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Can I Get Back (Retroactive) Child Support in South Carolina?

Can I Get Back (Retroactive) Child Support in South Carolina? | Divorce & Family Law | Scoop.it
The Charleston family law attorneys at Futeral & Nelson explain South Carolina's laws about claims for back (retroactive) child support.
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Dealing with "Underwater" Property in a South Carolina Divorce

Dealing with "Underwater" Property in a South Carolina Divorce | Divorce & Family Law | Scoop.it
Prior to 2008, separating a divorcing couple’s finances was a matter of deciding how much money or assets each spouse would get. However, after 2008, for many divorces, the question became a matter of figuring out how to deal with crushing mortgage debts.

Although I’ve seen the real estate market improve since 2008, there are many divorcing couples whose home is still underwater. This article explains solutions to the problems with underwater property in a divorce.
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The South Carolina Military Parent Equal Protection Act

The South Carolina Military Parent Equal Protection Act | Divorce & Family Law | Scoop.it
As a former member of the armed forces and a military divorce attorney in Charleston, it’s been my privilege to help mothers and fathers who face challenges in custody and visitation because they’ve been deployed for duty. Because members of the armed forces can be deployed, relocated, or stationed in another state or a hostile location overseas, issues surrounding child custody and visitation can be complicated. To address this situation, South Carolina has a law known as the Military Parent Equal Protection Act (MPEPA). In this article, our Charleston military divorce lawyers explain how the MPEPA lessens the impact that military service has on a parent’s custody and visitation rights when they’re deployed.
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All About the South Carolina Juvenile Justice System

All About the South Carolina Juvenile Justice System | Divorce & Family Law | Scoop.it
In South Carolina, a minor who is taken into custody is treated differently than an adult. For example, instead of going through adult criminal court, juveniles go though the South Carolina Juvenile Justice System. In addition to being charged with the same crimes as adults, such as possession of drugs or weapons, there are special statutes that only apply to children, such as such as incorrigibility (beyond the parent’s control), truancy (failure to attend school), and running away. In this article, our Charleston juvenile defense lawyers explain the South Carolina Juvenile Justice System and your child’s rights if they are in trouble with the law.
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Parental Alienation Syndrome in South Carolina

Parental Alienation Syndrome in South Carolina | Divorce & Family Law | Scoop.it
Our child custody attorneys in Charleston deal with cases involving parental alienation syndrome in South Carolina, which this article examines in detail.
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As child custody lawyers in Charleston, South Carolina, we've deal with cases where one parent turns the parties’ children against the other parent or Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS). This article examines what is PAS, whether PAS is recognized by South Carolina’s family courts, and how to deal with PAS in the courtroom and in your home.

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Free eBook on Divorce in South Carolina

Free eBook on Divorce in South Carolina | Divorce & Family Law | Scoop.it
Our Charleston Divorce Lawyers wrote "Divorce in South Carolina." This insightful guide for divorcing couples is free on the iTunes® Bookstore or as a PDF.
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We've updated our free eBook to bring it current to 2015. Download it today!

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How to Deal With a Difficult Judge

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This article examines the types of difficulties both lawyers and their clients face before certain judges and suggestions on how to best deal with them.
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Condonation - A Defense to Adultery in South Carolina

Condonation - A Defense to Adultery in South Carolina | Divorce & Family Law | Scoop.it
Our divorce attorneys in Charleston examine what happens legally in South Carolina when a spouse condones (forgives) another spouse for adultery.
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Divorcing an Abusive Spouse in South Carolina

Divorcing an Abusive Spouse in South Carolina | Divorce & Family Law | Scoop.it
Our Charleston divorce lawyers explain how physical abuse can be a ground for divorce in South Carolina and the impact physical cruelty has in family court.
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As divorce lawyers in Charleston, South Carolina, we handle divorces based on spousal abuse. In this article, we discuss how physical abuse (physical cruelty) can be a ground for divorce in South Carolina and what other effects physical abuse may have on a divorce.

