What is Marital vs. Non-Marital Property in South Carolina?

As Charleston divorce attorneys, we are asked in every case what property is at stake. The short answer is that the family court will be asked to divide the marital property. The family court doesn’t have the authority (or “jurisdiction”) to divide the non-marital property. What is Marital Property in South Carolina? Marital property is … Read more

How to Divide a Pension in a South Carolina Divorce

As divorce attorneys in Charleston, we help spouses divide their marital assets and debts such as their home, their bank accounts, their credit card debts, and 401(k)’s and IRAs. Pensions, either vested or unvested, are also marital assets that must be divided. Dividing a pension isn’t as straightforward as dividing a 401(k) or IRA for … Read more

How Do You Determine the Value of a Business in a South Carolina Divorce?

As divorce lawyers practicing in Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkeley counties, we often have cases where one of the spouses owns a business or is otherwise self-employed.  Generally, businesses or ownership interests are subject to division in the family court, just as any other piece of real or personal property, or financial accounts. First, it must … Read more