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Can I change the locks on the marital home?

My spouse moved out. Can I change the locks? By M. J. Goodwin   I get this question a lot. The answer depends on where you are in the separation and divorce process.  ...

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Legal Separation or Temporary Order in SC?

Legal Separation or Temporary Order? By M. J. Goodwin   Family Court can be confusing. That is why it’s smart to have an experienced Family Court lawyer represent you. One area of confusion is...

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What if your spouse won’t sign the Divorce Decree?

What if your spouse says that he/she won’t “sign for the divorce”? By M. J. Goodwin   I was asked today, by a distraught spouse, what would happen if the other spouse refused to...

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Retirement 401K Division in Divorce via QDRO

Division of Retirement Assets (QDRO) in Divorce Cases in SC By M. J. Goodwin   In this day and age, it’s hard to save money. Most people going through a divorce have worked hard...

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Orders of Protection in South Carolina require a Divorce Lawyer

Orders of Protection in South Carolina Domestic Violence Cases   By M. J. Goodwin   October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. In my 23 years as a practicing attorney in Anderson, South Carolina, I...

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South Carolina May Soon Have Same-Sex Marriage

South Carolina May Soon Have Same-Sex Marriage By M. J. Goodwin   The United States Supreme Court is slowly clearing the way for same-sex marriage in South Carolina.  This will likely be met with...

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Legal Fathers and Biological Fathers. Divorce in SC and its Consequences.

The Husband is the Legal Father of the Minor Children of the Marriage in SC By M. J. Goodwin   A question that is coming up more and more frequently  results from a situation...

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Why does Courtroom Experience Matter for a Divorce Lawyer?

Why does Courtroom Experience Matter for a Divorce Lawyer? By M. J. Goodwin   Some lawyers love to go to Court.  I am one of those lawyers.  The trial process has intrigued and interested...

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Handling Emergency Custody Cases in Family Court in Upstate South Carolina

Handling Emergency Custody Cases in Family Court By M. J. Goodwin   By far, the most frequent emergency situations I see in Family Court are those involving children.  Children, especially young children, cannot care...

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Getting a Good Outcome in Family Court in SC: Divorce, Adultery, Property, Custody, Visitation

Obtaining a Good Outcome in Family Court By M. J. Goodwin   It’s been a busy past few weeks in Family Court.  Several trials and several settlements occurred.  Due to docket considerations, some of...

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