What is Parental Alienation?

Parental alienation is conduct by one parent causes a child to become alienation from the other parent. The alienating parent may blame or insult the other parent in front of the child, and the child responds by rejecting the other parent. Not only is this damaging to the alienation parent, but it can also be (more…)

Grounds for Alimony Termination

Indefinite alimony still exists, but is less common than it used to be. Many alimony awards are now given for a specific period of time. Regardless of whether the alimony is indefinite or for a fixed term, the obligation or right can terminate when any of the following events take place. Death of Either Spouse (more…)

How Addiction Affects Child Custody

A parent suffering from drug or alcohol addiction may fail to properly care for their child. In some cases, they may even endanger their child’s life, such as when they operate a vehicle while intoxicated and their child is a passenger. North Carolina courts always consider the best interests of the child when determining custody (more…)

How to Discuss a Prenuptial Agreement

Prenuptial agreements are valuable tools, particularly for couples who get married later in life and may have more complex financial situations. However, the prospect of bringing up a prenup is not something most people will look forward to. It may feel like you’re accusing your partner of something when you discuss a prenup. Some people (more…)

Can You Lose Child Custody During Military Deployment?

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) gives legal protections to active-duty military service members involved in civil court cases. If you are a party to a civil proceeding, such as a child custody hearing, you may be able to delay the case while you are deployed. SCRA Protections The SCRA can protect you from many (more…)

Family Law Issues for Military Service Members

Many family issues are the same for military service members as they are for everyone else. However, there are some important differences and laws that apply specifically to service members. The following issues may come up during a military divorce or a child custody dispute: Jurisdiction Military service members may move frequently. Jurisdiction typically applies (more…)

Child Abandonment in South Carolina

Parents have rights and responsibilities regarding their children in South Carolina. They must provide financial support, but they also have the right to seek visitation or custody.  However, if a parent abandons their child, they have failed to meet their responsibilities as a parent. The other parent may have the option to seek a termination (more…)

Marital Property: Yours, Mine, or Ours?

Determining what is marital property and non-marital property can be a stressful part of any divorce. Knowing what the difference is can help you have some peace of mind when it comes to your divorce. Non-marital property is property that cannot be divided in family court while marital property can be divided in family court. (more…)

When to Contact a South Carolina Domestic Violence Lawyer

Contact a South Carolina domestic violence lawyer if you are a victim of domestic violence and need protection. You may need to request an order of protection from your county court and an attorney can help you with your case. Both civil and criminal laws apply to domestic violence. You may wish to seek criminal (more…)

Types of Domestic Violence in North Carolina

There are many forms of domestic violence. Physical violence certainly qualifies, but actions that do not involve physical contact can also qualify under North Carolina law. The following actions must qualify as domestic violence in North Carolina: Causing or attempting to cause bodily injury. Placing the aggrieved party or their family/household member in fear of (more…)