One of the most important things to do is establish that you are the child’s father as soon as possible. This grants you certain legal rights such as custody and visitation.
Custody and visitation matters can be difficult to navigate. The waters become even murkier when a child refuses to visit the other parent..
What should you do if your child doesn’t want to visit you or the other parent? Can a child be forced to visit a parent? We’ll answer those questions and more below.
After you agree to a custody arrangement, the next step is ensuring that the arrangement is properly enforced. This can be more challenging during certain times of the year when schedules are not as routine as during the school year. One time when custody issues might arise is during the winter holidays.
When you decide to end your marriage, you might wish to get the divorce and move on with your life as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, legal cases are rarely quick, and South Carolina has many laws dictating waiting periods and other requirements for a divorce.
Many people believe that the decision to end their marriage will be the most difficult part of the process. However, they have a legal process ahead of them, and many aspects of your situation can complicate matters, resulting in a longer and more stressful – as well as costlier – divorce case than you might imagine.
Property division is a major aspect of any divorce case. South Carolina requires that marital property be divided in an equitable manner, which means the division must be fair under the circumstances.
Failure to pay child support is no joke. In fact, not paying child support will result in imminent negative repercussions. The State of South Carolina has several enforcement powers to collect child support including, but not limited to, tax liens, property liens, wage garnishments, passport denials, and suspension of licenses.
Many married couples in the Beaufort area are living the American dream – they own their own business together and reap the benefits. However, what happens if married business owners then decide to get divorced?
The legal process of going through a divorce is difficult. In addition to being stressful and expensive, a Beaufort divorce lawyer can explain how the process of obtaining a divorce – like all litigation – is inherently unpredictable. Before starting down this path, it would be wise to consider mediation as an alternative.
Married spouses decide to separate for several different reasons. You may know you want a divorce, and decide it is time to begin living apart, which you must do for one year prior to a divorce in South Carolina. You may also just want to take some space and time to determine whether the marriage can work in the future.