South Carolina’s Divorce & Family Laws

Is South Carolina a Community Property State?

As family law attorneys in Charleston, SC, we've been asked whether South Carolina is a community property state. The short answer is "no." However, South Carolina is called an “equitable division,” sometimes referred to as a “separate property,” state. In most long...

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The Process of Discovery in a South Carolina Lawsuit

Our trial lawyers at Futeral & Nelson are regularly involved in both circuit court (civil court) and family court lawsuits. In nearly every case, it is important to make sure we have the evidence necessary to prove or defend our case in the event it doesn’t settle...

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Grandparent Visitation & Custody Rights in South Carolina

As family law attorneys in Charleston, we are often asked about the rights of grandparents in divorce, visitation, and custody cases in South Carolina. Sometimes, one of the parents dies, and the other parent withholds the child from his or her in-laws. Sometimes, the...

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Does South Carolina Have Common Law Marriage?

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 recognize a “common law” marriage even though the couple didn't have a ceremony or get a marriage license. In...

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