How is Child Support Enforced in SC?

How is Child Support Enforced in SC?

Some clients come in and need child support, but say they know the other person isn’t going to pay. Whether you are in the process of getting a child support order or whether you are in the unfortunate situation of not being paid when you are supposed to be or just...
Can You Date While Separated in SC?

Can You Date While Separated in SC?

A question I frequently get from clients is, “When is it okay to date?” In South Carolina, being married is kind of like being pregnant, either you are or you aren’t. The simple answer is — if you are married, you can’t date, and doing so is considered adultery....
Top 21 Questions About Divorce in SC

Top 21 Questions About Divorce in SC

When someone is faced with getting divorced, he or she may have lots of questions. It may not be something he or she has ever had to deal with. Maybe you are just starting to think about if getting a divorce is the right path for you and your family. Or maybe you and...
Are There Defenses to Divorce in SC?

Are There Defenses to Divorce in SC?

One question that I am frequently asked involves divorces in which one person is seeking a divorce based on a fault ground. Many people want to know if they can use the other person’s misconduct to get a divorce, or vice versa. The answer, as it frequently is in the...
Can Child Support Payments be Modified in SC?

Can Child Support Payments be Modified in SC?

Whether you are the one receiving child support payments or the one paying the support, the amount of support payments is important. How much you receive or pay depends on a number of things and South Carolina law takes into account that these important factors change...
9 Questions about Legal Separation in SC

9 Questions about Legal Separation in SC

I have been asked many times what it means to be separated in South Carolina. “Does that mean I can date other people?” “Can I get support from my spouse even though we haven’t been separated a year?” “What do I do during the year that I have to be separated?” If you...
What is “Common Law Marriage” in SC?

What is “Common Law Marriage” in SC?

So often I hear people talk about being “common law married” and what they think it means. Often people have been misguided about what common law marriage is. I once heard someone say if a person spent one night with another person, they were common law married! If...
How does Alimony Work in SC?

How does Alimony Work in SC?

People often wonder, “Am I eligible for alimony?” or they may fear, “I’m afraid my spouse is going to get a ton of alimony from me!” So, how does one know if he or she is eligible for alimony or is at risk for having to pay alimony? South Carolina does not have a...