While traditional courtroom litigation is always an option for couples choosing to divorce, the mediation process now required by the South Carolina Family Court may be a great option for those who either don't want to litigate in court or simply can't afford to do so.
Making the decision to file for divorce is one of the most serious decisions you may ever face. To read about some important considerations to keep in mind when contemplating divorce, read more here.
When a client or potential client asks, "Will the Family Court allow me to move locations with my child?" we know we're in a for a lengthy discussion of the facts leading up to that question. Read more here:
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A common question we are asked by our clients is, "What's going to happen at my family court pre-trial hearing?" It's a fair question, especially since the word "hearing" can have a lot of baggage added to it after attending a contested Temporary or other Motion hearing through the course of a case. Read more here...
Ben Stevens, Jenny Stevens, and Jonathan Lounsberry all recognized in the 2019 Super Lawyers list for South Carolina. Read more about their achievements here.
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The laws surrounding this form of medical treatment is clearly still in its infancy and will likely continue to grow and expand as more and more states legalize the use of some forms of marijuana. Due to the prevalent stigma towards the use of marijuana, there is no clear answer yet how a South Carolina family court would treat a custodial parent legally administering medical marijuana to their child, or themselves, for that matter. Find out more here.
A divorce is not an everyday occurrence for most individuals. Because of this, most of our clients come to us seeking help in a divorce with certain ideas and preconceived notions as to what they expect their divorce to look like. Read more about 5 myths most new clients have about divorce.
We are often asked the difference between "contested" and "uncontested" divorces. Read our article to find out what you need to know before filing your divorce case.
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Over the years, we've learned a thing or two about what makes a divorce case more or less stressful for our clients. Our top four tips for making your divorce as stress-free as possible are outlined in this article.
When two spouses divorce after a lengthy marriage and one spouse has considerably more income than the other spouse, an alimony award of some type is generally given to the lesser-earning spouse at the end of the case. Many want to know if starting a new romantic relationship will end their alimony payments. Read on to learn more:
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While no one expects to have to pay for divorce in their lifetime, and it's certainly not an expense many enjoy paying, if you find yourself in need of hiring an attorney to represent you, follow the advice above to help manage the financial strain to best of your ability in order to keep your future and your children's future safe and secure.
Divorce is scary and being served with divorce papers can be terrifying. Read our blog to know what to do if you are served with divorce papers.
Whether you've been thinking about divorce for a while or something has happened recently that leaves you no option but to consider separation and divorce, you need to consider the following when making your decisions during this process.
While "adulting" may be 'optional' in your regular day-to-day life, it is a requirement when you find yourself going through a divorce.
When you allow your child to travel out of the country without you, what you don't know about that country's law may affect your rights if the child doesn't come home. Read more about how the Hague Convention may affect your custody rights.
We get calls every week from potential clients who have questions about what they need to do if the other parent is not following the court order. Read our blog to find out more:
Divorce and other South Carolina family court cases can be very stressful, but there are ways to control that stress by focusing on things that you can control during the process. Read our blog to find out more.
How does the #MeToo movement affect your Spartanburg County or Greenville County, South Carolina divorce? Read our blog to find out more.
We've written a great deal about the best ways to help your chances in child custody and divorce cases, but we're often asked about the things that will easily destroy your case. This list is far from all-inclusive but should serve as a good warning for those contemplating or currently involved in family court litigation where child custody is at issue.
Could the choices you make for your child's sports and extracurricular activities equal losing custody of your child? Some recent cases bring this issue to light. Read more about it in our article here.
In today's constantly connected world, when the decision to divorce has been made, one of the first things attorneys will tell their clients about is the importance of protecting their online privacy. Read our blog to find out more: