Child Support

Lisa Speer

Every state has Child Support Guidelines that provide a formula for calculating the amount of child support to be paid when two parents no longer raise their child(ren) in the same household. When calculating child support, the following factors may come into play: The number of children from your current relationship The number of children from a previous relationship Any …

Child Support

Lisa Speer

Every state has Child Support Guidelines that provide a formula for calculating the amount of child support to be paid when two parents no longer raise their child(ren) in the same household. When calculating child support, the following factors may come into play: The number of children from your current relationship The number of children from a previous relationship Any …

Child Custody

Lisa Speer

What Is Visitation & Custody? Visitation and custody are terms used to describe physical custody schedules that reflect where the child(ren) live day-to-day. Legal custody describes the ability to make decisions about your child(ren)’s lifestyle(s). Legal custody can be joint, or sole, depending on the circumstances of the case, but we find that sole legal custody to one parent over …

Child Custody

Lisa Speer

All too often, spouses have disagreements about custody, visitation, and other matters that can affect the welfare of their children. Many people do not understand how much their actions can affect their parental rights if the matter ends up being decided by a judge. It is not uncommon for people to make critical errors that adversely affect their position in …

Mediation

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In South Carolina, the Supreme Court has designated mandatory mediation, which requires that people who are involved in family court lawsuits must schedule and attend mediation together prior to having their domestic claims set for trial in the courtroom. It has become more common for parties to be able to resolve their issues with the assistance of their attorneys and …

Mediation

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Mediation In North Carolina, some type of alternative dispute resolution is required in almost all custody cases and all equitable distribution cases before the court will set a final hearing date. The most common kind of alternative dispute resolution is mediation.  Even without a court requirement, it is also common for the parties to attempt to resolve their issues with …

Alimony & Spousal Support

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Alimony is payable by a “supporting spouse” to a “dependent spouse” and may be payable until remarriage, death, cohabitation, or for a specified period. Whether spousal support will be paid, how much will be payable, and for how long it will be paid are typically contentious issues. Alimony is the term used for the support after divorce.  Post separation support …

Alimony & Spousal Support

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The court considers many aspects when deciding on alimony payments, including: The length of the marriage The ages of the parties Physical and mental health Education and work experience The earning potential of each spouse Any need for retraining orders The standard of living during the marriage Child custody and visitation schedule Existing court obligations Any marital misconduct In South Carolina, …