December 11, 2012Separation and Divorce
A separation or divorce is one of the toughest decisions you will make whether you have children or not. Once you decide to do so, your next decision is to find the right family law attorney. In most separations and divorces, understanding your legal rights and the potential legal fees are the next reality. It (more…)
November 28, 2012Adoptions With An Uknown Parent
Adoptions are already a paperwork intensive process in North Carolina. There are several different entities that have their hand in the process to make sure the best interests of the child are being served by the proposed adoption. In some circumstances, the petitioner may not be able to locate or even know the identity of (more…)
November 21, 2012Can I get an annulment of my South Carolina marriage?
An annulment in South Carolina is the process through which a married person seeks a ruling by the Family Court that their marriage is invalid. The result of a South Carolina annulment is that in the eyes of the law the parties were never married. Many people inquire about an annulment because it can be (more…)
November 20, 2012Termination of Parental Rights
A few times a month I get questions from people about terminating their parental rights. Sometimes it is from someone who does not want to pay child support any more, and other times it is from someone who does not want the other to be associated with the child for some specific reason. At a (more…)
November 2, 2012Shacking Up, or Common Law Married?
So you and your boyfriend/girlfriend have decided to move in together in South Carolina but not get married? Be careful, because in South Carolina you could be deemed to be common law married. There are many misconceptions about common law marriage in South Carolina. It is very important that you know how common law marriage (more…)
September 25, 2012Things to Consider When You Are Facing Divorce
Despite it’s prevalence in our society, divorce is something not to be taken lightly. There are numerous legal and other consequences that come with the decision to divorce. If you are facing or thinking about divorce there are many things that should be considered but below is a list of 5 actions to seriously contemplate.
June 2, 2012Wills & Divorce
$99 Simple Will Online Click here to complete a simple will online. A simple will may be right for you if you plan to leave your assets to one person, or divide your assets equally among your children. Click here to find out more. When it comes to wills and estate planning, I’ve seen a lot (more…)
April 2, 2012Preparing for Child Custody Trials
Clients rely on their lawyers for many things beyond traditional legal advice and representation. On top of the skills needed to engage the court and opposing counsel, lawyers must understand — and more importantly, prepare their clients for litigation. Child Custody is perhaps one of the most emotionally charged issues in domestic law. Most cases (more…)
February 15, 2012Remembering to Put Children First During Divorce
It is a sad time for all when a marriage is being dissolved by divorce. There is hurt, fear, confusion, worry and more being felt by all parties involved – especially the children. Will BOTH of my parents still love me? Is my dad going to come get me this weekend? Will my mom remember (more…)