South Carolina’s Divorce & Family Laws

Can Adults Be Adopted in South Carolina?

As family law attorneys in South Carolina, we've been asked whether adults can be adopted in South Carolina. The short answer is "yes." In this article, we will discuss some reasons for adult adoption, who can adopt an adult in South Carolina, the adoption age limit...

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

As divorce lawyers in Charleston, South Carolina, clients frequently ask how long it takes to get a divorce. In this article, we will explain how long it takes, the grounds for divorce in South Carolina, the procedure for getting a divorce in South Carolina, how to...

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What is Marital vs. Non-Marital Property in South Carolina?

As Charleston divorce attorneys, we are asked in every case what property is at stake. The short answer is that the family court will be asked to divide the marital property. The family court doesn’t have the authority (or “jurisdiction”) to divide the non-marital...

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How to Divide a Pension in a South Carolina Divorce

As divorce attorneys in Charleston, we help spouses divide their marital assets and debts such as their home, their bank accounts, their credit card debts, and 401(k)’s and IRAs. Pensions, either vested or unvested, are also marital assets that must be divided....

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5 Tips for Working With Your South Carolina Divorce Lawyer

One of the major problems in South Carolina's family court is that many people try to over-simplify their situation. As family law attorneys in Charleston know, there are many aspects to a divorce, child custody, or child support case, and the more the attorney knows...

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How to Reduce Your Legal Fees in a South Carolina Divorce

Let’s face it - hiring divorce lawyers in Charleston, South Carolina can be expensive. In these economic times (or any other), the last thing anyone truly wants or needs is to shell out large sums in legal fees during their divorce. Unfortunately, sometimes it is the...

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Does Alimony Stop if You Retire in South Carolina?

As divorce lawyers in Charleston, South Carolina, we are often asked whether alimony stops in South Carolina when you retire. In this article, we will focus on the specific issue of when a person obligated to pay “permanent periodic alimony” seeks to reduce or...

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