In some cases, a temporary hearing is necessary when one or both parties needs immediate relief and the parties cannot reach an agreement on a temporary basis. Issues addressed at a temporary hearing may include things like custody, visitation, child/spousal support, use of property, and restraining orders. Click for an affidavit template, instructions on how to draft an effective Family Court affidavit, and more. We routinely handle temporary hearings in Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester counties.
Prepare for a Temporary Hearing
Click here to access a useful checklist to use if you are changing your name in South Carolina. Whether you are resuming a maiden name as part of a divorce or Separate Support and Maintenance action, or have a court order allowing you use an entirely different name, this checklist can help you make sure all of your bases are covered. We also handle transgender name changes in South Carolina.
Name Change Checklist
These forms are intended for use by clients of The Law Office of Carolyn M. Bone, LLC only. You should contact your attorney with any questions regarding these forms. These forms are used to prepare Financial Declarations, pleadings, settlement offers, and agreements.
The rise of mandatory mediation, combined with the fact that a reasonable settlement allows many clients to avoid the stress, expense, and delays of trial, means that your case may end in an uncontested hearing. Click here to read about what happens at an uncontested final hearing (if your case ends in a settlement agreement). Here are the questions you will be asked at an uncontested final hearing in the following common scenarios:
Click here to access a checklist with instructions for wrapping up your South Carolina Family Court case. Always check with your South Carolina divorce and family law attorney if you have any questions about your particular case. You should also make sure to carefully review and follow the provisions of your final order, as those terms may not be the same as those that "generally" apply.
Your Summerville divorce and custody attorney can help you craft a custody and visitation schedule best suited to your family's unique needs and concerns. This sample custody and visitation schedule is provided only to give you a general outline of what some of the terms of a "standard" schedule might look like. Sample parenting time schedule
You may also wish to complete this fillable Custody Case Worksheet to help your family law attorney prepare for and advise you on your potential custody issues.