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South Carolina Divorce 101

Divorce is a difficult decision for anyone, whether it's you or your partner who initiates it. It's a painful experience that can leave you feeling shattered and alone in the dark. When you made your wedding vows, you did so with the intention of being together for life. You invested a lot of time and money into your wedding, inviting friends and family from all over South Carolina to share in your joy.

Now, you're faced with the harsh reality that you and your former spouse are no longer together. As your family law attorney in Enoree, SC, we understand how overwhelming this can be. We've assisted many clients through the divorce process and had the knowledge and tools to help them work through it and move on to greener pastures.

The CDH Law Firm Approach to Child Custody in South Carolina

Did you know that the U.S. Census Bureau states that 25% of children younger than 21 live with just one parent while the other parent resides elsewhere in the country? In such circumstances, many families must navigate the complicated and legally complex process of child custody. As seasoned family law attorneys, we have represented clients in all aspects and legal stages of child custody and support.

We focus in providing services for a range of issues, including but not limited to:

  • Drafting Reasonable Proposed Parenting Plans
  • Preparing Child Support Calculations
  • Communication with a Guardian ad Litem (if applicable)
  • Securing De Facto Custodian / Psychological Parent Rights
  • Negotiating Agreements Relating to Child Custody
  • Prosecuting Claims Related to Domestic Violence
  • Prosecuting and Defending Claims for
  • Adoption,
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Custody, and
  • Visitation
  • Defending Claims Alleging Abuse / Neglect by the Department of Social Services

Every family has its own distinct characteristics, and as such, child-related agreements must also be customized to fit each unique situation. In South Carolina, our team of skilled family law attorneys takes the time to understand our clients' individual goals and needs and tailor our services accordingly.

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South Carolina Alimony 101

When you get married, you go into the partnership believing that you'll be together forever. It makes sense, then, that most divorcing couples don't know very much about alimony in South Carolina (also referred to as spousal support). They ask questions such as:

  • Who gets alimony?
  • What is a reasonable amount of alimony?

Fortunately, working with a family law lawyer in Enoree, SC, can answer those questions and make alimony easier to understand and approach.

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What is Alimony in South Carolina?

Many individuals often mistake alimony for child support, but they are, in fact, two distinct forms of financial obligation and not mutually exclusive. Alimony was established to safeguard a supported spouse in the event of a divorce or separation. For example, a spouse who did not work during the course of the marriage would generally have a stronger alimony claim than a spouse who worked throughout the marriage. Likewise, a spouse who worked throughout the marriage but made less than the other spouse would have a stronger alimony claim than a spouse who worked and earned equivalent income to the supporting spouse.

In many cases, a spouse may choose to stay at home to tend to the children and manage the household. Oftentimes, the spouse who remains at home has sacrificed their career or education to care for the family. In such instances, a divorce could leave the financially weaker spouse in a state of financial turmoil. Without that support system, they will have to start over from scratch. These are some factors the Court will consider in evaluating an appropriate alimony case. Throughout your marriage, you have structured your quality of life based on a budget determined by your finances. While all expenses are shared by both partners, what happens if you have been financially dependent on your spouse and need to support yourself?

At Cobb, Dill, & Hammett, LLC, we aim to assist you in securing the alimony you need to support both yourself and your children. At the same time, we want to ensure that you are not overpaying your spouse, if you are the one required to pay. You may be required to pay an amount that could leave you in a difficult financial situation. Regardless, it's crucial to have the right legal representation to guide you through the alimony process in South Carolina.

The CDH Law Firm Approach to Alimonyin South Carolina

Some people may assume financial responsibilities to a former partner are end with the filing of a divorce decree. However, if the court has mandated alimony payments, then the financial obligations survive. Failure to meet those obligations can lead to serious legal and financial consequences. Family law attorneys at CHSA Law, LLC have years of experience representing clients throughout the divorce process, including alimony determinations.

Our legal services cover many aspects of alimony law, such as:

  • Negotiating Temporary and Final Alimony Payments
  • Modifying Alimony
  • Providing Advice on Reasonable Alimony
  • Filing to Collect Unpaid Alimony

Though our family law attorneys are fearless negotiators and litigators, we always strive to keep your legal proceedings as seamless and straightforward as possible. Our goal is to help reach an agreement on alimony that is reasonable for both you and your spouse. However, compromises aren't always possible. If needed, our lawyers will fight aggressively on your behalf to help ensure your financial rights are protected.

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Hazmat, multiple crews called to fire at chemical plant in Spartanburg Co

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ENOREE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - Multiple fire crews, including the hazardous materials team, responded to a commercial fire at a chemical plant Sunday night.

