Sep 23

How Mistakes on Your Financial Declaration Can Make You Look Like a Crooked Liar

Financial Declaration in divorce cases

[Thanks to Richard T. Livingston, CPA/CFF, CFE, CVA and Partner at FORVIS for helping write this article!] Based on Rule 20, SCRFC, almost all cases in South Carolina Family Court require each party to complete a “financial declaration.”   The

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Sep 15

3 Affordable Ways to Assist the Guardian ad Litem in Your Intense Custody Case

Guardian ad Litem

As detailed in S.C. Code Ann. Section 63-3-810(A), the Family Court may appoint a Guardian ad Litem (sometimes referred to as a "GAL") in any action in which custody or visitation of a minor child is at issue if the Court will likely not be fully

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Sep 13

Habitual Drunkenness Can Be a Devastating Reason for Divorce Litigation

Habitual Drunkenness

In South Carolina, habitual drunkenness is one reason to seek a divorce. Habitual drunkenness is one of four fault grounds. The other fault grounds are adultery, physical cruelty, and desertion. S.C. Code Ann. § 20-3-10 also provides a “no fault” ground

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Sep 06

One Reason the Court Easily Awards Joint Custody: The Extraordinary Circumstance of Compromise

joint custody South Carolina

In Family Court cases, many people believe sole custody means one parent has all rights to the child, and the other parent has none.  However, the term “sole custody” relates only to a parent’s authority to make major, life-altering decisions for

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Aug 29

How the Family Court Can Establish Support Based on Money You Don’t Have

Establish Support | Imputed Income

Under South Carolina law, the Family Court can establish support obligations based on money you don’t have, specifically, your “imputed income.” Why Does Your Income Matter? In Family Court, each party’s current and past income can affect how assets

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