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In a prior post, we discussed the importance of Parenting Plans and Child Custody when considering divorce or separation. These plans are mandatory and should be presented at a Temporary Hearing if possible. But be aware that a Parenting Plan is not definitive in a hotly contested custody battle, which tend to be expensive. There are…

By Greenville Divorce Lawyer John DeVore Compton, III When it comes to divorce, equal access to children(s) school (visits, records, pickup, parent-teach conferences) should all be worked out in advance of a final hearing, if not beforehand. In South Carolina, divorcing spouses with children are generally required to submit a “Parenting Plan” at the outset…

Child Support by Greenville Divorce Lawyer John D. Compton, III How child support is calculated is not, necessarily, straightforward. Generally child support is calculated with consideration of which parent has full or primary custody. Things like Insurance, Day Care, prior support obligations, the number of children, the income of the parties, and any “special needs”…

By Greenville Divorce Lawyer John DeVore Compton, III As we have discussed in prior posts, custody of children is a complicated matter when parents don’t get along. It is always best if parents can agree on child custody and visitation arrangements in advance, before going to court. Parents can enter into a custody agreement at any…

By Greenville Divorce Lawyer John DeVore Compton, III Since the tender years doctrine was abolished by the South Carolina legislature, meaning the mother does not automatically receive custody of young children, how does the family court decide which parent will get custody of the parties child(ren)? The legislature spells that out in the Code of Laws…

By Greenville Divorce Attorney John DeVore Compton, III What is the “Tender Years Doctrine” and what is its relevance to divorce cases in South Carolina? A little history will help: Between 1879 to 1948 you could not get a divorce in South Carolina because it was outlawed. With the industrial revolution, and the ability of one…

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