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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...