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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 Greenville, 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 Greenville, 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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Furman announces 2024 football schedule

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Furman Athletics) - A season opening contest at Ole Miss and six home games highlight Furman’s 2024 football schedule, which the school released today. The 12-game slate, split evenly with six home and away contests, includes eight Southern Conference matchups. Furman, coming off a 10-3, Southern Conference championship season that included a FCS quarterfinal round playoff appearance, projects to return 31 lettermen ...

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Furman Athletics) - A season opening contest at Ole Miss and six home games highlight Furman’s 2024 football schedule, which the school released today. The 12-game slate, split evenly with six home and away contests, includes eight Southern Conference matchups. Furman, coming off a 10-3, Southern Conference championship season that included a FCS quarterfinal round playoff appearance, projects to return 31 lettermen and 15 players who count starting experience.

Under the direction of consensus 2023 SoCon Coach of the Year Clay Hendrix ‘86, set to begin his eighth season at the program’s helm, the Paladins open spring practice this Thursday at 4:00 p.m. in Paladin Stadium. An Aug. 31, season opening date at Ole Miss will mark only the second football meeting between the two schools, who first battled a century ago — on Nov. 14, 1924, in Greenville — in a game Furman won, 7-2. The Rebels are coming off an 11-2 campaign last fall, capped by a 38-25 win over Penn State in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. The Paladins kick off their six-game home schedule on Sept. 7 when they play host to Charleston Southern.

Furman claimed a 24-19 road win over the Buccaneers in 2022 after posting a 46-13 triumph in Greenville in 2019 in the series inaugural between the two Palmetto state programs.Furman will welcome Stetson to Paladin Stadium on Sept. 14 for the first football clash against the Hatters, and then travel to Williamsburg, Va., to face Coastal Athletic Association and former SoCon foe William & Mary on Sept. 21. The Paladins and Tribe last met in 2000 in a game Furman won, 34-10, in Greenville, a year after posting their biggest win — a 52-6 verdict in Williamsburg — in the now 15-game series.

On Sept. 28 Furman kicks off SoCon play and the university’s Family Weekend when it plays host to Samford — the last league foe to record a win in Paladin Stadium with a 34-27 verdict in 2022. Furman has since reeled off eight consecutive triumphs against conference opposition. The last four Furman-Samford clashes, over which the Paladins have gone 3-1, have been decided by seven points or less.

The Paladins are scheduled to face long-time rival The Citadel on Oct. 5 in Charleston. Furman, which has won the last three encounters with the Bulldogs, lead the SoCon’s oldest active football rivalry, 63-37-3. Chattanooga will provide the opposition on Oct. 12 when the Mocs return to Paladin Stadium for the second time in less than a year. In 2023 Furman knocked off UTC, 17-14, in Chattanooga to claim the SoCon championship, and in late November steamrolled the Mocs, 26-7, in FCS second round playoff action in Greenville.

On Oct. 19 Western Carolina pays Furman a visit for Homecoming Weekend and will no doubt be looking to turn the tables on the Paladins, who downed the Catamounts, 29-17, in Cullowhee a year ago in a battle of then-highly ranked teams. Furman holds a commanding 36-13-2 edge in the all-time series with WCU.Following an off weekend, Furman’s calender will flip to November for its final four games, including three road affairs.On Nov. 2 the Paladins travel to VMI to face the Keydets, who fell Furman a year ago in Greenville, 37-3, and the next week, Nov. 9, Furman plays its final home game of the regular season when it squares off against Wofford in the 98th renewal of the Deep South’s oldest football rivalry, which began in 1889.

Furman wraps up the regular season with road battles at East Tennessee State (Nov. 16) and at Mercer (Nov. 23). The Paladins have won the last two meetings against both the Buccaneers and Bears.

