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Three Ways Social Media Can Wreak Havoc in Your Divorce Case

Posted by J. Benjamin Stevens | Mar 08, 2017 | 0 Comments

It's a rare occurrence these days when we do not have to address social media in a client's divorce or child custody case. It used to be almost an afterthought at the end of an initial client meeting. Now, due to the prevalence of social media in our society (all the way to the White House, even!), the "social media talk" is often the very first thing we have to talk about with our clients.

Three Tips to Ensure Your High Asset Divorce Does Not Equal a High-Conflict Divorce

Posted by J. Benjamin Stevens | Feb 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

After watching shows like The Kardashians or The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, it's no wonder that the general public believes that the more property or money you have, the more contentious and expensive a divorce will be. However, not every high asset divorce has to be that way. In fact, by following some of these tips, it's possible to have a fairly smooth divorce even when there's a lot of money or property involved.

Do You Really Need To Hire An Attorney?

Posted by J. Benjamin Stevens | Feb 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you’re facing a change in your marriage and family life, you’re not alone. The best thing you can do is to find out what your options are, and learn how to protect yourself, your assets, and/or your children. One of the most common questions someone in this situation asks is, "Do I really need to hire an attorney to represent me?"

March 2016 – Helpful Family Law Insights

Posted by J. Benjamin Stevens | Mar 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Our March 2016 newsletter, Helpful Family Law Insights, was published today. This month's featured article was Tips for Parents Relocating With Children After Divorce in South Carolina. Read that and the other articles in this edition by clicking the image below. Sign up to receive future edition...

Can Alimony Equal “Pet Support”?

Posted by J. Benjamin Stevens | Mar 09, 2016 | 0 Comments

Times must be tight in Mandy Moore's house after court documents revealed that the actress/singer asked her husband, singerRyan Adams, to help out with pet expenses. Though most people have heard of child support or alimony (also called spousal maintenance), this case is an interesting example of...

February 2016 – Helpful Family Law Insights

Posted by J. Benjamin Stevens | Feb 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Our February 2016 newsletter, Helpful Family Law Insights, was published today. This month's featured article was Tips for Divorcing a Narcissist. Read that and the other articles in this edition by clicking the image below. Sign up to receive future editions by clicking here.

Ways to Make Divorce Easier

Posted by J. Benjamin Stevens | Feb 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Amanda Trigg, my friend and fellow Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, wrote an article that discussed several ways to make divorce easier. Many people may promise to make the divorce process easier, but the truth is that only the parties themselves have the power to significan...

Planning for a Divorce Step by Step

Posted by J. Benjamin Stevens | Jan 08, 2016 | 0 Comments

As we've discussed before, January is an unusually busy time for divorce attorneys. In fact, estimates from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers indicate that the number of divorce filings in January increase by as much as 33%. Given that it seems clear that many couples are considering di...

Refusing Spousal Support / Alimony

Posted by J. Benjamin Stevens | Nov 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

A recent article in the Huffington Post discussed some basic information about spousal support. The article was from a California family law attorney, so much of it concerned requirements specific to that state. However, one interesting aspect of the piece concerned refusal of spousal support/ali...

Preventing Child Relocation After Divorce

Posted by J. Benjamin Stevens | Nov 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

It's a sad reality that during or after a South Carolina divorce, one party may decide to move out of state. This can happen for a host of reasons, including new jobs, new romances, moving closer to family, or just a desire for a new start. Whatever the reason, the pain for the noncustodial paren...

Calculating Child Support for High Income Earners

Posted by J. Benjamin Stevens | Nov 01, 2015 | 0 Comments

Most people going through a South Carolina divorce realize that child support in the state is determined by the Child Support Guidelines that plug in both parents' incomes as well as certain other expenses associated with the child. The correct amounts are determined and entered, and the Guidelin...

Division of Professional Practices in Divorce

Posted by J. Benjamin Stevens | Oct 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you or your spouse are going through a separation or divorce and one of you is a doctor, dentist, accountant, attorney, or someone else who owns a professional practice, the equitable division process can become quite complicated. Determining who owns what with regard to the practice and how m...

Parental Relocation in Child Custody Cases

Posted by J. Benjamin Stevens | Oct 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Parental relocation can be a tricky issue to navigate in the context of a South Carolina divorce or child custody case. On the one hand, one person may feel the need to move for important career or financial reasons, meanwhile the other parent (the non-custodial parent) may be very upset at the t...

Governor’s Divorce Records Unsealed

Posted by J. Benjamin Stevens | Oct 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Governor of Alabama is now a single man, with his divorce being finalized this past week. Governor Robert Bentley officially ended the 50-year marriage to his ex-wife Dianne and, to the surprise of some, agreed to unseal the records associated with the divorce. The divorce process began only...

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