Feb 28

Mandatory Mediation in South Carolina Family Court

For most cases, there is mandatory mediation in South Carolina Family Court. Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution process in which the parties get together to attempt settlement with the help of a neutral (referred to as the "mediator"). Rule

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Jan 18

Parental Alienation in South Carolina Family Court

There are frequently allegations of parental alienation in South Carolina Family Court. It is one of the most complicated concepts to untangle in child custody cases. Parental alienation is the process by which a child's relationship with one parent becomes

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Dec 02

Determining Where to File Your Child Custody Case

Determining where to file your child custody case can be complicated. Since the 1960s, Family Courts have tried to prevent people from moving across state lines to choose where their child custody case is litigated. The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction

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May 04

Tax Exemptions for Children

For most families, having a child provides tax benefits, specifically tax exemptions for children, and these benefits can be negotiated during a child custody or divorce case. Dependent Exemption Generally, according to the Internal Revenue Code, a child

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Jun 24

Zipper Clause and Types of Agreements in Family Law

Not all family law cases are resolved in litigation — instead, most cases end when all parties come to an agreement. There are many advantages to resolving your case by agreement, like avoiding the costs and time associated with trial. Agreements can be

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