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Custody and Moving Out of State: What Rights do Non-Custodial Parents in SC Have?

By The Cate Law Firm |

When two parents do not live under the same roof, one of the parents usually has primary custody of the child. In most cases, this means that the non-custodial parent has visitation rights, which could be something like every other weekend with the child, rotating holidays, etc.  This arrangement can work well as long… Read More »

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Preparing for Divorce Part 5: The Role of a Financial Advisor

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In Part 4 of our series, we turned our focus to finances, discussing the importance of creating a pre and post-divorce budget. Budgeting can be a tedious task, and many people feel like it puts too many constraints on what they are allowed to do financially. In reality, a budget puts you in much… Read More »

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How to Prepare for Divorce Part 4: Create a Pre & Post Divorce Budget

By The Cate Law Firm |

In Part 3 of our series, we talked in detail about putting together your divorce team. This starts with choosing an attorney who focuses primarily on family law, has extensive experience both inside and outside the courtroom, and is someone you feel comfortable working with. We also talked about enlisting other professionals when needed… Read More »

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Taxes and the Divorce Process

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For couples who are going through a divorce, the last thing they are usually thinking about is their taxes. The divorce process will have major implications on many areas of your finances, however, and there are numerous potential tax consequences that divorcing spouses should be aware of. These issues should be addressed well ahead… Read More »

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Preparing for Divorce Part 3: Develop your Support Group

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In Part 2 of our series, we discussed getting organized for your divorce. Before you start the process, you need to make sure you have your ducks in a row. This means organizing your financial documents and records, taking steps to receive your communications and correspondence securely and safely, keeping detailed records of important… Read More »

Divorce Agreements and Enforcing Visitation

Divorce Agreements and Enforcing Visitation

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Once you have completed the divorce process and the final decree has been issued, all parties are obligated to adhere to its terms and conditions, unless they are modified later on. Unfortunately, some ex-spouses do not live up to their end of the agreement. One of the most common issues where there is frequently… Read More »

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Preparing for Divorce Part 2: Getting Organized

By The Cate Law Firm |

Last time, we talked about getting prepared emotionally for a divorce. You need to be absolutely sure that your marriage is irretrievably broken and/or you are no longer committed to saving it, commit 100% to follow through with the divorce in spite of the costs, spend some time for yourself during the process, and… Read More »

How to Prepare Emotionally for Divorce

Preparing for Divorce Part 1: Prepare Yourself Emotionally/Get Ready

By The Cate Law Firm |

Getting a divorce is one of the most consequential decisions individuals ever have to make. The process of ending a marriage that you have invested so much of your life into can be very stressful to say the least. The divorce process can last several months or more, depending on how contentious the case… Read More »

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My Spouse Got a Raise at Work: Can I Get Child Support and Alimony Modified?

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If you have a court order that provides for either child support or alimony payments in South Carolina, this is considered the final decision by the judge that cannot be changed without an appeal. However, child support and most alimony awards are modifiable if circumstances substantially change. For example, if an ex-spouse earns more… Read More »

Visitation and the Holidays

Divorce, Visitation, and the Holidays

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The holidays may take on a different meaning for families in the midst of a divorce or not too far removed from the process. When parents live in separate homes, and even great distances from each other, this complicates spending quality time with children during the holiday season, and it can lead to conflict…. Read More »

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