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Recovering Attorney's Fees in South Carolina Family Court

Recovering Attorney's Fees in South Carolina Family Court | Divorce & Family Law | Scoop.it
Our Charleston, SC divorce lawyers explain how the family court decides to award attorney's fees, how much to award, and fees awarded at temporary hearings.
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Whether the issues are custody, divorce, contempt, or nearly anything else, attorney’s fees are on the table in South Carolina's family court. In this article, our Charleston divorce lawyers cover how the family court decides to award attorney's fees, how much fees may be awarded to either spouse, and attorney's fees awarded at temporary hearings.

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How to Change Your or Your Child's Name in South Carolina

How to Change Your or Your Child's Name in South Carolina | Divorce & Family Law | Scoop.it
As Charleston family law attorneys, we're asked how a person can change their name in South Carolina. In this article, our family lawyers explain how.
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Legal name changes in South Carolina generally fall in one of three categories: (1) resuming a maiden name after a divorce; (2) changing an adult's name; or (3) changing a child's name. In this article, we explain all three.

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How Long Does It Take to Get Divorced in South Carolina?

How Long Does It Take to Get Divorced in South Carolina? | Divorce & Family Law | Scoop.it
Our divorce lawyers in Charleston explain how long it takes to get a divorce in South Carolina and the issues that can cause your divorce to drag on.
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In this article, our divorce lawyers in Charleston explain how long it takes to get divorced in South Carolina. The time it takes depends on several things including: (1) the procedure for filing for a divorce; (2) the grounds for divorce; (3) whether the divorce is contested or uncontested; (4) the family court’s docket; and (5) how the parties and their lawyers handle the divorce. Regardless of how long it takes, there are few second chances in family court. You should take the time necessary to handle it “right” now matter how badly you want out “right now.” 

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Changing Child Custody in South Carolina

Changing Child Custody in South Carolina | Divorce & Family Law | Scoop.it
Our Charleston custody lawyers explain changing custody in South Carolina and the grounds for a change in custody in family court.
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As a child custody lawyers in Charleston, we've dealt with many cases where a parent seeks to change custody after their divorce. In South Carolina, the family court always has the power to modify a previous court order of custody whether the order is for sole or joint custody. This article explains the circumstances that can cause a change of custody.

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South Carolina Common Law Marriage

South Carolina Common Law Marriage | Divorce & Family Law | Scoop.it
As Charleston divorce attorneys, we’ve dealt with cases involving common law marriage in South Carolina. South Carolina is one of the few states that still recognizes a “common law” marriage even though the couple didn’t have a ceremony or get a marriage license. In this article, our Charleston divorce lawyers explain what is common law marriage, whether living with someone means you’re married under common law, how to prove a common law marriage, and how to make sure that you aren’t unintentionally creating a common law marriage.
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How to Avoid Getting Over Billed By Your Divorce Lawyer

How to Avoid Getting Over Billed By Your Divorce Lawyer | Divorce & Family Law | Scoop.it
As a divorce lawyer in Charleston, South Carolina, I’ve had clients tell me that another lawyer ripped them off during their divorce by over-billing them. Besides what I hear from clients’ past experiences with other divorce attorneys in Charleston, I’ve had cases where I suspect that the other divorce attorney may be over-billing their client. Over-billing happens when a divorce lawyer charges a client more than is legally or ethically acceptable on an invoice or a bill. In this article, I list all of the signs that your divorce attorney may be over-billing you and I explain the ways to avoid getting over-billed (or even ripped off) by your attorney during your divorce.
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Illegitimate Children and Paternity in South Carolina

Illegitimate Children and Paternity in South Carolina | Divorce & Family Law | Scoop.it
Our family court attorneys in Charleston explain what happens in South Carolina if you have a child when you aren’t married including paternity suits.
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Our custody and family court lawyers in Charleston have handled many cases involving custody of a child who’s parents never married. In this article, our Charleston family court attorneys explain the process for establishing paternity, the father's rights regarding and illegitimate child, and the differences between a custody claim between unwed parents vs. parents who are going through a divorce.

