Got married in NY in 2018. Moved to South Carolina in March 2021. Bought a house with my partner in Jan 2022. We’ve been growing apart for years & I kept hoping it would get better. It hasn’t. She drinks regularly (6 white claws a night on average, 12 this past Saturday) & has become... View More
He is trying to get me out of our marital home to sell it. He has filed in the court system, but hasn’t served me yet. If he can’t serve me does the hearing still move forward? Will the judge make me move with my 2 children? What do I do to stop this he makes more money then I do but I am... View More
I was arrested for DV 1st degree I have not had my court date yet and have spent my savings on a attorney. My husband filed something in court but hasn't had me served. He stated it was for divorce, but we own real estate that needs to be settled before we can even start a divorce. He also has... View More
I have told my husband that I do not want to continue the marriage but he does not want to accept or acknowledge my decision. I have left the home with my 2 kids as they asked to come along. And would like to find a job and apartment. My husband was emotionally abusive and did not let me work,... View More
You have taken a good first step; to state clearly that you do not wish to continue the marriage. You should add that you would like to conclude the marriage in an amicable way if possible. Then add, I have done my research and suggest mediating the divorce. That is, meet with an attorney who would...View More
A South Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. I'm sorry for your difficult position. This is something that a divorce attorney would know better than an insurance defense or banking attorney (the chosen categories). In the interim, there could be...View More
I'm not aware of any way the Court can order that the fees charged by the mediator for their services shall be waived. However, in some regions of the state, there are options for low/no-cost mediation services, though they are limited.
There is not enough detail in your question to provide a specific answer. The first variable is whether the parents of the child(ren) are married to each other. If the parents are not married to each other, then the mother has sole custody of the child(ren) unless/until there is a court order...View More
In South Carolina, marital assets are those acquired between the date of marriage and the date a case is filed. To minimize the likelihood of a home you purchase after separation being considered a marital asset, you should (1) file an action in Family Court before purchase; and (2) not use marital...View More
Health insurance coverage is, generally, considered alimony or spousal support. However, South Carolina does not have any case law about whether an obligation to maintain such coverage could terminate upon remarriage. It is likely the answer will depend on the language of your Final Order and...View More
I don’t not know where he is in AZ only found where he got a speeding ticket in Chandler Az in April of this year. Have not been able to find him until this ticket I found. He has not shown up for court dates etc
A private investigator in Arizona should be able to run a "skip trace" to try to determine his whereabouts. You might also search for any public records related to his speeding ticket -- the jurisdiction where he received it likely has an address for him.
My wife has placed a order of protection on me and she is the real abuser in our home. I have all of our email and text messages that we have exchanged between us while we were fighting. She is a verbal abuser, and she is also quite possibly a Narcissist also. The judge even gave her the question... View More
Your best course of action is to seek the advice of a divorce lawyer who has experience dealing with abusive situations and orders of protection. However, you should note that "verbal abuse" is not a ground for divorce or basis for issuance of an order of protection in South Carolina.
We bought a house in South Carolina no mortgage but she’s the only one on the title. I am not. She’s trying to force me to move back to Massachusetts because we are having problems with her daughter. She saying she does not wanna divorce, but wants me to move back to Massachusetts. I’m... View More
It is unclear how long you and your wife have lived in South Carolina, and that is an important fact for determining whether the Family Court would have authority to address any issues in a divorce between you and your wife. Assuming you have both lived here for at least 3 months, then the...View More
I live in SC. I filed for a divorce--super easy nothing to split and joint custody, no disputes. Defendant also wants a divorce, been apart for over 4 years. However, he did not turn in the required paperwork and has not responded if he will attend the hearing. Will this be a problem if he does not... View More
Under Family Court Rule 17, the judge can hold the Defendant in default and grant the relief requested by the Plaintiff, even if the Defendant does not appear at the hearing; provided, the Defendant must have been given proper notice of the hearing (which, for a final hearing, means the notice has...View More
By harassing me i mean he smokes it obnoxiously in my face and continues to follow me around with it. I feel like he is trying to sabotage my health and career, and I feel unsafe around him. We are divorcing. The house is mine. He is forcing me out. He pays nothing on the house and is now trying to... View More
In South Carolina, you do not need your spouse's signature to file for divorce. However, if your spouse does not live in South Carolina, it may be more appropriate to file in a different state, but there are not enough facts here to determine the best jurisdiction.
Mother left spouse and children in 2012. She has not been in contact with, sent money or anything in those 10 years. I want to make sure I protect my children. I just don't know if I should file for divorce first or if i should file for the abandonment of the children first.
In South Carolina, Rule 18, SCRCP, requires that all claims that *can* be brought at the same time *must* be brought at the same time. The South Carolina Family Court is unlikely to grant a divorce until issues related to your children are resolved. Chances are, filing for divorce and custody at...View More
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