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Creating an "Immoral Environment" by Living With Your Boyfriend/Girlfriend

Posted by J. Benjamin Stevens | Jul 29, 2008 | 0 Comments

Question:  In South Carolina, if you live with a boyfriend/girlfriend while you are separated from your spouse, will it impact custody or visitation?

Answer:  Most judges take the position that living with your lover, particularly while you still married to someone else, creates an "immoral environment", which is not in the best interest of the children.  For that reason, it can be a huge factor in a custody or visitation case.

In situations like this, it is always better to discuss your circumstances with an experienced family law attorney before making any major decisions.  By doing so, you can find out what options are available to you based on the facts of your particular case and discuss what the impact of those options and avoid creating unnecessary obstacles or problems for yourself and/or your case.

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J. Benjamin Stevens

Aggressive, creative, and compassionate are words Ben Stevens' colleagues freely use to describe him as a divorce and family law attorney. Ben is a Fellow in the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the International Academy of Family Lawyers, and is a Board Certified Family Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocates. He is one of only four attorneys in South Carolina with those simultaneous distinctions. To schedule a consultation with Ben Stevens call (864) 598-9172.

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