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Finances in Your Second Marriage

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It’s wonderful to find love again after a divorce or the death of your first spouse. It can also be complicated when the new couple decides to marry if one or both has children, debts, and assets from the previous relationship. While money can create a source of tension in any coupled relationship, it… Read More »

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Preventing Child Abuse

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According to the non-profit organization Childhelp, five children across the United States die every day as a direct result of child abuse. The perpetrator of the abuse could be a parent, stepparent, family friend, teacher, coach, other family member, or even a stranger. While physical and sexual abuse get the most attention, neglect is… Read More »

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The Economic Cost of Divorce

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Even when a couple is unhappily married for many years, the fear of the economic consequences of divorce may keep them together much longer than is healthy for anyone in the family. This is understandable when you consider that a couple who once acted as a joint financial unit must find a way to… Read More »

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5 Grounds for Divorce in South Carolina

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Unlike a marriage in South Carolina, in which parties must simply provide their personal information and pay a fee for the marriage license, in order to get a divorce in the state of South Carolina, a couple must enter a much more legally-intensive process. In fact, in order to even file for divorce in South Carolina, a… Read More »

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When Does Child Support End in South Carolina

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Whether you are the parent receiving child support or the non-custodial parent paying it, you have a vested interest in knowing when child support payments end in South Carolina. Under state law, the parent ordered to pay child support must generally do so until the child turns 18 years old or graduates from high… Read More »

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What is a Guardian ad Litem in South Carolina?

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The phrase “Guardian ad litem” is Latin for Guardian “for the suit.”  In South Carolina, it is a person appointed by a family court judge to represent the best interests of a child in a legal proceeding. Often in family law matters, the interest of the children can become lost and develop into a… Read More »

Health Insurance and Divorce in South Carolina - The Cate Law Firm

Health Insurance After Divorce

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When you get divorced in South Carolina, there are always financial consequences. There are court fees associated with getting a divorce and you are advised to enlist the help of an experienced family law attorney if you have child custody, asset, or support disputes. One unanticipated cost of divorce that could affect both your wallet and your… Read More »

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Life Insurance Considerations and Divorce

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Among the various assets that must be dealt with in a divorce, sorting out life insurance is one that is often neglected or overlooked. As you deal with major issues such as custody battles, support, and selling a home, it’s not surprising that you might set aside other tasks such as reviewing your life… Read More »

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What is Temporary Relief in South Carolina?

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Temporary relief is an interim, or “temporary,” order from the court that addresses certain immediate circumstances until a more formal and permanent ruling can be reached. In family court cases, temporary hearings are often useful for addressing disputes about things such as visitation schedules, who gets to live in the marital home on a… Read More »

Determining Child Custody in South Carolina - The Cate Law Firm

Factors in Determining Custody in South Carolina

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One of the most difficult decisions divorcing couples face is how and where their children will live. While you and your spouse can, and are encouraged to, determine child custody together, without intervention from the court, this is not always possible. When you and your spouse cannot agree regarding with whom your child will… Read More »

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