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Filing taxes is something almost everyone has in common with each other. So, when a couple is going through a divorce, figuring out how to file and what to expect is a common issue. What happens to my tax refund while I’m going through a divorce? This...

QDRO stands for Qualified Domestic Relations Order. The most common use of a QDRO is in the setting of marital agreements dealing with the division of a spouse’s retirement account. The QDRO gives the court the ability to approve a means through which funds of...

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...

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...