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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4 Reasons Why Collaborative Practice Is An Improved Way for Families To Separate and Divorce- and why most divorce lawyers don’t want you to know about it!

Not all cases are appropriate for Collaborative Practice. My experience indicates that at least 80% of the cases in our legal system are appropriate for Collaborative Practice, and here are the reasons why. First and foremost, Collaborative Practice utilizes a different kind of dispute resolution pr...
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Vitetta Family Law Mediation

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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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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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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The Need for an Experienced Divorce Attorney

A woman, I’ll call her “Jane”, recently came to see me after a ruling in family court had gone seriously wrong.  Jane had separated from her husband after he was arrested for committing an act of Domestic Violence against her.  Jane and her husband had two children together, ages 7 and 11. J...
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