Can 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…)

Termination 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…)

Shacking 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…)

Things 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.

Wills & Divorce

When it comes to wills and estate planning, I’ve seen a lot of confusion and unintended consequences over the years. For example, oftentimes individuals serving as attorney-in-fact under a durable power of attorney continue to act after the principal dies. This is improper because the power of attorney dies with the principal. At that point, (more…)

Preparing 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…)

Remembering 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…)