Family Law Blogs & Articles

Blog Posts in January, 2016

  • What Happens if You Do Not Answer a Divorce Petition?

    Have you been served divorce papers? You now know that your spouse has officially petitioned the courts for a divorce . The courts require a prompt response to the petition. Some people think that if they do not respond to the papers the divorce cannot go forward, and they can simply forget about it. Unfortunately, that is not the case. In fact, it can put you at a serious disadvantage. If you ...
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  • Requirements for Divorce In South Carolina: Can a Judge Order Us to Attend Counseling?

    South Carolina is a relatively conservative state, particularly in the Family Court system. The courts cannot grant a divorce unless certain grounds are proven. Grounds for divorce in South Carolina include: · Adultery · Desertion for at least 1 year · Physical cruelty · Habitual Alcohol or drug abuse · One year’s continuous separation In addition, a divorce cannot be granted unless the trial ...
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