The Trinity Fire Department said the call came in just after 10 p.m. at Henkel Corporation located on Highway 221.

Upon arrival, officials said they saw a transformer well involved on the back side of the building. Crews began assisting with evacuation, securing the power and containing the fire.

Officials said once the Hazmat Coordinator cleared the incident of any hazardous materials involved, the Hazmat Group was returned to service.

Spartanburg County ESA responded with the large fan, recently purchased through the Spartanburg County Fire Advisory Board to ventilate the large building.

The fire took several hours to put out. A spokesperson for Henkel said two employees were treated at the hospital and released following the fire.

Below is the full statement from Henkel Corporation:

“On Sunday, July 23, at around 10:00 pm there was a fire at Henkel’s production plant in Enoree, SC. We extend our gratitude to the local fire department which responded immediately and got the fire under control.

The incident occurred in the hot melt production area. Plant operations are currently shut down and an assessment of the facility is ongoing.

Two Henkel employees went to the hospital and have been released.

At this time, it is too soon to estimate the impact on production schedules.”

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“These disgusting incidents are way too common': SC sheriff talks about animal torture case

Joyce Elaine Bynum and Robert Franklin Harrison charged Infinite Scroll Enabled GET LOCAL BREAKING NEWS ALERTSThe latest breaking updates, delivered straight to your email inbox.Your Email AddressPrivacy Notice ENOREE, S.C. —An Upstate sheriff has some strong feelings about a recent animal torture case in the area.“These disgusting incidents are way ...

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An Upstate sheriff has some strong feelings about a recent animal torture case in the area.

“These disgusting incidents are way too common," Laurens County Sheriff Don Reynolds said. "People live this way, doing terrible things to defenseless animals while creating health hazards around them."

The comments come following a case where 42 dogs were removed from a home this week and two people are facing charges.

The animals were removed Monday and Tuesday from a home on Highway 221 North in Enoree.

Deputy Courtney Snow said animal control was called to the home on Monday for a welfare check about multiple dogs.

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Snow said when deputies arrived they noticed a female dog with significant hair loss and sores located in a pen without proper shelter along with her puppies.

Several other dogs were located in wire crates covered in feces with no food or water available to them, Snow said.

Dozens of dogs seized from Enoree home, deputies say

She said deceased dogs were also discovered on the property and 42 dogs total were removed from the residence.

Laurens County Sheriff's Office

Joyce Elaine Bynum and Robert Franklin Harrison are both charged with three counts of felony ill-treatment of animals, with torture and nine counts of ill-treatment of animals in general.

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Video taken from Sky 4 on Tuesday morning showed workers wearing blue medical-type gowns over their clothes removing animals of all sizes from two shed-like buildings behind the main house on the property.

Cage-like enclosures could be seen inside one of the sheds.

"The judges should take note and hold these kind of people fully accountable. Thank you Anderson County PAWS, Charleston Animal Society, and The Humane Society of the United States for your dedication and assistance in terrible situations such as this one," said Reynolds.

Pick Juicy Blackberries at Bison Berry Farm Right Outside Greenville, SC

Juicy blackberries await picking at Bison Berry Farm in Enoree, SC, just a short drive from Greenville, SC. This is a perfect summer day trip to get some delicious berries! Blackberries are one of my favorite berries but I haven’t ever picked them here in Greenville – until now. I was supposed to be doing an interview with one of the farm’s owners, Kellee, and I really had to focus on what she was saying because I was standing there picking and eating blackberries. They are so good and I wasn’t thinkin...

Juicy blackberries await picking at Bison Berry Farm in Enoree, SC, just a short drive from Greenville, SC. This is a perfect summer day trip to get some delicious berries!

Blackberries are one of my favorite berries but I haven’t ever picked them here in Greenville – until now. I was supposed to be doing an interview with one of the farm’s owners, Kellee, and I really had to focus on what she was saying because I was standing there picking and eating blackberries. They are so good and I wasn’t thinking of anything else. It was like a little Blackberry heaven.

And you too can experience blackberry heaven! The farm is opening up for u-pick blackberries starting on Saturday, June 17, 2023 and will be open all summer (weather permitting) for blackberry picking. At the end of the summer, they will have sunflowers for picking also. What a summer, right?

About Bison Berry Farm

Kellee and her family only purchased Bison Berry Farm in January of 2023 and they are learning as they go. The homeschool family is perfect for the adventure though. I met the kids before I met Kellee and they were a wealth of information about blackberries and the farm. I learned straight off that the u-pick blackberries don’t have thorns. I didn’t even know you could grow blackberries without thorns.

The kids were happy to tell me about the acres and acres of berries on the farm when they bought it and all the work they have done to get it ready for the public to come and pick berries.

