family court litigation

How to begin a divorce or separation?

“The courts of this country should not be the places where resolution of disputes begins. They should be the places where the disputes end after alternative methods of resolving disputes have been considered and tried.” Sandra Day O’Connor If you have made the difficult decision to...
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Divorce Lawyer

Dividing a 401k in a South Carolina Divorce case

In a South Carolina Divorce case all property acquired during the marriage is subject to equitable division. The South Carolina Equitable Apportionment Act sets forth the requirements a judge must follow when dividing marital assets. The South Carolina Equitable Apportionment Act states that all pr...
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South Carolina Divorce

South Carolina Divorce and the Financial Declaration: What you need to know.

The Financial Declaration is a critical document in all South Carolina divorce cases. Failure to take it seriously could lead to big problems. Rule 20 of the South Carolina Rules of the Family Court set out the requirements for the filing of a Financial Declaration in a South Carolina Divorce case...
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Alimony Reform

3 things to consider when deciding if a quick divorce settlement is appropriate in your family law case.

  I was representing a Dad at a Temporary Hearing in a divorce case filed about 6 weeks ago by Mom.   Prior to the call of the case, the opposing attorney walked up to me and asked if I was interested in hearing a proposal to resolve all issues and obtain a divorce in lieu […]...
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Asset Division in Divorce

Dividing Non Martial Property In Divorce: Can It Be Done?

Marital property is all property acquired by a married couple during their marriage, regardless of how the property is titled. But what about property owned by a person prior to the marriage- will this also be thrown into the mix? Property owned prior to a marriage is generally going to be the separ...
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