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Who gets to claim the children on taxes? 

February 13, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   child custody,Divorce,Family Law Blog,Visitation   |   0 Comments

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   |   0 Comments

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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Joint Physical Custody in South Carolina

January 16, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   child custody,Family Law Blog,Visitation   |   0 Comments

Joint Physical Custody in South Carolina   Many parents are interested in dividing the responsibility and time equally with a child.  This is often referred to as shared custody, shared placement or joint physical custody.  In a shared custody arrangement, the child spends an equal amount of time at each parent’s home. How likely am I […]

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Guardian ad Litem in South Carolina Family Court

January 05, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   child custody,Family Law Blog,Visitation   |   0 Comments

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   |   0 Comments

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   |   0 Comments

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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Child Custody Blog – Breaking Down the Factors

July 13, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   child custody,Divorce,Family Law Blog,Visitation   |   0 Comments

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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Uncontested Divorce Greenville SC

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

Uncontested Divorce Greenville SC 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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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 Rights in South Carolina

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

Grandparent 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 have been […]

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