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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Family Court

Contempt In Family Court: What Does It Mean and What Should You Do?

Family Court Orders must be taken very seriously. The Family Court will enforce its orders and a person found to be in Contempt is subject to one year in jail, 300 hours of community service and/ or a fine of $1,500. Family Court Orders are often very detailed. They will set out specific visitation ...
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Dealing With a Narcissist In Divorce

In my experience, a narcissist has the potential to cause a lot of harm in a divorce case.  I have found that dealing with a narcissist in divorce can be a relatively simple matter if certain steps are taken to keep a divorce case moving through the legal process.  The New Oxford American Diction...
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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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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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