Grandparent Rights in South Carolina

As family law attorneys in Charleston, we are often asked about whether our laws gives a grandparent rights in South Carolina. In this article, we explain a grandparent’s rights to visitation or custody in South Carolina. Also, we explain an important legal concept known as the psychological-parent doctrine. Lastly, we give pointers on how a grandparent … Read more

Child Support in South Carolina – Your Ultimate Guide to SC Law

As divorce lawyers in Charleston, South Carolina, we are frequently asked questions about the state’s child support laws. In this article, we explain what child support is in South Carolina, how it is calculated, the circumstances when the family court may order more or less than the child support guidelines, what happens if you don’t … Read more

Alimony in South Carolina – Your Ultimate Guide to SC’s Laws

Clients often ask our Charleston divorce lawyers some common questions about alimony in South Carolina. In this article, we will explain alimony, the types of alimony in South Carolina, how the family court calculates alimony, whether alimony can be changed (such as when you retire), and much more. In other words, we’ve compiled a list … Read more

How to Prove Adultery in South Carolina – A Guide to SC Law

As Charleston divorce lawyers, we’ve handled many cases that involve claims of adultery. In this article, we’ll explain what adultery is, how to prove adultery in South Carolina, whether there are punishments for committing adultery, what happens if you forgive your spouse for committing adultery, and what to do if you suspect your spouse is … Read more

How Long Does It Take to Get Divorced in South Carolina?

As divorce lawyers in Charleston, South Carolina, clients frequently ask how long it takes to get a divorce. In this article, we will explain how long it takes, the grounds for divorce in South Carolina, the procedure for getting a divorce in South Carolina, how to get a divorce in SC without waiting a year, … Read more

Which Parent Gets the Child Tax Exemption in a South Carolina?

As child support attorneys in Charleston, we’re often asked which parent gets to claim the kids on their tax return when the parties divorce. This article explains the general rule regarding which parent claims the exemption, whether the family court can decide which parent gets the exemption, what happens with exemptions while you are in … Read more

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

5 Tips for Working With Your South Carolina Divorce Lawyer

Working With Your Family Court Lawyer

One of the major problems in South Carolina’s family court is that many people try to over-simplify their situation. As family law attorneys in Charleston know, there are many aspects to a divorce, child custody, or child support case, and the more the attorney knows about your case, the better it is for you. Here … Read more