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Am I Responsible For My Spouse’s Debt After a Divorce?

Will I be responsible for my spouse’s debt if I get divorced? It is possible that you may end up being responsible for debts that your spouse has incurred, especially if you do not take preventive action. South Carolina is an equitable distribution state. This means that property is divided fairly in divorce. It does …

Why Do Men Cheat?

Marital cheating destroys trust. Cheating can take many different forms. In particular, when men go through a midlife crisis, infidelity may occur, and husbands can destroy their marriages. Despite the best efforts of spouses to work toward saving a marriage after infidelity, it may be impossible to return to the type of relationship you had …

Should I Stay in a Marriage for the Children?

Nearly half of parents stay together because of their kids. Is this a choice that you are currently making? While you might think that staying married to your spouse is ultimately what is in the best interests of your children, you might be surprised to learn that researchers often suggest the opposite. Many mental health …

Why Women Are More Likely to File for Divorce

Spouses in South Carolina file for divorce for many different reasons, from infidelity and financial problems in the marriage to communication problems and growing apart over time. But is one spouse more likely to actually take the step of filing for divorce than the other? According to some researchers and commentators, women are more likely …

How to Divorce a Narcissist

Getting divorced under any circumstance can present a person with some of the most difficult experiences in that person’s life, even when the spouses are still on relatively amicable terms. But when one of the parties in a divorce is a narcissist, the contention can lead to many complications. Special care is needed to divorce …

What Are the Top Ten Causes of Divorce?

Is divorce in your future? The top 10 causes of divorce in America are: Adultery Incompatibility or growing apart Alcohol or drug use Financial problems Getting married too young or too soon Lack of sexual intimacy Frequent arguments Lack of communication Domestic violence Differences in education or intellect The “real” reason that most marriages end …

Is Looking at Pornography Cheating?

Is watching pornography grounds for adultery in a South Carolina divorce case? Under South Carolina law, the answer to that question is: “No.” To get a divorce on the basis of adultery in South Carolina, you must prove more than you caught your spouse watching porn or visiting an adult dating app. Virtual cheating is not enough to …

The Peck Law Firm Announced Winner of Charleston Choice Contest for Sixth Consecutive Year

The people of Charleston have spoken. For the sixth consecutive year, The Peck Law Firm Divorce Lawyers has been chosen as the Best Family Law Firm in Charleston. We are grateful to receive this prestigious community honor again. We also won this award in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. The Post and Courier, our …

Ken Peck Elected Board Member for the Berkeley County Bar Association

Attorney Ken Peck is honored to have been elected as a board member to the Berkeley County Bar Association (“BCBA”) for 2021-22. The Berkeley County Bar Association works to provide attorneys and the public access to South Carolina legal information and resources. This is accomplished in numerous ways. For attorneys, the BCBA provides free Continuing …