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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Feb 21

South Carolina Divorce Orders

When navigating South Carolina divorce, it can be difficult to make sense of all the legal documents and terminology, especially court orders. There are three main types of court order: Temporary Orders A "temporary order" results from a Motion for

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Jan 07

Rule to Show Cause: Holding Someone in Contempt of Court

When someone violates a Family Court order, they can be held in contempt of court. Typically, a contempt proceeding begins when one party (the "petitioner") asks the Court to issue an order requiring the other party (the "respondent") to explain why they have

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Dec 16

Basics of Subpoenas

It's important to know the basics of subpoenas in South Carolina divorce cases so you can use them to your advantage. A subpoena has the same power as a court order. Subpoenas can be issued by a South Carolina attorney or, if a party to a divorce case does

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Dec 14

Motion for Temporary Relief

One of the most common hearings in South Carolina Family Court is a hearing on a Motion for Temporary Relief. These motions are intended to establish how things will be while the case is open but before a final conclusion is reached. Many lawyers

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