What Are Diversion Programs in South Carolina?

A diversion program in South Carolina is a program that criminal defendants can enter into voluntarily as an alternative to prosecution. There are many different diversion programs in South Carolina. Whether one is available to you will depend on your particular circumstances and which county you are charged in. The successful completion of a diversion…

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Disorderly Conduct Charges Over Memorial Day Weekend

This year, many South Carolinians celebrated Memorial Day weekend in traditional fashion. There were beach trips, barbecues and picnics—and many of these events served alcohol. Even when you are legally old enough to consume alcohol, you still need to control your behavior if you choose to consume alcohol. When you behave in a way that…

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Too Much Communication During A Divorce Can Be Harmful

If you are going through a divorce, you might be inclined to think communicating well and frequently with your soon-to-be ex-spouse would be a good thing. For instance, you might believe that good communication skills with your spouse can help speed the divorce proceedings along or that good communication could lead to both you and…

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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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