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Questions to Ask Yourself Before Deciding on Divorce

More than half of all marriages in the country end in divorce, which is a discouragingly high rate. Before you decide to become part of this statistic, you might want to take some time to ask yourself ...
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How Divorce Affects Men & Women in Different Ways

While we are all aware divorce can have a negative effect on everyone involved, many studies over the years have concluded that men and women are affected differently. The dissolution of a marriage is ...
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Child Custody Tips for Fathers

As a father in the middle of divorce, you may be concerned about your standing in your child's life. Child custody is difficult to fight for when you feel like everyone is against you simply ...
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Gray Divorce: Tips for Older Couples

No matter the age of the couple, divorce is never easy. It can be incredibly difficult to start over at a later age in life, however, because you probably didn't expect to have your world change ...
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The Truth Behind Common Divorce Myths

There's a lot of information out there about divorce – how to do it, when to do it, even why you should do it. However, until you've made the decision to go through this process ...
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Filing for Divorce in South Carolina

Each state has enacted its own divorce laws, so the divorce laws vary from state-to-state. If you live in Columbia, South Carolina, or anywhere else in the state and you are considering filing for ...
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How to Prepare Children for Divorce

Divorce is never an easy decision to make, but it can be made even more difficult when children are involved. No parent wants to face the task of telling their innocent children that their parents are ...
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Social Media & Divorce: Be Careful What You Post!

In many regards, a divorce is a legal battle between you and your spouse, especially if it is a heated, contested divorce. In any "fight," the last thing you want to do is give information ...
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Legal Separation or Divorce: Which Is Right for Me?

Have you and your spouse decided to part ways? Depending on the circumstances of your relationship, you may want to consider pursuing a legal separation as either an alternative resolution or as a ...
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Financial Advice for Divorcing Spouses

When people contemplate divorce, their foremost concerns center on child custody and support and finances. As far as finances are concerned, there is a lot of room for error during divorce ...
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Establishing Paternity in South Carolina

When a baby is born and the child's parents are married to each other, the mother's husband is automatically assumed to be the child's father. But, if the child is born and the parents are ...
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Dividing Property in a South Carolina Divorce

If you are headed for a divorce in Columbia, you are going to want to know how a married couple's assets are divided upon divorce. You will also want to learn about debts and how those are ...
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Getting Your South Carolina Divorce Started

Are you considering filing for divorce in South Carolina? If you have never been through divorce before, you will want to learn how to get the divorce action started. Continue reading to learn the ...
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Are All Prenups Ironclad?

Marriage can be beautiful but when things go awry, the relationship can get ugly. If marriage becomes messy, divorce can certainly be messier. So now you ask: will my prenup hold up in court when it ...
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How Remarriage Impacts Alimony in South Carolina

If you're seeking a divorce in South Carolina, and there is a possibility that your case may involve spousal support or alimony, you may be curious to know if alimony ends when the receiving ...
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Judge Allows Divorce Papers to be Served on Facebook

Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter have made the transition from being distractions to parts of everyday life in recent years. But social media has not been considered as a means of ...
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South Carolina Sees its First Same Sex Divorces

Same-sex marriage unions have been legal in South Carolina since the end of last year, and that milestone was quickly followed by another – the state's first same sex divorce. Recently News ...
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Campaign to End Permanent Alimony Catches on with South Carolina Lawmakers

Permanent alimony is one of the most controversial aspects of family law in South Carolina. Recently, the Island Packet reported on how a Columbia man believes he has paid enough for his failed ...
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Should a Child be a Witness in a South Carolina Family Hearing?

On occasions it's useful to find out the views of a child in a family proceeding in South Carolina, a scenario which could involve the child testifying in court. However, this is a sensitive area. ...
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Celebrity Break Ups and Divorces in 2014

The recent announcement of the break-up of film director Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter at the end of 2014 brought to a close a year of high profile celebrity splits. The actress's ...
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Woman is Accused of Abducting Daughter from South Carolina 20 Years Ago

A case in which a woman has been arrested in Australia on charges of abducting her infant daughter from South Carolina 20 years ago has made headlines recently. Dorothy Lee Barnett wants to be ...
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Ex-Wife of South Carolina Rep. Mark Sanford Seeks To Limit Child Visitation

The breakdown of the marriage of former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford made headlines across the nation at the time. The episode also illustrates how family law disputes don't always end ...
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Determining Child Custody in Columbia

Determining child custody is a difficult process, as conflicting interests often come into play. These can affect negotiation proceedings, making matters even more difficult. To help simplify this ...
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Common Questions on Divorce

The divorce process is often stressful and confusing. If you are considering a divorce in Columbia, or would like more information on the matter, consider these frequently asked questions: What are ...
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Grandparents Win New Visitation Rights in South Carolina

Grandparents have been battling for improved visitation rights to see their grandchildren in South Carolina for many years. They finally have them after a new law was signed this summer. State ...
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