grandparent (and Non-parent) Rights in South Carolina While the law gives great deference to parents of children, grandparents (and others) can get visitation and custody rights to children in certain situations.  I will breakdown the most common below: De Facto Custodian (SC Code 63-15-60) – A De Facto Custodian is someone who is shown to […]

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SC Family Court Mediation

December 23, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   child custody,Divorce,Family Law Blog,Visitation   |   0 Comments

SC Family Court Mediation What is Mediation? Family Court mediation is best described as a negotiation where the parties attempt to resolve the contested issues in their case.   Most mediations have the parties go into separate rooms while the mediator (see below) goes back and forth as the negotiation progresses. Mediation is also known to […]

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Greenville, SC – Family Court – Financial Declarations

November 10, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   child custody,Divorce,Family Law Blog,Visitation   |   0 Comments

Greenville, SC – Family Court – Financial Declarations Did you know that your appearance in Family Court in Greenville, SC or statewide will likely require the submission of a Financial Declaration? Rule 20 of the South Carolina Rules of Family Court requires a submission of a Financial Declaration whenever “the financial condition of a party is […]

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Greenville, SC – Domestic Violence Awareness Event

September 29, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   0 Comments

Greenville, SC – Domestic Violence Awareness Event I am going to be one of the speakers at a Domestic Violence Awareness Event in Greenville, South Carolina, on October 17, 2014.  At the Event, I will be speaking on domestic violence from a criminal defense attorney’s point of view.  Please feel free to join us, the […]

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