Removing Child Visitation Rights From an Alcoholic Parent

When the question of alcohol abuse arises, disagreements between divorced parents can become even more dismal because of the potential for the abusing parent to cause either intentional or unintentional harm to the child during visitation.

Removing visitation from an alcoholic parent and protecting your children from this dangerous scenario can be a tricky proposition. Parents have a recognized right to their court-ordered visitations, and they also have a… [Continue reading]

Divorcing an Alcoholic or Drug Addict

Divorce is never an easy time for families or their loved ones. When one partner is addicted to drugs or alcohol, the process can be even more difficult. This is especially true when the couple has children to consider. Drugs and alcohol put a strain on more than just their abuser; they hurt everyone around, and addicts almost always put their addiction above everything else. When divorce arises due to… [Continue reading]

Types of Alimony

Alimony is one of the most important aspects of modern divorce. It represents court-ordered payments for the support of one former spouse by the other and is usually awarded in cases where one spouse was the primary financial support for the household before divorce. The second spouse, who may have limited potential for earnings, is then entitled to continued support following the separation and dissolution of marriage

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]