Bond Hearings in South Carolina

May 28, 2019  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Defense Blog  

Bond Hearings in South Carolina Denied bond at arrest by the Magistrate? Can’t afford to pay the bond amount ordered? You may want to consider filing for a bond review in Circuit Court. In this blog, I break down the process and factors for bond hearings in South Carolina. Denied bond at arrest by the […]

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Cocaine Base and Methamphetamine in SC

February 13, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Defense Blog  

Cocaine Base and Methamphetamine in SC – Penalties This is a breakdown of the penalties for cocaine base and methamphetamine in SC.  Included are the penalties for possession, distribution, possession with intent to distribute, manufacturing, and trafficking cocaine and methamphetamine. The full text of the South Carolina Code Section that contain this information is:  SECTION 44-53-375. […]

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Who gets to claim the children on taxes? 

February 13, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   child custody,Divorce,Family Law Blog,Visitation  

Who gets to claim the children on taxes?  Parents in child custody cases often have a desire to claim the tax dependency of their children.  The benefit of claiming a child is well known as it stands to increase your tax refund or decrease tax owed; however, my office gets many calls regarding the rules […]

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How do I modify Child Custody?

February 12, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   child custody,Family Law Blog,Visitation  

How do I modify Child Custody? Modification of Custody & Child Support Agreements A final order on child custody can be modified with proof of a substantial and material change in circumstances. What determines if a change is substantial and material? A substantial and material change is one that has a significant impact on the […]

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Does the Court favor the mother over the father in child custody cases?

January 16, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized  

Does the Court favor the mother over the father in child custody cases? No. In the past, the Courts employed a legal presumption referred to as the “Tender Year’s Doctrine.”  This Doctrine essentially states that it’s best to leave a child in his mother’s care during the early years of life.  However, this was repealed, […]

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