Determining where a child will live when parents divorce

When a South Carolina couple has a child, they may split parenting duties especially if one ends up working more than the other. If the couple decides to get a divorce later on, however, the parent who was primarily responsible for the child's care may be considered to be the primary caretaker. This can potentially influence where the child will live once the divorce is finalized.

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Debunking child custody myths

Family court cases in South Carolina can range greatly in nature. When divorce and child custody matters include a history of domestic abuse, the judge will prioritize the children's best interests. However, the manner in which such issues play out might surprise the parties involved. In fact, there are several myths regarding child custody decisions.

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Supreme court upholds blood test rulings

If a driver in South Carolina is pulled over under suspicion of DUI, the police may no longer administer a blood-alcohol test without permission or a warrant in most cases. This is due to a recent ruling from the Supreme Court where a man was given a blood test without his permission or a warrant, and two lower courts threw out the evidence because of it.

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DUI charge dropped due to evidence discrepancy

An evidence discrepancy in a DUI case has allowed a South Carolina man to plead to a lesser charge. The man, a state representative, was charged with DUI when he was stopped on Interstate 77 in October 2012 as he was reportedly on his way home from a South Carolina football game. During the stop, the man allegedly admitted to officers that he had been drinking alcohol.

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Board declines man's parole bid

Some readers from South Carolina may recall the deadly boating accident on Lake Murray that left two women dead. The man who was convicted of reckless homicide with respect to that incident recently saw his petition for early release from prison denied by a board. He is currently serving a 10-year sentence.

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