Family Court Terminology

Family Court is one of the most complicated judicial systems in which a person can be involved.  Understanding basic Family Court terminology is essential for anyone involved in Family Court Litigation. The “Judgement” or “Order” of the Court Unlike many states, in South Car...
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How Long Will A Divorce Take

A common question a family law attorney will get is how long will a divorce take to be completed.  I wish I could give you a definite answer, but there are simply too many variables in a contested divorce case. Much will depend on the type of process you are utilizing to resolve your divorce.  [&h...
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Why Understanding the Family Court is Important

Understanding the Family Court in South Carolina is critical if you are facing the prospect of a divorce or separation.  Knowledge is power, and if you understand the system, you will be a great help to your attorney. South Carolina has excellent family court judges who show up on time for work eve...
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family court litigation

How To Choose A Divorce Lawyer

If you have come to the difficult decision to separate from your spouse, you will need to understand how to choose a divorce lawyer.  This is an important choice because it will affect every aspect of your life. People approach this major life transition from widely differing directions.  You and ...
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Adoption

How To Prepare For A Temporary Custody Hearing

If your Family Law Attorney has recently filed an action for divorce or separation, and an initial hearing has been scheduled, you need to know how to prepare for a temporary custody hearing if custody of  children is an issue. First, get your “story” together.  Draft a statement, no m...
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How Much Should A Divorce Cost?

The main question we get from prospective clients is How Much Should a Divorce Cost. First, much is going to depend on the hourly rate of your attorney. All family court attorneys charge by the hour, and hourly rates range from a $150 per hour for associate attorneys to $400 and up for more experien...
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Collaborative Family Law

Is Litigation Worth It

Sometimes litigation is the only way a dispute can be resolved, but this is rarely the case. Parties involved in domestic disputes need to consider the question: Is litigation worth it. Family-related disputes (divorce, separation, custody) are distinctly different from other cases in the judicial ...
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