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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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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Temporary Custody Hearing

Can Parents Get Equal Custody of Children

Within the last year we have had three cases where we have represented dads who have gotten equal custody of children at a Temporary Hearing. Just this past week we represented a dad who had been sharing visitation of his 6 year old daughter on an equal basis, but on a hap hazard “whenever mo...
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Use of a divorce private investigator

We had recently gotten custody of 4 children at a temporary hearing last December, 2012 for Dad.  Almost immediately, and unbeknownst to our client, Mom retained a divorce private investigator to conduct continual surveillance on Dad.  We had warned our client that a divorce private investigator...
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