South Carolina Family Law Blog

What Can I Do if My Spouse Abuses Me in South Carolina?

Domestic Violence is an issue in South Carolina and every other state. When it occurs, sometimes an abused spouse considers it a one-time offense and ultimately forgives the other spouse. In many other cases, it leads to the break-up of the relationship. The abused...

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How to Reduce or Stop Alimony South Carolina

As divorce lawyers in Charleston, some clients ask us to help them to reduce or to terminate their alimony payments in South Carolina. In South Carolina, some alimony payments can last for a lifetime because the most common form of alimony awarded by the court is...

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What Are the Grounds for Divorce in South Carolina?

As divorce lawyers in Charleston, South Carolina, clients frequently ask us what are the grounds for divorce in South Carolina. In South Carolina, there are five (5) grounds for divorce: (1) adultery, (2) habitual drunkenness or narcotics abuse, (3) physical cruelty,...

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Who Gets the House in a South Carolina Divorce?

As divorce attorneys in Charleston, South Carolina, our clients frequently want to know who gets the house in a divorce. The short answer is that it completely depends on each case. The long answer can be a little complicated, but in this article, our family court...

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South Carolina’s Child Restraint Laws

Like many other states, South Carolina has child restraint laws to address concerns over children who may get injured in a traffic accident. South Carolina's child passenger safety (child restraint) laws apply to motor vehicles including passenger cars, pickup trucks,...

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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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