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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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Get in the Holiday Spirit at the Charleston Festival of Lights!

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Christmas Lights | Charleston, SC | The Peck Law FirmFew holiday displays are more magical and exciting than the Charleston Holiday Festival of Lights. Each year, the James Island County Park lights up more than two million lights. The park’s enchanting light display covers three miles!

The festival is the perfect family outing this holiday season, and I encourage you to take your kids. Who knows? This festival might just become a new holiday tradition for your family. [Read more…]

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Protecting Your Children in a Charleston Divorce

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Too often in a divorce, the gloves come off – and the split gets ugly!Charleston, SC Divorce Attorney Ken Peck

If the children get caught in the divorce “cross-fire,” they can suffer severe emotional damages.

By putting the needs of your children first and working with a skilled child counselor and an experienced Charleston divorce lawyer, you can minimize many of the negative effects of divorce on your children.

Angry parents frequently engage in a behavior that is called “parental alienation.” As explained in a recent article in Psychology Today, parental alienation can have very damaging long-term impact on a child.

In my practice as a child custody lawyer in Charleston, I have seen many examples of parental alienation, including:

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Non-Collaborative: What’s Wrong with Collaborative Law in a Divorce?

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Collaborative divorce - The Peck Law Firm

When getting a divorce, most people want to avoid going to court at all costs. As a result, many are attracted to the idea of a collaborative divorce.

What is a collaborative divorce?

In a collaborate divorce, each spouse hires his or her own attorney and agrees to go through the collaborative process. [Read more…]

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner a Source of Pride for Charleston

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner - The Peck Law FirmCharleston is a city with a rich history and a wonderful community. Its residents are proud to call Charleston home.

Charleston is also the site of the production of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The 787 is manufactured in two facilities, one of which is located in North Charleston. The Boeing Charleston Factory, located next to the Charleston International Airport, is the site of manufacturing, assembly, and delivery for Boeing commercial airplanes. [Read more…]

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