Posts from June 2015

Employers, Don’t Violate the Fair Labor Standards Act

A Word of Caution… Employers – Don’t Violate The Fair Labor Standards Act - Not Even By Accident The Fair Labor Standards Act or FLSA affects most employers both public and private.  Two of its most recognized requirements are that non-exempt employers must pay employees the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour worked and time and a half for any [...]

Getting a Divorce based on Adultery in South Carolina

Adultery is defined as illicit intercourse between two persons, at least one of whom is married to someone other than the sexual partner.  Panhorst v. Panhorst, 301 S.C. 100, 103, 390 S.E. 2d 376, 378 (Ct. App. 1990). Explicit extra-marital sexual activity constitutes adultery regardless of whether it is of a homosexual or heterosexual character. R.G.M [...]

Getting a Divorce in South Carolina

Divorce in South Carolina It can be a very emotional and stressful time when a marriage reaches a point in which one party (or both parties) are considering a divorce.  No matter the circumstances, it never seems to be an easy, painless task.  To file for a divorce in South Carolina, there are several steps that need to be taken. In South Carolina, [...]

Is it Marital Property or is it not?

Marital Property – What it is and what it isn’t. Many people when faced with troubling times in their marriages often have to give thought to this topic.  It isn’t enough they must think about how ending their marriage may affect themselves and their families mentally, emotionally and financially, but they must also consider what will happen to [...]

Getting a Divorce based on Physical Cruelty

In South Carolina, physical cruelty has generally been defined as actual personal violence, or such a course of physical treatment that endangers life, limb or health, and renders cohabitation unsafe. Brown v. Brown, 215 S.C. 502, 508, 56 S.E. 2d 330, 333 (1949). A single assault by one spouse upon the other spouse can constitute physical cruelty. [...]
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