What to do if someone isn’t following a custody order

If you are faced with a situation where the other parent to your children is not following a custody order that has been entered by the Court, there is a way to bring the action back to court to help ensure that the custody order will be followed and the other parent will be punished (more…)

Help, My Ex Won’t Do What He Agreed To Do

In many South Carolina family law cases the parties reach agreement rather than have the judge rule on all issues involved in their divorce or custody case. There are two general reasons for this: (1) it saves time and money, and (2) the parties get to have a say and keep some control over what (more…)

Private Investigators and Child Custody Cases

Private investigators are often hired by concerned parents to follow the other parent while he or she has physical custody of the children. If a father is concerned that the mother is dating a known criminal or a father is concerned that the mother has multiple dating partners, this father could hire a private investigator (more…)

Screenshot, Print, Record….Everything

When you visit your attorney’s office – whether it is your first consultation or a regular meeting to go over your matter – you want to be as prepared as possible.  Each moment you spend with your attorney should add to your case.  This applies to any area of law, but what I would like (more…)

Doing Your Own Separation Agreement in North Carolina

Separation is truly one of the most difficult times for anyone to go through. It impacts so many aspects of a person’s life. Separation does not always mean courts and judges—in fact North Carolina makes it very easy to make an agreement on all of these matters. Simply having a drafted document, notarized and signed (more…)

Procedure in South Carolina Family Court

South Carolina Family Court is not like court you see on television.  In fact, in some key aspects, it’s not even like other real courts in South Carolina.   Of course any court in South Carolina will have a judge present and the rules of civil procedure and rules of evidence will apply. However, there are (more…)

My Ex Called DSS on Me, What do I do?

There are many times when a former significant other calls the Department of Social Services on the other parent.  While the person making the report is anonymous, it can be evident of who made the report.  Unfortunately, a majority of these reports are done so in a vindictive manner.  Sometimes the report is in good (more…)

Pros and Cons of Termination of Parental Rights

If your child’s other parent has not been involved in your child’s life, of you are interested in adopting a child that has lived with you for a long period of time, you may be able to terminate a parent’s rights. In order to terminate a parent’s rights, among other possibilities, some of the most (more…)

My Ex Claimed Our Child(ren) on Their Taxes!

There is nothing more discerning than when someone else claims your child(ren) as their dependents for their taxes.  Many times you may not find out until your submission has been rejected. For many families today, especially single parents, this anticipated refund is used to help make ends meet. To eliminate the stress and confusion, it (more…)

What to Do if Your Ex Tries to Move the Kids

The only constant in life is change. Most of us don’t end up with our high school or college sweetheart. Even fewer of us stay with the same company or in the same location all our working lives, and that equals a lot of moving. Single folks can pick up and go at the drop (more…)