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  • Child Support Brochure

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  • Divorce

    Lawline FAQ: In South Carolina there are 5 grounds of legal reasons for divorce. They are 1) separation of spouses for at least 1 year (the so-called "no fault" divorce); 2) adultery; 3) physical cruelty; 4) habitual drunkenness (including habitual use of narcotic drugs and 5) desertion for a period of one year. Mental cruelty and incompatibility are not grounds for divorce in South Carolina. Content Detail

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    South Carolina Bar Association
  • Divorce and the Law

    Brochure discussing grounds for divorce, family courts, separation, agreements, equitable division, custody and visitation, support, and more. PDF document (may load slowly). Content Detail

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    South Carolina Bar Association
  • Legal Separation

    Lawline FAQ: In South Carolina we do not have legal separations. We have orders of separate maintenance and support. This is an order which sets forth a formal arrangement made in a judgment issued by a judge. The judgment rules under which a husband and wife legally live apart and details the responsibilities of each. A husband and wife may choose to live apart without such a formal arrangement, but they are not legally living apart. Content Detail

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    South Carolina Bar Association
  • Temporary Hearing (Video)

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    South Carolina Legal Services- Charleston
  • What Are The Signs of Child Abuse?

    Checklist of potential signals that a child is being abused. Content Detail

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    Prevent Child Abuse South Carolina
  • What Law Says on Custody of Minor Children Resulting from Divorce or Separation

    Lawline FAQ: When divorcing or separating parents cannot agree on which parent should have custody of their children, the Family Court must decide. Neither parent automatically has a superior legal right to custody. One parent does not have to show the other unfit in order to obtain custody. The Court will consider the children's best interests in deciding custody and the judge will consider several factors including: the children's relationship with each other and with their parents; the children's adjustment to home, school, and community; the mental and physical health of all children and their parents; and, in certain circumstances, the wishes of the child or children. Content Detail

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    South Carolina Bar Association
  • What the Law Says on Support of Minor Children After Divorce or Separation

    Lawline FAQ: In South Carolina, both parents have a legally enforceable obligation to support their minor children - that is, those under 18 years of age. When the marriage is dissolved or when a separation takes place, the parents may agree on a reasonable amount of support to be contributed by either, or both parents. If they cannot agree, a judge will set an amount. Content Detail

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    South Carolina Bar Association
  • Expedited Services

    This page explains how to get copies of vital records in an expedited manner by telephone or by mail. Content Detail

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    SC Department of Health and Environmental Control
  • Fee Schedule for Vital Records Services

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  • How to Obtain a Certified Copy of a Birth Certificate

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    SC Department of Health and Environmental Control
  • How to Obtain a Certified Copy of a Marriage License

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    SC Department of Health and Environmental Control
  • On-Site Customers

    If you prefer to appear personally at DHEC's offices to request copies of vital recoreds, review this page for directions and instructions. Content Detail

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    SC Department of Health and Environmental Control
  • Divorce and Insurance: How to retain your child's health care coverage

    Mom and Dad don't live together anymore. Your child has two beds, two sets of teddy bears, two groups of friends, and two homes. And, as the years go by, these two homes may be further and further apart. It's important that your child has health coverage in both homes. But how will you achieve this? And who will pay for it? Just one trip to the emergency room may result in many large medical bills. Health care costs can add up quickly, so you'll want to make provisions for your child's continued health coverage as soon as possible. Content Detail

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    HealthCareCoach.com