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Category Archives: Family Law

Fighting Like Cats and Dogs…Over Cats and Dogs

Pets can be a source of excitement, happiness, and comfort. They are often seen as members of the family, which is why many people refer to them as their “furry children.” In fact, a pet often acts as a surrogate child for many younger married couples, who delay having children until they are financially ready. …

Can the IRS’s Innocent Spouse Relief Save You from Paying for Your Ex’s Mistakes?

When married, it is nearly always financially advantageous to file a joint tax return. However, what was once a benefit can become a disaster if you divorce and are later audited. When you and your spouse file jointly, each of you becomes individually liable for the full amount of any taxes due, including interest and …

“In Sickness and in Health, ’Til Death Do Us Part” Isn’t Quite True

When you got married, you and your spouse promised to love and support each other for the rest of your lives, for better or worse, for richer or poorer, and in sickness and health. Unfortunately, however, you might now be finding that your spouse isn’t holding true to his vows. A recent article in WebMD …

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 …

Protecting Your Children in a Charleston Divorce

Too often in a divorce, the gloves come off – and the split gets ugly! 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 …

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.