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Should I Sign a Prenuptial Agreement?

Prenuptial agreements are a touchy subject amongst couples who are preparing to tie the knot. Many often assume that prenuptial agreements mean you expect a marriage to fail, but this is far from the ...
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Child-Related Accidents Increase in the Summer

If you're a parent, summer probably has a slightly different meaning to you. Depending on the age of your children, it can mean trips to the park, lazy days by the pool, popsicles, sunblock, and ...
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Do I Have to Pay Alimony if My Spouse Works?

In the face of divorce, most people begin to worry about finances, and reasonably so. If your marriage has broken down, you may be worried about alimony, child support, and let us not forget – ...
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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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Can Unemployment Be Taken for Child Support?

In South Carolina and the rest of the country, parents are obligated to financially support their children, even if they were never married. Usually, child support is ordered in a paternity action, a ...
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What Rights Does an Unwed Father Have?

In today's society, more children are being born out of wedlock. There are reasons for this trend, for instance, it's easier for women to be economically independent than it was 50 years ago, ...
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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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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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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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Associated Press Survey Suggests Support for Same-Sex Marriages in Decline

The Associated Press conducted an online AP-GfK Poll between the days of July 9 th, 2015 and July 13 th, 2015 to gauge the public's feelings about same-sex marriage now that the United States ...
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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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South Carolina Governor is Accused of Not Doing Enough on Domestic Violence

Comments made during the election campaign once again raised concerns that there is a domestic violence crisis in South Carolina and not enough is being done to tackle it. The Greenville News reported ...
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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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