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The Surprising Financial Benefits of Getting Divorced

By The Cate Law Firm |

Most of us of are aware that divorce impacts virtually every area of your financial life. When assets are divided, major issues will need to be resolved, such as who will own the marital home, how the rest of the property will be divided, how much child support will be paid, and how much… Read More »

Facing the Holidays after a Divorce

By The Cate Law Firm |

The holidays are the most festive time of the year, but they can also be among the most stressful times. This is especially true for those who are experiencing their first holiday after a divorce. When you were married, there were probably a lot of holiday activities that you did together as a family…. Read More »

How to Improve your Self Esteem after a Divorce

By The Cate Law Firm |

Although divorce is far more common in our society than it was a couple generations ago, it can still be damaging to your self-esteem. Just contemplating the fact that the marriage you made a lifelong commitment to “didn’t work” can make you feel like a failure. You may have also had a manipulative or… Read More »

How to Improve your Credit Score After a Divorce

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If you are facing a divorce, it has the potential to adversely impact your credit score for the foreseeable future. Although the credit reporting agencies do not lower your score simply because your marriage has been dissolved, some of the financial consequences of the process can cause your score to drop. This can happen… Read More »

When Does Child Support End in South Carolina?

By The Cate Law Firm |

In general, child support in South Carolina ends when the child turns 18, graduates from high school, or is otherwise emancipated. But it is not always this simple. For example, if the child is still in high school when they are 18, the support obligation will continue until the child graduates or turns 19…. Read More »

I Think My Spouse Might be Hiding Assets, What Should I Do?

By The Cate Law Firm |

If you are facing a divorce, one of the major issues that needs to be settled is the division of marital assets. All assets that are part of the marital estate are supposed to be divided in a fair and equitable manner. But what if some of these assets are missing? If a spouse… Read More »

Should I Get an Annulment or Divorce in SC?

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When spouses want to dissolve their marriage, there are a couple different options; divorce or annulment. South Carolina allows annulments under limited circumstances, and in a large number of cases, divorce (or legal separation if you do not currently have grounds for divorce) will be the only options. What is an Annulment? While divorce… Read More »

What Not to Post on Social Media during a Divorce or Custody Action

By The Cate Law Firm |

Divorce is a highly emotional time, and couples who are going through this process often feel the need to talk to someone about what they are experiencing. One outlet on which many divorcing spouses find tempting to express how they feel is social media. Most of us use social media to stay connected with… Read More »

Common Law Marriage Abolished in South Carolina

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What does the Ruling Mean for Cohabitating Couples in the State? On July 25th, 2019, the South Carolina Supreme Court issued a monumental decision abolishing common law marriage in the Palmetto State. This ruling applies to all common law marriages that would have been established on or after the date the decision was handed… Read More »

Do I Need a Lawyer for an Uncontested Divorce in South Carolina?

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No, you do not have to have a lawyer if you and your spouse are filing for an uncontested divorce in South Carolina. However, it is highly recommended that you seek the advice of a qualified family law attorney in all divorce cases. There may be some issues that you have not considered, and… Read More »

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