Feb 28

Mandatory Mediation in South Carolina Family Court

mandatory mediation in south carolina 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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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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Nov 04

3 Factors that Affect Your Visitation Schedule

Gone are the days of every dad getting visitation of every other weekend from Friday to Sunday. Now, the Family Court considers multiple factors that affect your visitation schedule. Visitation schedules -- also referred to as parenting schedules -- are

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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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Jun 18

6 Ways to Help Children Cope with Changes

In many ways, the South Carolina Family Court is responsible for legally changing the shapes of families.  After a divorce, a family may be divided into two households, but an adoption may make a family complete under one roof.  Today, a variety of types of

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