Welcome to my blog on South Carolina family law. Or, as it is sometimes referred to, marital law. Or domestic relations law. Or divorce law. See, it depends on your perspective and, I suppose, on what you need the law to do for you. The law in South Carolina provides relief for families having a multitude of needs. For example, did you know that juveniles who commit crimes come before the Family Court rather than the General Sessions Court, unless they are to be tried as an adult for their crimes? The Family Court hears those cases in addition to the more well known issues of divorce, child support, child custody and visitation, alimony, equitable division of assets and debts, and adoption. The Family Court also adjudicates issues of paternity, which has become more interesting with DNA testing.
But how does the Court determine the appropriate outcome of each of those issues? How do YOU know what the Court will do in YOUR case? The most accurate answer is, “Wait and see.” Because without looking into the future, no one can predict with 100% accuracy what the outcome of your case will be. However, an experienced attorney, who knows the statutory law, reads the recent case law, keeps up with his or her peers and maintains an active South Carolina practice can give you the best advice and help you make the best decisions about any issue or concern that you have.
It’s my goal with this blog to talk about recent cases, general issues in the law, and trends. It is not my goal to provide any legal advice, neither specifically or generally, to anyone. The South Carolina Rules of Professionalism and Ethics do not allow me to, nor would I feel comfortable in doing so. So, folks, this is general information that I provide, not specific to your case. Additionally, all the opinions are my own, unless I quote from another source and I will so state.
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