Family Law

Top Seven Reasons People Obtain a Divorce

The divorce rate has varied over the years, and currently, 50 percent of marriages end in the United States. The percentage of marriages that dissolve is higher if the partners were married in the past. Various studies have examined broken marriages, and the one thing that remains constant is why it happens. Couples don’t give up easily but tend to end the union when they feel that there is no chance of resolving the reasons why their once happy marriage ended. Let’s examine the top reasons researchers found for ending a marriage.

Proving Best Interests of the Child in a Custody Case

In terms of child custody, the happiness, emotional development, security and mental health of a child is of paramount importance. This is called the best interests of the child, and all decisions in a child custody case are based on that. The court’s decision is determined by the proof presented in the case. Let’s examine the major factors the court considers and how to show proof that the decisions the judge makes will be in the best interests of the child.

How to Handle the Separation of Assets

The most commonly asked question during a divorce proceeding might be, “Who gets what?” When a couple decides to get married, they ultimately agree to become one, not just in relationship terms but on business terms as well. That is why divorce often costs so much time and money because there is often so much

How Divorce Can Affect Estate Planning

Going through a divorce doesn’t just mean ending a marriage. For couples who have been together for decades and have acquired high-valued assets along the way, divorce can mean deciding who gets the house, who gets the land, and even who gets the family-owned business. In this scenario, the focus should be on estate planning.

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