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In 2013, the State Legislature amended South Carolina Probate Code Section 62-2-507.  Also known as the ‘revocation by divorce statute,' Section 62-2-507 revokes a testator’s will to the extent necessary to omit an ex-spouse from inheriting from the testator’s estate.  The 2013 amendment expanded the ‘revocation...

In an earlier blog about marital property, I mentioned that South Carolina is an equitable apportionment/distribution state. But before the distribution takes place, marital assets and debts must be identified. So, if you are going through a divorce (or planning for one), it is equally as...

A recent ruling by the South Carolina Supreme Court reversed and remanded the lower courts’ decisions to terminate spousal support based on the other spouse cohabitating with his girlfriend. McKinney v. Pedery The ex-wife (McKinney) sought a modification of alimony based upon: 1) her ex-husband’s (Pedery) continuous cohabitation with...

Two parties have returned, yet again, before the South Carolina Court of Appeals regarding a hotly debated topic in many marital litigations: alimony. Roof v. Steele During their marital litigation, the parties reached an agreement in which the husband (Steele) agreed to pay the wife (Roof) $300...

Unlike child support calculations, which generally follow the Department of Social Services Guidelines and the nifty Child Support Calculator attendant (see my earlier blog regarding the Child Support Calculator), there is no go-to Alimony Calculator or hardline test to determine whether one receives alimony and, if...