2024 Furman Football Schedule

Aug. 31 @ Ole Miss

Sept.7 Charleston Southern

Sept.14 Stetson

Sept. 21 @ William & Mary

Sept. 28 Samford (Family Weekend)

Oct. 5 @ The Citadel

Oct.12 Chattanooga

Oct. 19 Western Carolina (Homecoming)

Nov. 2 @ VMI

Nov. 9 Wofford

Nov.16 @ East Tennessee State

Nov. 23 @ Mercer

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Greenville Drive look ahead to upcoming season at annual "Hot Stove!" event

GREENVILLE, S.C. —The Greenville Drive will start the 2024 season in 2 months but before the team takes to the field to defend their 2023 South Atlantic League Championship, the organization gave fans a chance to reminisce and ask questions about the championship run and the season ahead at the team's annual Hot Stove event.Greenville Drive Manager Iggy Suarez, who returns to manage the team for his sixth straight season, was in attendance at the event and WYFF News 4 sports reporter Julia Morris caught u...

GREENVILLE, S.C. —

The Greenville Drive will start the 2024 season in 2 months but before the team takes to the field to defend their 2023 South Atlantic League Championship, the organization gave fans a chance to reminisce and ask questions about the championship run and the season ahead at the team's annual Hot Stove event.

Greenville Drive Manager Iggy Suarez, who returns to manage the team for his sixth straight season, was in attendance at the event and WYFF News 4 sports reporter Julia Morris caught up with Suarez to ask him about the team's championship, which was his first championship win as a player or coach in affiliated baseball.

"You know what it ranks up there," Suarez said. "Even though I'm not playing anymore there was that feeling of a player and I think we can speak as a staff - that's how we felt being in that dugout, living every pitch with those guys. Being able to see the final out here at home - it's quick flashback to everything we did throughout the year. It was a great feeling to have."

18 players from the Drive got called up to AA last year, but some players who ended the season lifting a trophy at Fluor Field are expected to start the year again in Greenville.

"We started off well," Suarez said. "We lost a lot of players moving up. We stumbled throughout the year and we stumbled hard at the end of the season but the message is if they stick to the process we have the hardware to prove it now. We always used to talk about it, now we can show it with the ring we have here."

Along with Suarez, pitching coach Bob Kipper is expected to return to the Drive in 2024, their sixth consecutive year leading the charge from Fluor Field’s first base dugout.

Suarez said he takes great pride in helping players develop in the organization.

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"When you hear about A ball compared to the big leagues, it sounds like its so far but when you bring up the fact that all these players moved up and then you see how quickly they get to the big leagues, they're not that far. It sounds far but you're just a couple steps away (from the big leagues) and you never know what can happen. We can attest to some of the players who were here in the past and are already in the big leagues and contributing. We have a couple of guys coming up who could be on that same path and just to think about that and add that to their work."

The Drive opens its season on April 5th at Greensboro and the team's home opener is April 9th. Championship festivities, including raising a banner, will take place during the team's first homestand.

"That's going to be my first time going through that experience and I think it's something I'm looking forward to," Suarez said. "I'm excited, our staff is excited. The players are going to be excited. I know the fans are - our fans were excited when we won it. I feel like I haven't stopped celebrating but it's something I'm definitely looking forward to."

Lady Wildcats earn weekend sweep over Greenville and Marion County

From Staff ReportsELLAVILLE – On Friday, February 2, the Schley County Lady Wildcats (SCHS) got a go ahead basket from Emma Walker with 45 seconds to go to earn a 54-53 victory on the road against Greenville. The very next day at home against Marion County (MC) on Senior Day, the Lady Wildcats jumped out to a 19-2 lead in the first quarter and continued that dominance in the second half on their way to a 52-39 victory over the Lady Eagles.For Emma Walker, Lily Walker, Daneria Thornton, Jasmine Dupree, Ch...

From Staff Reports

ELLAVILLE – On Friday, February 2, the Schley County Lady Wildcats (SCHS) got a go ahead basket from Emma Walker with 45 seconds to go to earn a 54-53 victory on the road against Greenville. The very next day at home against Marion County (MC) on Senior Day, the Lady Wildcats jumped out to a 19-2 lead in the first quarter and continued that dominance in the second half on their way to a 52-39 victory over the Lady Eagles.

For Emma Walker, Lily Walker, Daneria Thornton, Jasmine Dupree, Charity Smith and Beatrice Ferreira, this was the final regular season game of their careers.

“This senior class is special. They have redefined Schley County Basketball,” SCHS Head Coach Brent Moore said. “Three of our starters were leaders on that region championship team, which was the first in school history. They also helped our team to back-to-back Sweet 16 appearances, another first in school history. They will certainly be missed on the court and in the locker room. Again, they are a special group of girls.”

