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How Will A Disability Affect My Divorce?

Divorce can be one of the most difficult things a person can face during their lifetime. Typically, in a South Carolina divorce case, the Court will decide all issues of property and debt division, child custody and visitation, child support, alimony, and attorney’s fees, in addition to the issue of divorce itself. However, when one …

What Is an Uncontested Divorce?

When it comes to divorce, there are two options to choose from: contested and uncontested. However, many people don’t know the difference between the two or that uncontested divorce is even an option. Join Collins Family Law to learn what an uncontested divorce is and if it is the right option for you.  What Does …

Five Mistakes to Avoid in Life After Divorce for Men

Five Mistakes to Avoid in Life After Divorce for Men Sometimes, divorce is a much-needed relief from a toxic relationship. Other times, it can be a life-altering catastrophe that ends in heartbreak. Movies tend to portray women as the ones who experience most of the emotional distress, while men are often depicted as being hardened …

How to Tell Your Kids You’re Getting a Divorce

The thought of telling your kids about your impending divorce may be gut-wrenching, but it’s a conversation that must happen. Be assured — if you handle the conversation tactfully, you can minimize the pain for everyone involved. Having been instrumental in many divorce cases, Collins Family Law Group knows the strategies that work best with …

Divorce and Separate Bank Accounts: Is My Money Safe?

Many married couples choose to keep their money in joint bank accounts, which gives each spouse equal access when it comes to paying utility bills, purchasing groceries, and making mortgage payments. Others may keep most of their income in a joint account, but use a separate account for savings and retirement funds. However, some married …

What Are the Five Stages of Divorce?

The five stages of divorce follow the common five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. When a couple is going through a divorce, both people involved experience these stages at different times, in different ways. Understanding how affected people move through divorce grief helps make the process more manageable, although not less …

Why People Have Emotional Affairs

With technology making it increasingly easy to connect and communicate with others discreetly, emotional affairs are on the rise in the United States. The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy reports that 35% of women and 45% of men admit to having had an emotional affair before. In our fast-paced world where it’s easy …

Can a Child Sue a Parent for Back Child Support?

Can a Child Sue a Parent for Back Child Support? Child support is meant to act as financial support for the custodial parent raising the child. But, sometimes the non-custodial parent doesn’t pay all of the funds they are ordered to pay. As the years pass, those outstanding payments can add up and turn into …