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The 5 Best Ways to Derail Your Child Custody Case

Posted by Jenny R. Stevens | Apr 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

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.

3 Ways to Move On After Divorce

Posted by J. Benjamin Stevens | Apr 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Divorce is hard. There's no doubt about it. Even when it's the best thing for both parties involved, it's a hard process to go through - physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. It's not uncommon for our clients to feel completely drained following their final hearing when the divorce is finally granted by the Family Court. Once the case is over, our clients will sometimes ask for advice on how to get back to their "normal" life. Here are 3 tips we offer them:

Special Needs Require Special Attention

Posted by J. Benjamin Stevens | Apr 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Divorces and child custody cases come in all shapes and varieties. Our firm has been representing clients experiencing these family transitions for over twenty years and one thing that has remained the same is that every case deserves its own special analysis to find the right solution for that couple and those children. That fact has never been more true than cases which involve children who have special needs.

The Power of Lists in a South Carolina Divorce

Posted by J. Benjamin Stevens | Apr 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

We are asked quite frequently how someone might best prepare for their South Carolina divorce. We are huge proponents of creating lists throughout the preparation process as a means to both document and organize all the elements your case will need to address. To learn about one area in which this is a big help, read our blog.

The Danger of the DIY Divorce

Posted by Unknown | Apr 05, 2018 | 0 Comments

Experienced family law attorneys are very familiar with the provisions judges like to see in divorce and custody orders in order to approve them as "fair and equitable." Hiring an attorney who practices exclusively in family law is well-worth the investment to make sure your future and your child's future is protected going forward. Read more about the dangers you might encounter in a DIY divorce:

What is the Difference Between Legal and Physical Custody in Spartanburg?

Posted by J. Benjamin Stevens | Apr 04, 2018 | 0 Comments

In South Carolina, there are many different "common" terms for child custody. In fact, a strict reading of family law appellate cases shows that our courts actually use many of the common custody terms interchangeably making it a little hard to decipher what "legal" and "physical" custody of a child really means with regard to divorced or separated parents. Read more here:

4 Tips for Creating the Perfect Parenting Schedule for Your Family

Posted by Jenny R. Stevens | Apr 02, 2018 | 0 Comments

When couples are faced with dividing their children's time between them, one of the inevitable first questions asked is, “What type of visitation or parenting plan do you recommend for my situation?” Here are 4 tips we often go over with our clients to get them thinking creatively when designing a parenting plan that is truly perfect for their family.

Successful Co-Parenting: The Ball Really is in Your Court!

Posted by Jenny R. Stevens | Mar 22, 2018 | 1 Comment

When you share a child with someone you are no longer romantically linked to the risk of conflict is always high. One of the frequent themes heard frequently in Family Court is centered on successful co-parenting. But how do you successfully co-parent with someone you don't particularly like much anymore? Read on to learn 3 rules for successful co-parenting:

How Long Do I Have to Respond to Divorce Papers?

Posted by J. Benjamin Stevens | Mar 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

It can be a real shock when a divorce is finally initiated. Once papers have been formally filed, an invisible clock begins to tick and you must take certain steps within specific periods of time or risk possibly losing some of your rights in the divorce action. Read our blog to find out more:


Posted by Jenny R. Stevens | Mar 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

A little Friday humor to celebrate making it through another week. This one just also happens to be great advice for anyone going through a family court case!

During a Divorce Kids Have Worries, Too.

Posted by Jenny R. Stevens | Mar 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

While there could be many different variables that lead parents to file a family court action, what often gets missed in the fray is that the children at issue in the case are also experiencing their own worries, fears, and concerns throughout the process. Read more about it here:

3 Top Factors to Consider When Choosing a Family Court Lawyer

Posted by Jonathan W. Lounsberry | Mar 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

For those of us who work in South Carolina Family Courts, we know that no divorce or custody case is ever the same as the last. The same holds true for how family court attorneys work with their clients and the strategies they employ while handling their cases. Understanding this will help you in deciding which family court lawyer is the "right" one for your case. Read more here:

You've Been Served... Now What? What You Don't Do Now Can Hurt You.

Posted by J. Benjamin Stevens | Mar 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

There are a lot of scary things in this world, but hearing a person you don't know ask your name just before handing you a sealed envelope thick with documents ranks pretty high on the list, especially if you never expected to be served with divorce or custody papers. Many of our clients have been in this exact situation and this article is meant to explore options you have to protect yourself.

Dog Days of...Divorce? Who Gets the Pets When We Divorce?

Posted by Unknown | Mar 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

It used to be that divorce cases only involved issues of money, children, and property, but in the modern family courts, judges are finding themselves having to decide "custody" of the pets more and more often. Find out how this emotional issue is handled in South Carolina family courts.

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