divorce law Tag

On July 24, 2019, the South Carolina Supreme Court abolished the future recognition of common law marriage. Common law marriage was the legal framework that legitimized couples holding themselves out as married. Previously, common law marriage could be established where the parties: Were at least 16...

Many people consider their pets family members, but do pets have any rights during a divorce? As of January 1, 2019, California courts can determine the custody of pets in divorce cases. Certain owners could receive physical custody of the animal and gain legal custody, or the...

Dividing pensions and retirement at the time of divorce can be a complex issue. The family court may allow the person who has the pension to retain the full pension, and offset other marital assets against it. Instead, the court may distribute a portion from...

Based on my experiences in life and as a lawyer, I find most people, including family court judges, do not take kindly to attempts by a parent to alienate his or her child from the other parent. Truly, I agree with these sentiments, as parental...