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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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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 »

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

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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 »

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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The Process of Divorce in South Carolina

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The state of South Carolina has both fault and no-fault divorces. To dissolve your marriage in SC, you must first meet residency requirements, then have grounds for a fault divorce or meet the no-fault requirements. The process can become complicated depending on whether or not the issues involved in the marriage dissolution are contested,… Read More »

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Making Healthcare Decisions for Children of Divorce

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Co-parenting after a divorce is not always easy, especially if you have experienced a lot of contention regarding parenting issues while you and your spouse were married. Healthcare is one area where this can become especially challenging. If you are newly divorced and think this might become an issue or you already have a… Read More »

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Divorced Parents Paying for College in South Carolina

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Over the last decade, the South Carolina Supreme Court has changed course several times regarding its rulings on the obligation of parents to pay college tuition for their children after a divorce. Initially, the Court ruled that it could be required.  That was reversed in Webb v. Sowell (2010), the Court ruling that compelling… Read More »

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Adultery and Divorce

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South Carolina defines adultery as a person having sexual relations with someone who is not his or her legal spouse. Because South Carolina is a “fault” state when it comes to divorce, the person whose spouse had an affair with someone else can allege and then set out to prove the unfaithfulness as a… Read More »

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Bankruptcy and Divorce

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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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