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Prenuptial Agreements in South Carolina Divorce

Prenuptial Agreements in South Carolina Divorce Recently, I have noticed renewed interest in Premarital Agreements. I attribute the interest to three factors: 1) many people are marrying later in life than previously, with more practical experience resulting in caution; 2) many couples live together before marrying, eliminating the urgency to marry; and 3) about 50% Read More

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Family Court Jurisdiction and Venue: Where do I file for divorce?

Family Court Jurisdiction and Venue: Where do I file for divorce? One of the most common questions I receive is, “Where do I file for divorce?” The answer is not as simple as one might think, so I always respond with a series of questions. First, I ask where both parties live and how long Read More

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Alimony in South Carolina

Alimony in South Carolina South Carolina’s alimony laws can be confusing and alimony cases can be complicated. Unlike child support, there is no approved formula to determine whether or how much alimony to award. Instead, the family court judge has broad discretion where alimony is involved. That is not to say there are no rules Read More

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Contempt of Court Proceeding (Rule to Show Cause)

Contempt of Court Proceeding  (Rule to Show Cause) When Family Court judges issue orders, they expect their orders to be followed. To make sure their orders are followed, the Family Court judges have the authority to hold someone in contempt of court, and to sentence them to up to one year in jail, and/or fine Read More

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