South Carolina Child Support Services

Child support is often associated with divorced parents, and the father sending money to the mother and child. Yet, in South Carolina, there are other circumstances in which one parent may send money to the other in order to support their child — and it’s not always the father’s responsibility. There are laws governing child support, and it is important for residents of South Carolina to understand their roles… [Continue reading]

Child Support and Custody Laws

When you divorce, child support and custody issues are some of the most painful aspects of the split. They can put your child through extremely difficult and traumatic situations and even further strain the relationship between formerly loving couples. Understanding the custody laws in South Carolina can greatly reduce the strain and problems a couple can encounter when dealing with visitation, support and other issues that arise regarding… [Continue reading]

Is There a Right Time to File Divorce?

Every couple experiences marital problems at some point — it’s inevitable. When the marital problems become too great to overcome, divorce may be an option. The question all too many couples face, however, is whether or not there is a right time to file divorce. There are so many factors to consider, and some would say that too many couples turn to this option too quickly. Here are a… [Continue reading]

Divorce in the Bible

Divorce is far from a new concept, which is why it is unsurprising to discover that the Bible has plenty to say on the subject. Christians looking to divorce tend to ask the following question: Is divorce a sin? In order to best answer the question, it is important for Christians to seek the guidance of the Bible. As a general matter, divorce is forbidden for the Christian, with three… [Continue reading]

Drug Testing in Child Custody and Child Support Cases

It is important to understand that in a child custody battle, custody and child support matters can often get contentious. For a parent that is in a contentious divorce, do not be surprised if an ex-partner files a motion that forces you to submit to a drug test. Should the ex-partner file such a motion, the decision will then be left in the judge’s hands whether or not… [Continue reading]

Ten Year Rule for South Carolina Divorce

One of the most common questions a divorce attorney will be asked is whether or not there is a 10 year rule for divorce in their state? A 10 year divorce rule is a legal principle that changes the way a divorce is handled when couples have been married for a decade or longer, which can be very beneficial to parties in a divorce, depending on the circumstances. The… [Continue reading]

Paying Child Support with Cash

When the final decision comes from the court on the amount of child support you will have to pay, it can be a difficult time. As the non-custodial parent, you have probably been left with a lot of questions – like how the amount was decided upon, how you are supposed to pay it and what will happen if you get behind. At LaMantia Law Firm, LLC, we are… [Continue reading]

How Long After a Divorce Can You Remarry

Ideally, marriage should last a lifetime, but sometimes things don’t work out that way. The person who you married may be different than what you thought. They may have cheated or walked away, or perhaps it was you that left. Regardless, life goes on after a divorce, and for many that means getting married again. Sometimes, getting a divorce can take a while, and you might be anxious to… [Continue reading]

What Happens to a 401k in a Divorce?

401k and Divorce

Navigating the financial aspects of a divorce has long been one of the trickiest parts of a divorce process. Even when spouses are separating on amicable terms, it can be overwhelming when deciding how to amicably split up the wealth. This is especially true when assets are solely in one spouse’s name or possession, and employer benefits such as a 401k are some of the most common examples of… [Continue reading]

How Soon After Marriage Can You Get a Divorce in SC

Sometimes after marriage you realize very quickly that the union of your and your spouse is not meant to be. For some people, this realization hits almost as quickly as “I do” rolls off the tongue. For others, it may take a few months or even a few years to see the writing on the wall. If you find yourself in this position, you are probably wondering just how quickly… [Continue reading]