Charleston SC Divorce Attorney

As a Charleston SC divorce attorney, I seem to have fielded more questions about alimony in the first part of this year than I would have usually expected. Many people think that there is no such thing as alimony anymore. Still others think that young people, or people with “Short” marriages, will never have to pay alimony. Legislation in the past decade has enlarged the choices for various kinds of alimony. Formerly, the only kind of alimony was “Good old-fashioned alimony”, the one we grew up hearing about, the one that lasts “Til death or her remarriage”. Yes, what the law refers to as permanent periodic alimony still exists and is awarded by judges and/or agreed upon by separating spouses far more often than you might imagine. There is reimbursement alimony – most often, for spouses who may have invested in their ex’s education and/or career, and should fairly be reimbursed for the money or services which permitted their ex to earn that professional degree, etc. There is alimony for a fixed period of time and/or amount – most often, allowing a higher payment for a shorter and defined period of time, terminating at a specified date, and non-modifiable. The ability to adjust the tax consequences of alimony is permitted – here again, a change from “Old-fashioned alimony” which determined the tax consequences of alimony payments as being taxable to the spouse receiving them, and a tax credit to the spouse paying them. All of these changes/adjustments in the law reflect changes in society, wherein women are more able than they were 20 or 30 years ago to support themselves and are less dependent on alimony. Are we overlooking this fact when we seek to limit or minimize alimony? Can it ever be “Fair” to dis-allow alimony or to minimize it without considering this fact? Has the pendulum of women’s liberation, so to speak, swung so far as to now bounce backwards, leveling dependent women with the admonition to “Get a job”? Patricia O. DeTreville is a Charleston divorce attorney with DeTreville Law & Mediation, LLC. She has been practicing exclusively in the Charleston Family Courts for almost 30 years, and has extensive experience in matters involving separation and divorce, child custody and support, and alimony and property division.

Columbia Car Accident Lawyer

Columbia and Richland County have a number of locations that appear regularly in listings of the most dangerous intersections for motor vehicle accidents in South Carolina compiled by the S.C. Department of Public Safety. Whether your accident occurred in Columbia or a nearby county, our attorneys will thoroughly investigate all the contributing factors and identify those who should be held responsible if the accident caused serious injuries. Car accidents may be caused by speeding, driving too fast for traffic conditions, weaving between lanes, following too closely, inattention, failure to yield or by driving while intoxicated. Drivers who disregard South Carolina traffic safety laws and cause car accidents and injuries should be held accountable for the harm they cause. If you or your loved one has sustained serious injuries in a car accident in Columbia or anywhere in the Midlands, you can count on our experienced personal injury lawyers at Joye Law Firm to help you pursue the maximum benefits that you are entitled to receive. Dealing with another driver’s insurance company on your own can be extremely frustrating. The insurance adjuster may contend the accident was your fault or offer you far less than your injury claim is actually worth. Being unfairly blamed for contributing to an accident can deprive you of thousands of dollars in an insurance settlement. Without the insight of an experienced attorney, you may be uncertain how much compensation you should reasonably expect. You do not need the stress of dealing with insurance companies while recovering from serious injuries or caring for someone who has been seriously injured. You need a Columbia car accident attorney who knows South Carolina law and can advocate firmly for your interests. Call for a free consultation with a car accident attorney at Joye Law Firm..

Greg McCollum Complete Legal Defense Team

At the Complete Legal Defense Team we represent, assist, and defend people who are accused of crimes. We evaluate how the allegation affects your reputation in the community, how it affects your time and your life, and how it will affect you financially. Believe it or not, many people who are arrested and charged with crimes are innocent. When an individual is arrested, many people assume that they are guilty or they would not have been arrested. Our clients are often shocked at how easy it is to be arrested with very little police investigation. Sometimes a single statement by one person is enough to cause charges to be made and an arrest warrant to be issued. Many times people do not know an arrest is imminent. At the Complete Legal Defense Team, our sole focus is on representing people who are accused of crimes. We defend clients who have been accused of felonies, misdemeanors, and DUI. Our goal from the outset is to examine the facts and circumstances completely. We defend and have successfully defended every type of Major Felony, including Murder, Kidnapping, Sexual Assault, Burglary, Robbery, Assault, Drug Trafficking and more. We have successfully defended clients for DUI. When a person is charged with a DUI and someone is killed or seriously injured, even a passenger, the driver is charged with Felony DUI. We have defended at trial all of the type cases listed and many others. We have the ability, resources, skill and experience to defend every type of serious felony to less serious, but important cases like DUI. In addition to defense of serious felony cases and DUI, we also regularly represent and help people in traffic court, so you can avoid having to appear in traffic court.

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