Divorce

There may be very little love and trust between two spouses going through a divorce. Many spouses attempt to hide their assets in order to decrease the amount of property that will be divided and effectively keep more for themselves. Hidden assets in a divorce are not just a bad strategy with the potential to backfire legally and economically, but also has the potential to harm everyone involved. Due to hidden assets in a divorce, children could be denied their full amount of child support, a fair share of spousal assets could be hindered, and there could be a lower amount of alimony payments that otherwise could have been ordered. If you suspect your former spouse has hidden assets during your divorce, seek assistance from a divorce attorney immediately.

One of the biggest sticking points in raising children together after a divorce is the matter of extracurricular activities: which ones will they do, who will be responsible for the costs and for getting the child to the activity, and whose time will the activities come out of? Take care to clarify these details within your South Carolina child custody agreement.

Communication may be the key to a good marriage but when it comes to divorce proceedings it can serve to hurt one party or the other, either emotionally or legally. When it comes to divorce communication, words spoken or written in the heat of the moment or out of malice can weaken a party’s position or give rise to new problems throughout the divorce process. We have discussed how sharing too much on social media can torpedo your own divorce proceedings. In the same way, careless divorce communication in which you share your feelings or thoughts with your soon to be ex-spouse can lead to harm for your case.

Many people are familiar with the idea of alimony, or spousal support, as it is more commonly known. After a divorce, one spouse may owe the other money for support after the marriage has ended. What many people do not realize though is that there are several different types of South Carolina alimony available to spouses going through a divorce. The first two types, temporary and permanent alimony, are rather straightforward. Temporary alimony is granted during the waiting period before a divorce is granted, and permanent alimony is financial support one spouse pays to the other until death or remarriage. It is the third type of alimony, rehabilitative, that often stumps people. What does a spouse need to be rehabilitated from after a marriage, and how do South Carolina alimony payments help with it?

We have discussed the division of property here before. Who gets what after a divorce and who is responsible for the debts and other liabilities is a big concern for most people. Not all debts are created equal, and this is especially so for a mortgage on the marital home. The mortgage on the marital home is often the largest and most significant of all debts that a married couple has. What happens to it after a divorce is often a mystery to divorcees. We’ll give you some insight in this article.

People find themselves in unfamiliar territory when it comes to obtaining a divorce, yet just under half of all married couples in America at some point stand in front of a judge in a family court seeking a divorce. When people are in this unfortunate situation, many may reflect on exactly how they ended up in court for a divorce and the grounds on which their divorce is being based. It is important for any person going through a divorce to understand what grounds a divorce can be granted on and what impact that may have on other aspects of the divorce process. In this article, we’ll help you gain a better understanding of what is meant by a “no-fault” divorce and how an experienced South Carolina divorce attorney can help you with your case.

During a divorce in South Carolina, the property that is in the marriage is split between the divorcing spouses. While both spouses can come to an agreement as to how the marital property is divided up, many times emotions trump reason and the spouses are unable to come to an outside agreement. Instead, they turn to the court to make the decision for them. When this happens though, some parties will seek to keep some property out of the divorce proceedings, arguing that the property was outside of the marriage or not marital property. What exactly is considered marital property under South Carolina law, and how does property become marital property?

We have written previously on social media use in the context of a prenuptial or post-nuptial agreement limiting what can and cannot be said on social media websites regarding a spouse. Social media can also affect your divorce proceedings. In this article, we’ll explore how social media can hinder or help you in your case. Remember, however, to always be careful when sharing information about your life on social media—especially when you are contemplating or going through divorce proceedings.

Divorce may be hardest on the children of a marriage more than anyone else. They are not often emotionally or mentally equipped to handle and properly understand what is going on. Many children feel torn between two parents, unsure of their future and what the divorce could mean for them. Unfortunately, some divorcing parents who are angered by their divorce may seek to turn their child against the other spouse as a form of retribution. This action is never in the best interest of a child and in its worst form is a type of child abuse.

Divorce proceedings often conjure up images of two bitter spouses fighting over every marital asset there is, from the house to the most insignificant items. Many people may have a basic understanding of what they can ask for in a divorce and what they believe they should receive. However, there is a lurking question that no one is eager to ask and even less eager to address: marital debt. Just because a marriage ends does not mean that the debt the married couple racked up magically goes away. Someone has to pay for that debt, and who ends up responsible for it is often as big of a fight as the fight for the marital assets.