In community property states, this is the property that is considered separate, i.e. belonging to only one spouse. This usually includes anything owned prior to marriage, inheritances, and anything a spouse earned after the date of separation. Educat ... More details
Setting the amount of child support in a divorce proceeding.
Child support laws help determine the amount to award as child support, the judge will consider all relevant facts, including any special needs of the child, the income and earning capacity of the parents, the age of the child, any other support resp ... More details
Sexual behavior of the parents.
The parents' sexual behavior might be considered if the behavior is considered damaging to the child - for example, having sexual relations in front of the child. Normally, the fact the one parent is homosexual will not affect that parent's right to ... More details
Singleness. Census Bureau Facts 1998.
There were 119 unmarried men (i.e. never married, widowed, or divorced) ages 18 to 34 for every 100 unmarried women those ages in 1995. At older ages, however, the ratio reverses, to 105 unmarried women for every 100 unmarried men among 35- to 54-yea ... More details
Socrates once said.
Socrates once said: “Marry by all means. If you have a good wife, you will become happy; if you get a bad wife, you will become the philosopher.” ... More details
If a divorced parent has sole custody, he or she takes care of the child most of the time after divorce and makes the major decisions about the child, include education, health care, religious training, and extracurricular activities. ... More details
South Carolina divorce - ALIMONY MAINTENANCE SPOUSAL SUPPORT.
Either spouse may be awarded alimony. The factors for consideration are:
(1) the duration of the marriage and the ages of the spouses when married and when divorced; (2) the physical and emotional conditions of the spouses; (3) the educa ... More details
South Carolina divorce - Child custody.
In awarding child custody, the factors for consideration are as follows:
(1) the circumstances of the spouses; (2) the nature of the case; (3) the religious faith of the parents and child; (4) the welfare of the child; and (5) the best s ... More details
South Carolina divorce - Child support.
Both parents have joint responsibility for child support. The court may require income withholding for the guarantee of child support payments. There are official child support guidelines which are presumed to be correct unless 1 of the following fac ... More details
South Carolina divorce - General Divorce Procedure.
The clerk of the court may have forms, that have been developed by the court, to be used in divorce matters. [South Carolina Rules of Family Court; Rule 3]. ... More details
South Carolina divorce - Grounds for South Carolina Divorce.
No-fault ground for divorce in South Carolina is: Living separate and apart without cohabitation for 1 year. [Code of Laws of South Carolina; Chapter 3, Section 20-3-10]. ... More details
South Carolina divorce - Legal Separation.
Legal separation and separate maintenance may be obtained in South Carolina. [Code of Laws of South Carolina; Chapter 3, Section 20-3-140]. ... More details
South Carolina divorce - Mediation or Counseling.
The court may refer spouses to bring about reconciliation between the spouses. In such cases, no divorce may be granted unless certified by the judge or the referee that the reconciliation efforts were unsuccessful. No final decree will be granted un ... More details
South Carolina divorce - Property distribution.
South Carolina is an "equitable distribution" state. Each spouse is entitled to keep his or her non-marital property, consisting of property:
(1) which was acquired prior to the marriage; (2) acquired by gift or inheritance; (3 ... More details
South Carolina divorce - Residency Requirements.
The filing spouse must only have been a resident for 3 months if both spouses are residents of South Carolina. There is a required 90-day delay from the time of filing to the time of the final decree of divorce. Otherwise, if only the filing spouse i ... More details
South Carolina divorce - Rights to Maiden Name.
The wife may have her former name restored. ... More details
South Carolina divorce - Spouse’s name.
Upon request, the court may allow a spouse to resume the use of his or her former name. [Code of Laws of South Carolina; Chapter 3, Section 20-3-180]. ... More details
South Carolina divorce - Title of Divorce action.
Complaint for Divorce. ... More details
South Carolina divorce - Where to file for divorce.
File in the county where (1) the defendant resides; (2) the county where the plaintiff resides if the defendant does not live in South Carolina or cannot be found; or (3) the county where the spouses last lived together if both still live in South Ca ... More details
South Dakota divorce - Alimony maintenance spousal support.
Either spouse may be awarded maintenance for life or a shorter period. The only factor specified in the statute is a consideration of the circumstances of the spouses. South Dakota courts have interpreted this to include the following factors for con ... More details