What Is An Unfit Parent?

Sometimes a parent isn’t very good at being a parent. In these situations, a child’s other parent, family member or third party might try to step in and get custody of the child. A parent who is not good at being a parent or does not care or want to be a parent is referred…

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Child Custody Summer Visitation Schedules

There are many family situations in South Carolina where one parent has primary or sole custody of their children, while the other parent is a non-custodial parent. This means that the children primarily live with their custodial parent and visit with their non-custodial parent. This is a common arrangement when one parent lives in a…

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Underage Drinking Cases Increase at End of School Year

As the academic year comes to a close, there will be many high school parties and celebrations across the state. Between prom and graduation, there is much to celebrate toward the end of the school year. At some of these parties and celebrations, there will undoubtedly be underage drinking. Although underage drinking is illegal in…

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The Step Parent Adoption Process in South Carolina

A step parent’s adoption of their stepchild is an important form of adoption that helps children and parents form happy and healthy united families. The step parent adoption process and laws can be confusing, but it is entirely doable with the help of an experienced adoption lawyer. Let us help you bring your family closer…

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Is There Automatic Child Custody In South Carolina?

Some families that are headed to the South Carolina Family Court system lack a thorough understanding of their rights and the obligations of the court when it comes to child custody matters. For instance, one of the most commonly encountered preconceived notions that parents have is that the court will automatically award child custody to…

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Fighting Felony Domestic Violence Charges

South Carolina state law is strict when it comes to domestic violence criminal convictions. One of the toughest criminal charges to fight without the help of an experienced lawyer are felony domestic violence charges. These are serious charges, and a lot is at stake if you do not fight them to get them dismissed or…

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Bitter Divorces & Tips For Avoiding Them

Divorce can be a difficult time for a family, especially when there are children involved. Some divorces go rather smoothly, while others are bitter, angry and hostile. Practically everyone knows someone, or has heard horror stories about a bitter divorce—a divorce where things between the divorcing couple are in a constant state of chaos. Bitter…

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South Carolina Alcohol Laws & Spring Break

March is the time of year when many college students flock to the beaches to catch some rays and enjoy the water with their friends. South Carolina is home to several beautiful beaches that are frequented by spring breakers, including Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach, Isle of Palms and Folly Beach. For many college kids headed…

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Joint Custody in South Carolina

There are many family situations that might make it necessary for parents to live apart from one another. Whether it is the result of the parents becoming divorced or just needing to live separately, if there are minor children involved, then the courts will be concerned with the custody situation. There are two types of…

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Under Aged Drinking Legal Consequences

There are many students from out of state attending college in South Carolina. Parents hope that their children will have a full and enriching educational experience. But while in college, it’s not uncommon for freshmen and sophomores to dabble in recreational activities outside of their studies. Many college students are presented with the opportunity to…

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