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Thinking of Divorce? Start Doing These 3 Things Now

By The Cate Law Firm |

Marriage isn’t always easy, and the average couple in a marriage will experience many highs and lows over their years together, with some of the lows being so low that the intervention of marriage counselor or other professional is a necessity. Indeed, some couples may even spend time apart at some point over the… Read More »

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How To Adopt A Child in South Carolina

By The Cate Law Firm |

Some of the happiest moments in South Carolina’s family courts take place when a judge finalizes an adoption. While some adoptions can be simple, such as when a stepparent or grandparent adopts their stepchild or grandchild and all parties consent, others are more complicated. When parental rights must be terminated, or there are matters… Read More »

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I Want My New Spouse to Adopt my Child

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The make-up of the American family has shifted considerably, and we now embrace a wide variety of domestic situations that are in a child’s best interests. In some cases, a stepparent may wish to fill the void that exists in a family and legally adopt their spouse’s children. While close relationships are possible without… Read More »

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How Is Child Support Calculated in South Carolina?

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Making sure that all children are provided for is one of the primary goals of the family courts throughout South Carolina. That means that when parents divorce, child support is almost always part of the divorce settlement; both parents have a legal obligation to provide for their child financially. If you are not the… Read More »

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Can Divorce Impact My Credit Score?

By The Cate Law Firm |

If you are thinking about ending your marriage and filing for a divorce, you have probably weighed all of the issues. Indeed, there is no doubt you have thought endlessly about the effect of getting a divorce on your personal and psychological wellbeing, your friends and family, your children, and even your finances. But… Read More »

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Bankruptcy and Divorce

By The Cate Law Firm |

Bankruptcy and divorce are both exceptionally stressful events for most people. When you’re facing both at the same time, it can feel like your life will never be stable again. You undoubtedly have many questions about how one affects the other. The Cate Law Firm is here to ensure that you understand the process… Read More »

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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

By The Cate Law Firm |

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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