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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.

#GivingTuesday - Using this Day to #MultiplyTheGood

Posted by Jenny R. Stevens | Nov 28, 2017 | 2 Comments

We have collected a list of worthy Upstate organizations who are in need of #GivingTuesday donations today and hope that you will join us in making donations to them. For every person who comments below with the name of a charity they have given to today, we will donate an extra $10 to each of these charities. *Comments must be posted before midnight on November 28, 2017, so feel free to share this blog post with your friends and family and let's #MultiplyTheGood!*

Can My Spouse Empty Our Bank Account?

Posted by J. Benjamin Stevens | Nov 01, 2017 | 0 Comments

Can my spouse empty our joint bank account and leave me with nothing? We talk with people every day who are considering separation or who believe their spouse might be considering it, and this is a fear at the top of every list. Given that it could leave you with no money to pay your household expenses, buy food, provide for your children, or pay your attorney, it's certainly not an unreasonable fear.

Family Court Trials in South Carolina

Posted by Unknown | Oct 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

South Carolina family courts are courts of equity, which means that the parties are asking for remedies, not damages. Money and other property are certainly an issue in domestic litigation, but the final decisions are made by judges, not juries. While most of our cases eventually settle, trials can and often do, happen in Family Court. Find out more by reading our blog on what happens at trial in a South Carolina Family Court.

Quick Guide to the Financial Declaration in Family Court

Posted by Unknown | Aug 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Some of the most frequent questions we get are “Why does the other side need to know how much money I have in my bank account?” or “What difference does it make how much I have in my retirement account?” These questions are often a byproduct of confusion about the financial disclosure process in general, and the requirement of the Financial Declaration in Family Court, in particular. So, what is a financial declaration, and why do you have to complete one when going through a case in a South Carolina Family Court?

3 Reasons Why It's Smart to Handle a High Net-Worth Divorce Out of Court

Posted by Jonathan W. Lounsberry | Aug 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

When a couple with a high net-worth begins the divorce process, the monetary value of their assets will automatically add another layer of complexity to already immensely difficult time for their family. While you may often read that the wealthiest couples also hire the most high-powered attorneys in their areas, you will rarely hear about those same couples hashing out their differences in a public trial in Family Court.

But I Saw it on TV... Don't Let TV Lawyers Write Your Separation Agreement

Posted by Unknown | Aug 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Our team of family law attorneys is used to hearing the words “equitable division” or “equitable apportionment,” but they can be confusing to our clients. Too often, a misunderstanding of the law can lead one or both spouses to agree to a division of marital assets that will not be in their best interests or the best interests of their children later down the road. You don't have to go through this alone or put up with threatening emails from your spouse anymore.

Family Law FAQ: I Own a Business and Am Facing Divorce. Why is it So Important for Me to Hire an Experienced Legal Team to Represent Me?

Posted by J. Benjamin Stevens | Jul 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you are facing a South Carolina divorce as a business owner, you may have already encountered the painful reality of equitable division. What some people may not realize is that small businesses (and large ones, too) are also subject to equitable division, and dividing a business in a divorce requires special attention and an experienced legal team of professionals to make sure your interests are protected. These are some of the questions that may be running through your mind.

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