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I Think My Ex Quit a Job to Avoid Paying Child Support. What Do I Do?

Getting a divorce is already a stressful event. There’s the separation of property, child custody, moving, and ensuring your spouse pays child support. But what if your ex-spouse claims they  can’t pay child support because they don’t have a job? What if you suspect they purposefully quit their job to avoid paying child support specifically?…

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Are Pregnant Women More Likely to Be Abused?

Anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse. When your partner is hurting you, physically, emotionally, psychologically, or even financially, it can lead to greater abuse down the line. A new study shows that pregnant women are especially at risk for being abused, and that far too many pregnant or recently-pregnant women are being murdered…

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Divorcing a Narcissist – Challenges and Advice

Divorce is a tough and overwhelming time in anyone’s life. When you are divorcing a spouse with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), the process can become even more difficult and frustrating. Trying to negotiate and work with an individual with NPD holds an entire set of challenges and can force even the most straightforward divorce into…

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What Is Collaborative Law?

Getting a divorce can be a complex and complicated process, leading to no small amount of arguing and fighting in order for each party to get what they want. In some scenarios, however, there is the possibility of everyone getting what they want in a calmer and simpler way without the cost of litigation. Collaborative…

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Frequently Asked Questions about Alimony in South Carolina

Spouses in South Carolina who divorce or separate have numerous questions about alimony. They want to know the types of alimony there are, the factors that determine whether alimony should be awarded, how much alimony should be awarded, and whether alimony awards can be modified. We discuss these topics on our main alimony page. Some…

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Family Business Owners Need Experienced Divorce Attorneys

Family businesses such as restaurants, technology services, professional services, and daycares are the lifeblood of the economy. Many of these businesses are operated by both spouses. Even when one spouse operates the business, the other spouse often helps the spouse in a myriad of ways such as caring for the children or providing her/his own…

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The Empty Nest Syndrome and Divorce

Many people marry because they want to have children. Many spouses stay together, even when they know the marriage is over, for the sake of their children. They think that staying engaged in their children’s lives is more important than the difficulties of being in a loveless marriage. The “empty nest syndrome” refers to the…

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How Life Insurance Can Help Protect You & Your Child in a Divorce

When spouses divorce, most of the family issues are resolved either at the time of the divorce or shortly thereafter. The judge issues a divorce decree, which grants the spouses the right to start new relationships and to remarry if they choose. The marital property is divided in accordance with the equitable distribution agreement and…

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How Can I Get More Parenting Time with My Kid?

Whether a parent is in the beginning stages of a divorce, in the middle of a custody dispute, or are thinking about modifying a custody agreement, they almost always have the same question – how can I maximize the amount of time I will get to spend with my children? Of course, every case is…

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What to Expect if You Have Been Ordered to Take a Parenting Class

Parenting classes are often the result of a guardian ad litem recommendation that the court accepts. The course is usually suggested in response to concerns of the other parent that the guardian has been able to validate through an investigation. In other cases, such as an emergency hearing, the court may not have the luxury…

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