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Alimony and Spousal Support in South Carolina

Alimony is a common issue during a divorce. Do you have to pay alimony? If so, how much do you have to pay? For how long? This article will explain some of the ins and outs of alimony, and how it works. When do spouses get alimony? The main idea behind alimony is to prevent one spouse from facing financial disaster because of a divorce. Alimony payments keep a stable [...]

How Does South Carolina Determine Child Support?

A child support obligation can come up in a few different ways. Parents divorce. One parent has primary custody of the child, and now the court orders the non-custodial parent to pay child support. Or, someone who never married to their child's other parent wants help raising their child. That person can go to the court, and the court will order the other parent to pay child support. In other [...]

Paternity: Proving You’re the Father

What is Paternity? Paternity means that the law recognizes you as your kids’ dad. If you have paternity rights, then you also get a bunch of legal rights to your kids. This means you can visit them, get them medical help, and easily protect your rights in having a relationship with your kids. If you have “paternity,” that means the law recognizes you as your child’s only father. This right [...]

Common Law Marriage in South Carolina

Common law marriage can be confusing. Will you find yourself accidentally married if you live with your girlfriend? How long do you have to live together for a common law marriage? This article will clear up a lot of misconceptions about common law marriage in South Carolina. We'll explain how common law marriages are different than regular marriages. Common law marriages also present some challenging issues that a regular marriage [...]

Estate Distribution Without A Will in South Carolina

Have you ever wondered what happens when someone dies without a will? More specifically, have you wondered how estate distribution works among family members? Which relatives would inherit what, if anything? This article will walk through different scenarios under South Carolina law. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook! Estate Distribution 101: What is Estate Planning? What is an estate? Imagine that everything you own--your house, your car, your bank accounts, [...]

Filing for Bankruptcy: 5 Things that Happen When You File

Filing for bankruptcy is a hard decision. It forces you to confront your financial condition, and is a humbling experience. Before you consult an attorney, you should know how filing for bankruptcy could affect you: Need an affordable bankruptcy attorney in Charleston, South Carolina? Contact us today! We can help you file for Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies. 1. Student Loans Usually Aren't Discharged Student loan debt in the [...]

Eclipse 2017: What if My Solar Eclipse Glasses Are Fakes?

The Eclipse and Ultra-"Violent" Light The solar eclipse is almost here! August 21, 2017 marks the first time in nearly 100 years that there has been a coast-to-coast solar eclipse. This special occasion has caused quite a commotion across the county. Businesses and schools are closing for the day. Government offices and courts are closing. Economists say that the total solar eclipse, which will last only 2 minutes, will result [...]

5 Things That Can Happen if You Die Without a Will

If you die without a will, it may be the last mistake you make. When you have a will, you determine which family members, friends, or charitable organizations can have your assets after you die. Most people know that they should have a will. However, they don't know what happens when you die without a will. Dying without a will, also known as "dying intestate," can have a significant effect [...]

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