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    Grandparents’ Rights in a South Carolina Divorce

    Grandparent's rights in a divorce in South Carolina

    Grandparents often have a hand in the raising of their grandchildren. The law recognizes the role of grandparents — although their rights are secondary to those of the child’s parents, situations can arise where the courts in South Carolina may intervene to allow the grandparents to visit or take custody of their grandchildren. The law […]

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    Can Prenuptial Agreements Override State Laws?

    Can pre-nuptial agreements override state laws?

    Prenuptial agreements are relatively common in marriages where one of the parties earns a substantial income or owns valuable assets. A “prenup” is a legal agreement that couples execute before they marry to determine the division and ownership of their assets in the event of a divorce. Wealthy spouses may request a prenup to protect […]

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    Adoption Process in South Carolina

    Adoption Process in South Carolina

    Deciding to adopt a child is a significant decision for any family. Regardless of the reason for desiring adoption — wanting to expand your family, give a child a good home or just because you want to — the adoption process can be complicated, uncertain and at times quite lengthy. A family that wants to […]

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    Filing an Emergency Order of Protection

    PFA Process South Carolina

    Domestic violence is all too prevalent in today’s society, and its victims often need immediate help to stay safe. A Protection From Abuse order is a legal remedy that can provide relief by prohibiting the offender from abusing, stalking, harassing or threatening the victim. It’s possible to get a PFA order issued quickly in an […]

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    Mediation vs. Arbitration: What’s the Difference?

    Mediation vs. Arbitration: What's the Difference?

    When two parties are involved in a legal matter such as a divorce, personal injury claim or business dispute, they may prefer to resolve the issue without going to court. A process known as alternative dispute resolution (ADR) can offer an alternative to pursuing time-consuming and costly litigation. In South Carolina, all civil cases must […]

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    Parental Alienation & Child Custody in South Carolina

    Parental Alienation Charleston SC

    How is Parental Alienation Defined in South Carolina? Parental alienation refers to the loss or damage of a relationship between a parent and child. This alienation could occur for numerous reasons, such as a parent’s drug use, abuse, divorce, or manipulation by another parent. Regardless of the cause, parental alienation implies a serious strain on, […]

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    Child Neglect: What it is, and How it Affects Custody

    child neglect definition and impact on child custody in south carolina

    What is Child Neglect in South Carolina? Although child neglect may seem simple, South Carolina law often extends child neglect and abuse beyond commonly used definitions. South Carolina law defines child abuse or neglect as when the child’s guardian: Causes physical or mental injury, including by corporal punishment that is excessive Committing or allowing someone […]

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    Same-Sex Adoption in Charleston, SC

    same sex adoption south carolina

    Same-Sex Adoption Considerations in Charleston, SC South Carolina law does not prohibit the adoption of children by same-sex couples. However, the law does still require that a judge determine whether or not the adoption placement is in the best interests of the child. This can create some problems for same-sex couples who encounter a conservative […]

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    What Rights Does My Child Have if They Are Facing Criminal Charges?

    Defense Attorney in Greenville South Carolina

    If your child has found themselves in trouble with South Carolina’s juvenile court it can be scary for both your child and for you as their parents. Knowing what to expect after your child is charged and what rights they have are particularly important. A juvenile criminal defense lawyer will be able to advise you […]

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