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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 | 0 Comments

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.

The Digital Divide in Your South Carolina Divorce

Posted by J. Benjamin Stevens | Mar 06, 2018 | 0 Comments

When a divorce is imminent, both spouses typically expect there to be a division of the physical and financial assets which have been collected during the course of the marriage. However, one new area which also must be examined for division is the digital assets of the spouses. Read more about what this means for your case here.

How to Prepare for Your South Carolina Divorce

Posted by Unknown | Mar 05, 2018 | 0 Comments

Divorce is hard and emotions run high during such an event. If you take the proper steps to prepare yourself before a case is filed, it can help to relieve some of the stress involved. Read about four important steps to take before your divorce is filed in South Carolina.

How to Reduce the Pain and Expense of Divorce

Posted by J. Benjamin Stevens | Feb 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Divorce is a tough transition in life, even if you're the one who wanted the divorce in the first place. We've been handling divorce cases in South Carolina for over two decades and have helped all types of people through their divorces in order to build healthy foundations for their new futures. Here are a few of the tips our clients have found most helpful for reducing both their pain and the expenses of divorces.

Grey Divorce and Hidden Assets You Should Know About

Posted by J. Benjamin Stevens | Feb 19, 2018 | 1 Comment

When parties divorce later in life, it's sometimes referred to as a "grey divorce". Whatever, the reason, these divorces usually come after a couple has spent a couple of decades or more building a life together. When a couple separates after such a long time, they both may think they know where all of there marital assets are, but that's not always the case. Read more to find which assets may be hidden and must be uncovered to protect your new future.

How To Recognize the Signs of Parental Alienation

Posted by J. Benjamin Stevens | Feb 10, 2018 | 2 Comments

Our family law practice has developed a focus in handling cases which are considered "high conflict custody cases" over the years. These cases often include allegations of "parental alienation" by one or both parents on either side of the case. But, what exactly is parental alienation and how will you know if your child is being affected by this detrimental behavior by the other parent in his or her life?

Parenting Time: What's Really Best for the Children?

Posted by J. Benjamin Stevens | Feb 08, 2018 | 0 Comments

Sometimes, divorcing parents can get stuck on the number of days, nights, minutes, in any given month that each will spend with the children. Many parents will assume a 50/50 schedule will be the best idea, or maybe even as a starting expectation. But what does 50/50 really mean and is it really good for the children? Read our blog to find out more.

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