child support

Can a United States citizen be extradited to the United States from a foreign country for failing to pay child support?

When a person fails to pay court ordered child support a hearing is scheduled in the Family Court to determine if this person is in Contempt of Court. Contempt of Court requires a finding that a person has the ability to comply with a court order and has willfully chosen to disobey it. A person [&he...
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Charleston Family Law

Family Law Considerations for Dating Before the Divorce is Final

Charleston Family Law divorce cases can take a long time. While the legal process plods along, many people want to know when it is advisable to live (and especially to date) as if they are no longer married. Consider the following to avoid problems from “dating too soon”. When is a Di...
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Keeping a clear head is critical when working with your Charleston Family Law lawyer

The practice of law in the United States has become extremely contentious and the court system is suffering with a huge backlog of cases.  Every dispute between people becomes a war, every war must be won at all costs, lawyers are increasingly stressed and unhappy, incivility between lawyers is at ...
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Collaborative Family Law

Collaborative Family Law for Cases involving Mental Health Issues in Charleston SC

In a recent Charleston Family Law consultation, the prospective client was newly separated from her mentally ill spouse and wanted to use Collaborative Practice to help her family reach resolution. Mental health issues are endemic in Divorce cases and Charleston Family Law is no exception. Some ...
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Family Law Agreements: Effective Drafting Requires Experience and Precision By A Family Law Lawyer

A Marital Settlement Agreement (MSA) can be a useful tool or a serious problem for one or both parties upon being finalized by the Court in a Final Order. The Family Law Lawyer must take great care in the drafting. Many people are surprised by the length and detail of a well-drafted MSA.  Another f...
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Alimony Reform

Alimony Reform May Impact Charleston Divorce and Family Law cases

The Alimony Reform bill, HB 3122, in the South Carolina General Assembly significantly revises current alimony code.  Everyone impacted by Divorce and Family Law in Charleston should follow it closely. It does not address the existing bar to alimony in cases involving adultery, but if enacted, HB 3...
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