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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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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Dividing Pensions In Divorce: What You Need To Know

All property acquired during the marriage is subject to division in a divorce. Pensions are considered property. It is important to understand the process involved in dividing pensions in divorce.   What Is A Pension? A pension is a private retirement plan sponsored by an employer.  Today, almost ...
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Family Court

Contempt of Court: Understand So You Can Comply

Understand the Terms of Your  Order and Avoid Contempt of Court Charges in Family Court Family Court Orders establish the rules that govern the post-separation relationship and they must provide clear direction to the parties.  The language in Family Court Orders must be plain and unambiguous to...
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Working With A Guardian Ad Litem

Working with a Guardian ad Litem (GAL) in a Contested Custody Case in South Carolina. In a contested child custody action, the Guardian ad Litem can play a pivotal role in the judge’s final decision regarding the status of the child or children involved. The responsibility of the Guardian is e...
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How to choose a collaborative lawyer

An attorney recently told me that she was going to begin advertising that she did collaborative law cases.  This attorney has never been trained in collaborative law and has never even taken the mediation training, but she will now be informing the public that she is qualified to do collaborative l...
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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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