Understanding sweat equity

One of the reasons property is considered marital property under South Carolina law is that both spouses have contributed money towards purchasing it. So you might think that if you have property that your spouse never paid for or contributed any money into, it cannot...

How can you survive a gray divorce?

Breaking up is never easy, especially when you are over 65. There is often decades of memories and combined finances to untangle and divide up. These so called gray divorces can also pose a financial problem for your retirement. Here are some simple steps to help you...

How is spousal support determined?

Ending a marriage should not leave one spouse living the good life while the other languishes in an impoverished state. South Carolina judges will try to avoid leaving one spouse in dire financial straits by awarding that spouse with support payments. These payments...

Gray divorces are becoming more common

Older couples who are going through a divorce are becoming the norm, as there has been a surge of divorces for those over 50 years of age. There are various reasons for this, and divorcing later in life can affect finances in different ways than for younger couples....