South Carolina’s Divorce & Family Laws

What Happens in a SC Divorce If You File for Bankruptcy?

As divorce lawyers in Charleston, South Carolina, we've handled cases where a spouse files for bankruptcy. Bankruptcy law doesn't require a married couple to file jointly. In other words, your spouse can file without you and may leave you "holding the bag" when it...

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How Do You Legally Change Your Name in South Carolina?

As Charleston divorce lawyers who handle name changes, we're often asked about how to change a name (or my child's name) in South Carolina. Legal name changes generally fall in one of three categories: (1) resuming a maiden name after a divorce; (2) changing an...

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How to Represent Yourself in a South Carolina Divorce

As a Charleston divorce lawyer with over 29 years of experience, I don’t recommend that anyone represent themselves in their divorce. As the saying goes, “If you think hiring a professional is expensive, wait until you hire an amateur!” In many cases, I’ve helped...

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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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How to Change Child Custody in South Carolina

As a child custody attorney in Charleston, I've dealt with many cases where a client wants to know how 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...

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What is a Reasonable Legal Fee for Lawyers in South Carolina?

In a recent family court case I was involved in, a lawyer who has practiced law for 3 years and who has filed only 4 family court cases in Charleston asked the court to award $300 per hour for legal fees. To put this lawyer’s hourly rate into perspective, many family...

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The Psychology and Legality of Cheating

Unfortunately, around 50% of all marriages will end in divorce. As a divorce lawyer in Charleston, I know that many of those divorces involve a husband or wife who cheats. In this broadcast of Legally Speaking, my co-host Tina Willis and I are joined by Dr. Jennifer...

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How Do You Prove Paternity in South Carolina?

In South Carolina, a man is presumed to be the father of any child born as a result of his marriage to his wife. Determining paternity for children born outside of a marriage is a little more complicated. An action to declare or determine paternity can be brought by...

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