The farm is about 70 acres total but not all of it is for blackberries. There is a beautiful pond on the property and several acres are dedicated to the bison that roam there. Yup, bison. One of the owners really likes bison so that’s how they ended up on the farm. If the bison are near the parking area, you’ll get to see these magnificent creatures when you visit.

Berry Picking

There are a lot – like a lot – of blackberries at Bison Berry Farm. And the berries are different varieties which means they will keep ripening all summer long at different intervals. The berries that you can pick are on thornless plants (I’m still amazed by this fact) and are absolutely delicious. They are big, plentiful, and easy to pick.

U-pick berries are $5/pound and the farm will also be selling prepicked berries by the quart. It should only take maybe 10 or 15 minutes to pick a pound depending on how plentiful the berries are. You can pick as much as you want.

Summer Berry Picking

Bison Berry Farm opens on June 17, 2023 from 10 am – 4 pm with lots of fun crafts and activities for kids plus local vendors and the opportunity to hold some cute ducks and chickens. Afterward, the farm will be open for the season these days and hours:

Tips on Enjoying Bison Berry Farm

There are some helpful things to do when you go berry picking at Bison Berry Farm.

Bison Berry does sell their berries around town so you can find them at places like Farmfare Local Grocery in Pauline, the Upstate Growers Market in Fountain Inn, the Hub City Farmers Market, and in the baked goods at Humble Grounds coffee shop in Woodruff.

Wondering where else to pick berries? We’ve got a whole list of Pick Your Own Blueberries & Blackberries.

Bison Berry Farm2425 SC 92, Enoree, SC864.345.3121

Spend A Fall Day At Stewart Farms In Enoree, South Carolina

Have you visited Stewart Farms in Enoree, SC? This family-owned farm has an off-the-vine u-pick pumpkin patch in the fall that is charming and so much fun! The farm is perfect for a family outing because of the number of family-friendly activities there are to enjoy! We ventured off to Enoree, SC to explore the pumpkin patch, enjoy a hay ride through the woods, and get lost in a corn maze to see just how much fun you can fit into a day at Stewart Farms!Stewart Farms is located in Enoree, SC, about 40 minutes from downtown Gre...

Have you visited Stewart Farms in Enoree, SC? This family-owned farm has an off-the-vine u-pick pumpkin patch in the fall that is charming and so much fun! The farm is perfect for a family outing because of the number of family-friendly activities there are to enjoy! We ventured off to Enoree, SC to explore the pumpkin patch, enjoy a hay ride through the woods, and get lost in a corn maze to see just how much fun you can fit into a day at Stewart Farms!

Stewart Farms is located in Enoree, SC, about 40 minutes from downtown Greenville. Once you arrive, you will pass the market to your right. The market store is where you will pay for the activities you participated in or for the pumpkins you picked. However, you pay when you are leaving the farm, not before. An attendant will give you a sheet of paper with all the activities available down on the farm, and they will be marked off as you go through your day. Some tips before you arrive include:

When you walk up to the pumpkin patch, you will be greeted by an attendant who will offer a wagon and sheers to cut your pumpkin off the vine with. Take the wagon! You will need it for the pumpkin collecting you are about to embark on, and it makes things so much easier. The farm has pumpkins of varying shapes and sizes located throughout dozens of rows, so you can choose what works for your fall decor or Halloween decorating ideas. If the rows near the entrance are a little lackluster, head to the back of the patch where there are usually more pumpkins available.

Pumpkins cost $0.60 per lb. Once you’re finished picking your pumpkins, the attendant will weigh your pumpkins and mark your slip of paper to turn into the farm market for payment, and you can haul your pumpkins to your car using the wagon. Remember, do not cut a pumpkin off the vine if you do not plan to buy it. Also, be mindful of the vines when cutting yours off. Keep the patch happy so everyone can enjoy it. The patch closes at dark, so make sure you arrive in time to explore it!

Ready to get lost in the corn? The Stewart Farms corn maze is a welcome challenge for families to enjoy together. The 2022 maize can be challenging, so make sure you allot enough time to enjoy it. If you have young children, we definitely recommend taking a stroller or personal wagon through the maze, those little legs will get tired. It costs $8.00 for ages 6 and older to go through the 2022 “Old Blue” Corn Maze.

The wagon ride through Stewart Farms is charming, making it one of our favorite activities. The wagon is tractor led and pulls a large trailer with seats and gates. The majority of the wagon ride is through the woods, where you can look for fall decorations, Halloween displays, and old farm equipment while taking in the earthy smells, leaves changing color, and cooler weather. The wait to get on the wagon can take some time on busy days, but most of the line forms in the shade and the ride itself is worth it! The wagon ride takes about 25 minutes to complete, so make sure your kids take a snack and bathroom break beforehand. The wagon ride costs $5 per person and is free for children 2 and under.

