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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Your divorce lawyer may be totally stressed out, and why you should care

High conflict divorce cases take an emotional and financial toll on the litigants, and repeated exposure to these kinds of cases also has a serious impact on the cognitive functioning ability of your divorce lawyer.  You think you have the best (i.e. most expensive) divorce lawyer in the area. Her...
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South Carolina Divorce

Fraud in Family Court: Can A Family Court Final Judgement be Reversed Due to Fraud

One of the biggest problems we have in the judicial system is disclosure of information.  In certain instances failure to disclose information during litigation can lead to a reversal of a later Judgement. In a criminal case, if exculpatory information is withheld during the litigation phase of the...
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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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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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