Living Separate and Apart for One (1) Year is one of the five (5) grounds for divorce in the State of South Carolina.  It is also the closest thing that South Carolina has to a “No Fault” Divorce since the only requirement is that the parties did not live together for more than one (1) […]

“A” is for “Domestic Relations ATTORNEY”

by Janne Berry Osborne on November 19, 2012

in Domestic Relations A to Z

When considering domestic relations litigation, one of your first decisions is which ATTORNEY to retain. The attorney you retain is the person to whom you will be giving all of your personal information and explaining how you got to where you are and where you want to be at the end of the domestic relations […]

“A” is for “Bankruptcy ATTORNEY”

November 19, 2012

When filing for bankruptcy, one of your first decisions is which ATTORNEY to retain. The attorney you retain is the person to whom you will be giving all of your personal information and explaining how you got to where you are and where you want to be at the end of the bankruptcy process.  It […]

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Custody Q & A — What Rights Do I Have After Signing Temporary Custody?

November 18, 2012

This is a Child Custody-Domestic Relations question that I answered on Avvo.com about a year ago. “What rights do I have after signing temporary custody?  My parents have had temporary custody of my daughter for a year and I have tried to get them to let me have non-supervised visitation, but they never allow it.  […]

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Child Custody Q & A — Can My Brother Sign Over His Parental Rights to Me?

November 17, 2012

This is a Child Custody-Domestic Relations question that I answered on Avvo.com in 2011. “My brother is in jail and wants to sign his rights over to me and the mother has passed away can that be done?  I want to get my brother’s son because his grandmother is old and cannot take care of […]

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Divorce Q & A — Can I Marry My Boyfriend After His Divorce on the Grounds of One Year Separation?

November 17, 2012

This is a Domestic Relations-Divorce-Remarriage question that I answered on Avvo.com on 11/17/12. “Can I marry my boyfriend after a divorce on the grounds of one year separation?  My boyfriend got divorced last month and it was on the grounds of a one year separation…can we get married now?” MY ANSWER: Once the final hearing […]

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Custody Q & A — How Can I Remove the Father’s Name from My Children’s Birth Certificates?

November 15, 2012

This is a Child Custody question that I answered on Avvo.com on 11/15/12. “My children’s biological father has nothing to do with my kids.  I can count on one hand how many times he has paid child support.  What do I need to do to get his name removed from their birth certificates?  My kids […]

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Chapter 7 Q & A — Can I sell assets to pay past due rent before filing Chapter 7?

November 12, 2012

This is a Chapter 7-Bankruptcy Law question that I answered on Avvo.com on 11/11/12. “Can I sell my business assets and turn over these monies to my landlord as payment on lease before filing chapter 7?  Landlord has been accepting less money per month than due for the last 2 to 3 years.  Lease has […]

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