If you’re looking for some spooky activities to go along with your trip to Stewart Farms, then make sure to go in the evening! The farm offers several nights in October where you can take a Nightime Wagon Ride or explore the Big Boo Haunted Maize. The wagon ride ventures through the woods where you will see lit jack-o-lanterns and spooky Halloween scenes and decorations. The Big Boo Haunted Maize is family-friendly, but it does get a little creepy in the maize at night so it is only recommended for ages 6 and older. The night activities begin at sundown and go on until 10 pm (gates close at 9, farm closes at 10).

Stewart Farms has a small section of farm animals that your kids will love visiting. The goats are the most interactive, and the attendant will give your kids some hay to feed them through their enclosure. There are also ducks, pigs, and a cow to meet.

Located at the center of the farm is the courtyard. There are snowcones for purchase from Brain Freeze and a concessions truck that sells food, sweet treats, drinks, and more. There are also 12 shaded picnic tables to enjoy your food at, or you can snag one of the standing shaded tables as well. The courtyard is the perfect place to rest and let your kids get their energy out and run around the field. There are also several photo opportunity spots lined along the cornfields. The Bee Barn is also located in the courtyard, and is a fascinating way to watch the bees maintain their hive!

Unlike some places where you pay beforehand, Stewart Farms has you enjoy the farm activities before paying. Once you leave the activity area and drive out of the parking lot, you will head back to the market store you pass when you first entered. Remember to stop, park, and pay! This is where you will pay for the pumpkins you purchased, and any other activities you engaged in down on the farm. You can also stock up on local goods, home decor, and seasonal flowers at the market before you leave the farm.

The season runs from September 24th – October 30th

Have you visited Stewart Farms?

Stewart Farms6600 Highway 92, Enoree 864.969.7270

Want more fall fun? Check out our Fall Guide to Greenville | Pumpkin Patches in Greenville | Corn Mazes in Greenville

No injuries in minor train derailment in Spartanburg County

ENOREE — A CSX train derailed Feb. 13 in Spartanburg County, but no one was injured, the railroad company said.Three cars derailed around 6:15 a.m. on an industrial spur track near U.S. Highway 221 in Enoree, according to a statement from CSX.They stayed upright and in line. There were no reported leaks or freight spills, CSX said. The cause was still under investigation Feb. 14.SPARTANBURG — The new Spartanburg County Courthouse is scheduled to open to the public on Jan. 22 with construction now complete on ...

ENOREE — A CSX train derailed Feb. 13 in Spartanburg County, but no one was injured, the railroad company said.

Three cars derailed around 6:15 a.m. on an industrial spur track near U.S. Highway 221 in Enoree, according to a statement from CSX.

They stayed upright and in line. There were no reported leaks or freight spills, CSX said. The cause was still under investigation Feb. 14.

SPARTANBURG — The new Spartanburg County Courthouse is scheduled to open to the public on Jan. 22 with construction now complete on the 344,000-square-foot building.

The $120 million facility at West St. John and Magnolia streets includes 17 courtrooms, one hearing room, a jury assembly room, jury deliberation rooms and other space for future use. Funding for the project was approved by voters in 2017 when they passed a 1-cent sales tax increase. The building’s highest point reaches 124 feet. The new courthouse is more than three times the size of the existing courthouse.

“It is spectacular, not only in appearance, but makes a statement about who we are and where we are going,” Spartanburg County Councilman David Britt told The Post and Courier. “The old courthouse opened in 1957, and it was built when the county’s population was just over 100,000 people. We needed a new courthouse in the ’90s but couldn’t afford a new courthouse at that time due to finances.”

Judicial Planning Associates reported in May 2017 the Spartanburg Judicial Center at 180 Magnolia St., Spartanburg, needed to be replaced because it no longer met the required standards for technology or security required for courts. The old county courthouse will be demolished in 2024, and a plaza will be built in its place. The new courthouse design includes white precast exterior with classical architecture. A parking deck garage with 700 spaces was completed in 2021 at Library Street as part of the overall construction project.

Spartanburg County Clerk of Court Amy Cox said in a statement the current courthouse will be closed from Jan. 8 through Jan. 19 to normal traffic during staff’s transition to the new building.

“Our staff members will still be working, answering phones and emails, processing filings and sending required notices,” Cox said. “There may be times when our phones and computers are in transition.”

The only non-employees who will be allowed in the old building during the move will be attorneys, litigants and witnesses who are on the small family court docket. No one else will be allowed in the building for any other reason. A drop box will be located at the front entrance for any paper filings for any court located in the building.

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