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How to Deal with a Passive-Aggressive Parent

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Passive-aggressive behavior is a common problem for divorcing parents. This article explains passive-aggressive behavior and the best ways to deal with it.
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Passive-aggressive behavior is one of the most common problems divorcing parents experience. Unfortunately, a passive-aggressive parent turns mundane, routine events (such as pick-up and delivery of the children or coordinating the children’s healthcare) into an opportunity for conflict. This article explains what is passive-aggressive behavior and the 4 best ways to deal with a passive-aggressive parent.

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Can a Child Choose Which Parent to Live with in SC?

Can a Child Choose Which Parent to Live with in SC? | Divorce & Family Law | Scoop.it
As Charleston divorce attorneys, we're asked whether a child can choose which parent to live with in South Carolina. This article examines the factors.
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How Does Bankruptcy Affect a Divorce in South Carolina?

How Does Bankruptcy Affect a Divorce in South Carolina? | Divorce & Family Law | Scoop.it
Our Charleston divorce lawyers explain how bankruptcy impacts divorce in South Carolina including child support, alimony, and how to protect yourself.
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Attorney’s Fees in SC Family Court - How Much is Too Much?

Attorney’s Fees in SC Family Court - How Much is Too Much? | Divorce & Family Law | Scoop.it
Our Charleston divorce lawyers deal with clients who are ordered to pay attorney’s fees. If the family court makes a mistake, the results are devastating.
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How Does Bankruptcy Affect a Divorce in South Carolina?

How Does Bankruptcy Affect a Divorce in South Carolina? | Divorce & Family Law | Scoop.it
Our Charleston divorce lawyers explain how bankruptcy impacts divorce in South Carolina including child support, alimony, and how to protect yourself.
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As divorce lawyers in Charleston, South Carolina, we've handled cases where a spouse files for bankruptcy. Unfortunately, if your spouse files for bankruptcy, you may become liable for debts that were distributed to the other spouse in the divorce. This article explains the impact bankruptcy may have on claims for alimony, equitable distribution of martial property, and how to protect yourself if your spouse has or will file for bankruptcy.

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Futeral & Nelson, LLC - Charleston Lawyers for Family Law, Criminal Defense & Personal Injury on Vimeo

At Futeral & Nelson, LLC, we're Charleston lawyers with over 30 years of combined experience with family law, criminal defense, and personal injury claims. Remember…
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How to Get an Order of Protection or Restraining Order in South Carolina

How to Get an Order of Protection or Restraining Order in South Carolina | Divorce & Family Law | Scoop.it
Our Charleston attorneys explain how to get a Family Court Order of Protection, a Restraining Order, or a Notice to Trespass in South Carolina.
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10 Tips for Handling Your Own Divorce in South Carolina

10 Tips for Handling Your Own Divorce in South Carolina | Divorce & Family Law | Scoop.it
If you aren't going to hire an attorney, then our Charleston divorce lawyers give tips on how to represent yourself in your own divorce in South Carolina.
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Here are the important things you should be familiar with before you take on the responsibility of representing yourself in family court in South Carolina and to be accountable for the outcome of your divorce and your future.

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Changing Child Custody in South Carolina

Changing Child Custody in South Carolina | Divorce & Family Law | Scoop.it
Our Charleston custody lawyers explain changing custody in South Carolina and the grounds for a change in custody in family court.
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As a child custody lawyers in Charleston, we've dealt with many cases where a parent seeks to change custody after their divorce. In South Carolina, the family court always has the power to modify a previous court order of custody whether the order is for sole or joint custody. This article explains the circumstances that can cause a change of custody.

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