A Guide to Abandonment in Divorce
South Carolina recognizes five grounds for seeking divorce, and one of those is abandonment, also called desertion. If your spouse has abandoned you, then you can file for divorce. You can also raise abandonment when it comes to child custody, alimony, and the division of marital property. Surasky Law has represented men and women in the divorce process for almost 50 years. We have created this guide to help our clients better understand what abandonment is and how it might a
Parental Alienation: The Laws Against Bad Mouthing the Other Parent
Some parents try to gain an edge in a custody dispute by trashing or bad mouthing the other parent. The goal may be to alienate the child from the other parent so that their relationship breaks down. Or it could be legitimate concerns that shouldn’t be shared with the child for their well being. South Carolina has several laws on the books which prohibit parental alienation. Any parent who tries to impair their child’s relationship with the other parent might face consequence
Is Negligence Covered by Insurance?
Insurance covers negligence, which is why South Carolina requires that motorists carry liability insurance, which will cover situations where your negligence injures someone. If you are hurt by a negligent driver, you can make a claim on their liability insurance. Insurance exists exactly for these situations. Surasky Law has negotiated many settlements with insurers for accidents caused by negligence. Below, we take a closer look at what negligence means and which types of i