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Category Archives: Family Law

More Women Over 50 Getting Divorced

If you’re a woman 50 years of age or older and you’ve decided to divorce your husband, you’re not alone. Most people know that the divorce rate is high; however, few people realize that the divorce rate among “baby boomers” has increased dramatically. A recent Wall Street Journal article reports, “Among people ages 50 and...

Do Grandparents Have Visitation Rights?

Being 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...

Supreme Court’s Decisions on Same-Sex Marriage Laws Lead to SC Court Battle

Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two important decisions regarding same-sex marriage. The headline-making rulings concerned Proposition 8, California’s ban on same-sex marriage, and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the law that denied federal benefits to married same-sex couples. The Supreme Court declared Proposition 8 unconstitutional and struck down DOMA.