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Why Does It Cost So Much to Get Divorced?

Posted by Tom Holland | Nov 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

Despite how common it is to get divorced, many people still shudder at the thought of it. Even if you agree on all the important parts of a divorce (child custody, alimony, and property division), it can still cost a pretty penny. Filing for divorce in South Carolina costs $150. The couple will n...

The Empty Nest Syndrome and Divorce

Posted by Tom Holland | Jul 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

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...

Driving Under the Influence of Drugs in South Carolina

Posted by Tom Holland | Jul 07, 2021 | 0 Comments

Driving under the influence of drugs is a crime in South Carolina, and you can face criminal charges if you are caught doing so. The drugs can be those which are prohibited under the Controlled Substances Act, such as marijuana or illegal opioids. Driving under prescription drugs may also be a cr...

Medical Kidnapping: When a Hospital Kidnaps Your Child

Posted by Tom Holland | Jun 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

Every parent's nightmare is their child falling seriously ill. But imagine this bad dream getting even worse. You take your child to the hospital or urgent care for medical help and the recommended course of treatment has significant side effects – side effects that you believe will have harmful ...

Can I Get a DUI on Kratom?

Posted by Tom Holland | Jun 08, 2021 | 0 Comments

Kratom is a supplement derived from the tropical evergreen tree Mitragyna speciosa. It is native to Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, and other South Asian countries, where people have used the leaves as both a stimulant and sedative for decades, if not centuries. Some people also use kratom for treat...

How Can I Get More Parenting Time with My Kid?

Posted by Tom Holland | Jun 02, 2021 | 0 Comments

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 uniqu...

Can Text Messages Prove Adultery in a Divorce?

Posted by Tom Holland | Mar 09, 2021 | 0 Comments

Adultery is a common reason couples divorce, and can be claimed in a fault-based divorce. However, to make an adultery allegation, you must have hard proof. You may hear about an affair through gossip or your circle of friends, but this is not enough for the court. Our clients sometimes ask if th...

How Do I File for Emergency Custody in South Carolina?

Posted by Tom Holland | Mar 03, 2021 | 0 Comments

A child's home should be a safe place, a stable and permanent space for their healthy upbringing. Parents and guardians have a responsibility to provide this for their children's welfare. However, when their home environment puts a child in immediate danger, South Carolina emergency custody attor...

What Does “Best Interests of the Child” Really Mean?

Posted by Tom Holland | Feb 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

It does not matter whether a divorce is amiable or acrimonious; when matters of child custody are at play, emotions can run high. It is natural to want your child with you as much as possible, and it is important to understand how the court determines the best interests of the child. The “best in...

The Best Time to Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney

Posted by Tom Holland | Feb 09, 2021 | 0 Comments

When you are the subject of a criminal investigation, accused of a crime, or have already been arrested, the best time to hire a criminal defense attorney is now. Whether the charges are minor or serious, having experienced counsel in your corner is the best chance for a successful outcome for yo...

Getting Divorced? You Need a Business Valuation

Posted by Tom Holland | Feb 03, 2021 | 0 Comments

If you own a small business or sole proprietorship and are considering divorce, the division of marital assets becomes even more important. During this process, spouses identify, evaluate and divide their marital property. For some couples, division of property can be straightforward – typically ...

Boating Under the Influence Is a Serious Crime

Posted by Tom Holland | Jan 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

It seems at least once a year we hear about someone being killed on South Carolina's waterways in a tragic boating accident. In 2020, there have been at least 3 so far: one in Lake Murray, one in Lake Wylie, and one in Lake Keowee – the 35th death in Lake Keowee in the last 25 years. The number o...

What Is a Field Sobriety Test – and Should You Take One?

Posted by Tom Holland | Dec 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Getting pulled over for suspected drunk driving can be frightening. Your first instinct may be to comply with whatever the officer asks you to do, including exiting the vehicle for perform field sobriety tests. Standardized field sobriety tests are tools used by law enforcement to garner evidence...

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