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Do Grandparents Have Visitation Rights?

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Grandparent's rights | Family Law Attorney | Charleston, SCBeing a grandparent in Charleston can be one of the more rewarding experiences in your life. Like most grandparents, you enjoy spending time with your grandchildren and you want to visit them regularly.

Perhaps, something has changed in your relationship with your son or daughter. They may be threatening to keep you from seeing your granddaughter or grandson. [Read more…]

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Virtual Visitation: A New Option for Divorcing Parents?

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Virtual visitation | Divorce Lawyer | Charleston, SCFor non-custodial parents, or parents who don’t have custody of their children, staying in touch can be difficult. Visitation can be limited to just a few holidays, every other weekend, or perhaps one evening a week.

If the non-custodial parent lives far away, visitation can be even more challenging and infrequent.  [Read more…]

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Dad Called “Unfit Parent” for Refusing to Give Son McDonald’s

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Father and son | Divorce Attorney | Charleston, SCThose of us who have young children know that they can be stubborn, irrational, and prone to tantrums. (There’s a reason why toddlers are said to go through the “terrible twos.”) During this period, discipline can be difficult; yet it’s necessary if you don’t want your children to turn into irresponsible adults. [Read more…]

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Charleston Port Authority Considering Expansion

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Charleston Port Authority | The Peck Law FirmCharleston is one of the greatest places to live and work in the nation. And soon, there may be even more opportunity in our community.

The South Carolina State Ports Authority President and CEO Jim Newsome recently asserted the importance of investing in our local port. Newsome wants to deepen the Port of Charleston from its current 45 feet to more than 50 feet.

“The growth of exporting and the formation of mega-alliances that will feature the deployment of large container ships on the East Coast mean that deepened harbors are critical for supporting commerce in the Southeast region,” he said. [Read more…]

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9 Questions to Ask before Getting a Divorce

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Questioning Divorce | Charleston, SC AttorneyPerhaps your marriage has been going through a rough patch for awhile, and you think that it isn’t going to get better. Or, maybe you’ve experienced a betrayal, such as the infidelity of your spouse.

For whatever reason, you’re thinking of ending your marriage.

Divorce can give you a fresh start if your marriage is dead. However, you should be absolutely sure that you have exhausted all other options before you decide to divorce.

Ask yourself these important questions before you file for a divorce: [Read more…]

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Charleston’s Famous Lowcountry Oyster Festival Returns!

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Oyster Festival | Charleston, SC | The Peck Law FirmThe legendary event that has all of Charleston abuzz is nearly here. It is one of my favorites.

Charleston’s Lowcountry Oyster Festival has been described as one of the top events in the southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society. Activities start this Sunday (January 26) at 10 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m.

The day of the Festival, you will enjoy watching the famous oyster shucking and oyster eating contests. [Read more…]

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Run for a Cause at the Charleston Marathon

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This year, the Charleston Marathon returns to give you the opportunity to run for the arts!Charleston, SC Marathon | The Peck Law Firm

The much-loved Charleston Marathon will start at Burke Middle High School in Charleston and will finish near North Charleston High School. During the run, you and other participants can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Lowcountry.

The marathon route will also be punctuated by music and performances. The groups will consist of talent from local schools as well as the community at large. [Read more…]

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Divorce to Save Money on Health Insurance?

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Healthcare expenses | Charleston, SC | The Peck Law Firm

Divorce is not something that most people take lightly. It’s a process that is challenging and sometimes heartbreaking, particularly when undergone without the help of an experienced Charleston divorce attorney.

People end their marriages for a variety of reasons, whether because of a specific cause—like infidelity—or general unhappiness.

Now a new divorce question has arisen: will happily married couples get divorced if it means they can save a significant amount of money? [Read more…]

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Happy New Year to Charleston!

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Fireworks | Charleston, SC | The Peck Law FirmWhat are you doing this New Year’s Eve? If you’re like many families in Charleston, you might be heading downtown to “Happy New Year Charleston!”

This community celebration is a much-loved tradition in the area for good reasons. “Happy New Year Charleston!” is a free, family-oriented series of events that celebrate the beginning of the New Year. [Read more…]

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Happy Holidays? How to Spend Time with Your Ex This Season

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Holiday with Family | Divorce Attorney | Charleston, SC | The Peck Law FirmWhen you’re divorced, the holiday season can be more stressful and complicated, especially if you have kids. Will you go to a holiday party if your ex-spouse will be there? Will you and your ex-spouse celebrate together with your kids, or will you have separate celebrations? How will you divide your time with the children?

To ensure that you and your family have a happy holiday season, you and your ex-spouse will need to plan ahead. I’ve compiled several suggestions from a recent article in WebMD to help you plan for the holiday season with your ex. [Read more…]

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