Guardian ad Litem in South Carolina Family Court

January 05, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   child custody,Family Law Blog,Visitation  

The Guardian ad Litem in South Carolina Family Court What is a Guardian ad Litem? In the Family Court of South Carolina, a Guardian ad Litem (often referred to simply as the “Guardian”) is someone appointed by a Judge to represent the interests of minor children in contested child custody and visitation cases.  The Guardian ad litem essentially […]

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What are my rights as a Mother in South Carolina?

October 06, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   child custody,Divorce,Family Law Blog,Visitation  

What are my rights as a Mother in South Carolina? As an unmarried Mother, you have total rights to your child, and you can allow the child’s Father or relatives to see him or her (or not to) at your discretion.  However, if you prevent the Father from having contact with the child without a […]

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What are my rights as a Father in South Carolina?

October 06, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   child custody,Divorce,Family Law Blog,Visitation  

What are my rights as Father in South Carolina? As an unmarried Father, you have no legal rights to your child until you are declared as the Father by the Family Court. Until then, the Mother can allow you to see him or her (or not to) at her discretion. However, if you are prevented […]

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South Carolina Family Court Appeals and Post-Trial Motions

August 13, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   child custody,Divorce,Family Law Blog  

South Carolina Family Court Appeals and Post-Trial Motions My case is over, but I’m unsatisfied with the result. Do I have options? If you are reading this blog, your case is likely over, but you’re unhappy with the outcome.  The Court has very strict rules that you must follow when challenging a decision. It is […]

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What happens to the house when you get divorced?

August 13, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Divorce,Family Law Blog  

What happens to the house when you get divorced? Am I entitled to half of the house?  Yes, as long as the house is marital property. Marital property is defined as all real and personal property acquired during the marriage.  It is irrelevant whose name the home is in because it is still considered marital […]

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