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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Can the Family Court terminate the parental rights of an incarcerated inmate?

Andrew Myers was serving a prison sentence in Virginia. Prior to his incarceration his girlfriend became pregnant with their child and she gave birth after he was incarcerated. At some point, Social Services became involved and the child was removed from the mother’s home and placed in foster care...
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How is Child Support In South Carolina Determined?

When parents of children no longer live together, South Carolina law mandates that both parents shall be financially responsible for raising their children. The amount of each parents financial responsibility is determined by the South Carolina Child Support Guidelines. The South Carolina Child Su...
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Family Court

Can a parent be denied custody and/ or visitation with a newborn if he or she has a substance abuse problem?

Substance abuse issues are one of the most hotly litigated issues in the family court when it comes to custody and visitation of children. A person who tests  positive for the use of illegal drugs or non prescribed drugs will not be permitted to be left alone with a child in almost all situations. ...
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child support

How do I get custody and/ or visitation with 7 year old child when I am not the natural father?

I was asked this question by a young man the other day and I wish I had a simple answer for him. It’s possible, but its difficult, expensive and will take a long time. In theory, any person can get custody of any other minor child, but unless the person seeking custody of a child […]...
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South Carolina Child Custody and what to do when your kids turn 18 and still live at home!

It is much more difficult to get by these days than when I grew up in the 60’s and 70’s. It is becoming increasingly common for children to live at home beyond the legal age of their majority. When their parent’s are divorced this can cause a big problem. The Family Court has jurisdiction ...
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Holiday Visitation With Teenagers of Divorced or Separated Parents

Tis the season to be jolly and to argue with our teenagers! Just because you are divorced or separated doesn’t mean you get to avoid this special pleasure! But what to do when our teens refuse to comply with the terms of our hard won custody award? For anyone with teenagers you understand the ...
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