Should I Hire an Attorney for Alimony Modifications?

Alimony modifications are something that a divorcee can petition for when life circumstances change. Just because a judge sets alimony at the time of divorce doesn’t mean it has to stay the same forever. However, the order to modify payments must come from the court. But should you hire an attorney for any changes to…

When is Guardianship and Conservatorship Appropriate in South Carolina?

Guardianships and conservatorships are often complicated and confusing and can feel especially overwhelming when deciding what you and your loved one needs. Take a look at the difference between them and when each is appropriate in South Carolina. What is a Guardianship? A guardian in South Carolina focuses on handling specific things for someone who…

Beginner’s Guide: South Carolina’s Types of Alimony

Alimony is the money paid from one spouse to another in a divorce. If you’re at any stage in the divorce process, it’s critical to understand the different types of alimony. It can be confusing in the best scenario, but in South Carolina, it can be especially complex. But don’t panic - we’ve got you…

The Difference Between a Will and Estate Planning

What are the primary differences between a will and estate planning? While the two processes tend to go hand-in-hand, they are not the same. Understanding the similarities and differences between will drafting and estate planning can help you know how to move forward to protect your assets and provide for your family. What Is a…

Getting Ready for a Child Custody Consultation

Preparing for a child custody consultation can be a stressful experience. You may not be sure what to expect, and the meeting topic is unpleasant by nature. Perhaps another party is suing you for custody of your child, or you are filing a custody lawsuit to protect your visitation or custodial rights. Whatever the circumstances,…

Beginner’s Guide to Probate

The probate process is a way for the courts to help people through the settlement of a loved one’s estate after their passing. Some people see it as a way for the government to intervene, but it can be a helpful way to sort things out and avoid potential fraud and family fighting, especially if…

What are Modifications in Family Law?

Now that some time has passed, are you interested in modifying your divorce decree or child custody agreement? That’s where modifications in family law come in. Here are the basics of how they can help your family. Common Modifications Some things that are subject to modification include: Financial obligations including child and spousal supportChild custody…

When Is a Tax Lawyer Needed?

Why would you need to hire a tax lawyer? The mere fact that this question is on your mind is a good indication you should consider it. Taxes are a complicated subject. And if you make a mistake, the IRS isn't very forgiving. That's when an attorney comes into play, and here are the top…

4 Things You Need to Know Before Filing for Divorce

Nervous about filing for divorce? Everywhere you turn, there are horror stories about divorces gone wrong. But that doesn't mean your own separation has to get messy. Here's how you can protect yourself before signing any papers: No One "Wins" a Divorce Getting divorced hurts both parties. Although you may get what you want out…

Can I Prepare My Own Will & Figure Out a Plan All by Myself?

Can you prepare your own will and try to figure out a plan for your estate all by yourself? The answer is, technically, yes, you can. But should you? Let’s take a look. Saving Money Many people assume writing their own will can save them money on lawyer fees. Something that needs consideration, however, is…



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