Adultery in South Carolina

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

My spouse committed adultery; will he/she have to pay alimony?  How do I prove adultery?  How will adultery affect my case? You do not automatically receive alimony if your spouse commits adultery, but it is a factor in the Court’s determination.  On the other hand, it is important to note that committing adultery is an absolute bar to […]

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Grounds for Divorce in South Carolina

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

What are the grounds for divorce in South Carolina?  How do I prove a ground for divorce? A continuous separation of twelve months (or more) is the most common ground for a divorce in the state of South Carolina.  Other grounds include; habitual drunkenness, adultery, physical abuse, and desertion.  The court requires that any of […]

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Child Custody Blog – Breaking Down the Factors

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

How is child custody really determined? On my primary custody page as well as my Blog, we discuss the statutory factors a Judge considers when determining the best interests of the child in child custody cases.   The seventeen (17) factors are listed in SC Code 63-15-240 (B). Is one custody factor more important than others? […]

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

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

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  

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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