Family Law

Family Law – Separation Process

A legal separation is often a solution for couples not ready to divorce. For some, a separation means the opportunity to step back, think about their marriage, and figure out a way to get it back on track. Others choose a separation to prepare for a divorce. Regardless of the purpose of the separation, there

Family Law – Visitation Rights

Custody and Visitations Rights Children are an amazing blessing, which makes fighting for custody and visitation rights such a hard and important process. It can also be a scary process. Fortunately, you can battle that fear by learning more about the process and how legal help can lighten the burden. Types of Custody Exclusive custody, otherwise known

Can Child Custody Be Impacted by Divorce Grounds in South Carolina?

Under South Carolina child custody laws, judges may consider many factors when deciding custody cases. Absent abuse or other wrongdoing, courts believe that a child benefits from having both parents play an active role in the child’s life. Therefore, courts prefer that the parents work out a custody and visitation schedule that allows the child

Does South Carolina Have a No-Fault Divorce?

Many states have opted for no-fault divorces. In the states with a true no-fault divorce, either party can petition the court to dissolve the marriage. There does not have to be a reason other than one spouse does not wish to remain married. Other states require parties to have grounds for divorce. Grounds are based

Custody in South Carolina – What Do Judge’s Consider in a Custody Battle?

South Carolina judges consider what is in the child’s best interest when parents cannot agree during a custody battle. It is best for the child when parties can co-parent successfully. Barring abuse or other adverse situations, children benefit from a close, continuing relationship with both parties. However, if parents cannot agree, judges make decisions related