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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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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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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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5 Things to Know about QDROs

Qualified Domestic Relations Orders, commonly referred to as "QDROs," are one of the least discussed topics in Family Court cases, but they are important. A QDRO is a type of court order that allows the transfer of retirement benefits from one spouse to

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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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