As far as the game was concerned, Coach Moore was extremely proud of his team’s effort. “We played hard all game and made enough plays to keep Marion just out of it the whole game. Credit that to our team’s toughness,” Moore said.

Jamesen Hollomon led the Lady Wildcats in scoring with 16 points and Emma Walker had 15 points on five three-pointers. Payton Goodin almost hit the double-digit scoring column, as she scored nine points.

The Lady Wildcats jumped out to a 19-2 lead in the first quarter thanks in large part to twin sisters Emma and Lily Walker, who hit a combined five three-pointers. This was a tone setter for the rest of the game, as SCHS was able to maintain their double-digit lead throughout the contest. After a first half that saw the Lady Wildcats take a 29-18 halftime lead, SCHS went on a 6-0 run to take a 35-18 lead in the third quarter. They did this by playing tenacious defense and forcing turnovers. SCHS continued to build their lead, as Hollomon and Emma Walker each hit a three-pointer. Shortly thereafter, Hollomon hit another three-pointer to put the Lady Wildcats up 46-26. From that point onward, SCHS was able to hold the Lady Eagles in check and would go on to win by the score of 52-39.

The Lady Wildcats (14-10, 9-7 A D2 Region 6) will now prepare for the upcoming Class A Division 2 Region 6 Tournament, which starts on Wednesday, February 7.

Newest and most advanced F-16 Fighting Falcon completed major assembly in Lockheed Martin’s Greenville Site Operations

The F-16 is now in the final phase of systems installation before heading into the final assembly and checkout process in Greenville, South Carolina. It’s a bird, it’s a plane, F-16 production is getting ready to soar!According to ...

The F-16 is now in the final phase of systems installation before heading into the final assembly and checkout process in Greenville, South Carolina.

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, F-16 production is getting ready to soar!

According to Lockheed Martin’s Facebook page, the photo in this post was taken in June and shows the newest and most advanced Fighting Falcon (for an unspecified customer) after having completed major assembly. The F-16 is now in the final phase of systems installation before heading into the final assembly and checkout process in Greenville, South Carolina.

On Jun. 16, 2022 the company announced that Jordan signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance for the sale of eight new production F-16 Block 70 aircraft.

The selection of new production F-16 aircraft extends Jordan’s existing fleet of F-16s, bringing advanced capabilities to the mission combined with affordable operating and lifecycle costs.

Jordan’s new F-16s will be built in Greenville.

On Jan. 28, 2022 the company announced it delivered the first F-16 jet as part of the F-16 Sustainment Depot program back to the US Air Force (USAF).

Lockheed Martin was originally selected for the USAF’s F-16 Sustainment Depot program in December 2020, and the first jet arrived in Greenville for work in spring 2021.

Now the global home of the F-16, Greenville Site Operations provides the F-16 with total lifecycle support – from the production line of the newest and most advanced F-16 to being the first industry F-16 depot in the continental US for sustainment support services.

F-16 production in Greenville enables Lockheed Martin to meet the growing international demand for new F-16s and increase F-35 production in Fort Worth, Texas. F-16 production orders between now and the mid-2020s, potentially even longer, will be completed in Greenville.

Demand continues to soar for new production F-16s. Bahrain became the first F-16 Block 70 customer in June 2018, Slovakia signed Letter of Agreement in Dec. 2018 for 14 Block 70 aircraft, and Bulgaria ordered 16 new F-16 Block 70 aircraft.

The F-16 is a critical piece of the 21st century warfare network. With more than 3,000 F-16s operating today in 25 countries – including 900 with the US Air Force – we are focused on helping our customers seamlessly and securely connect all assets in the joint battlespace. The F-16 has flown an estimated 19.5 million flight hours and more than 13 million sorties. Today’s latest version, the Block 70/72, offers unparalleled capabilities and will be flown by at least five countries beginning in the mid-2020s.

H/T Earl Belz

Photo credit: Lockheed Martin

Track Covid-19 in Greenville County, S.C.

Daily Covid-19 admissions in the Greenville County areaAbout the dataData is from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hospitalization data is a daily average of Covid-19 patients in hospital service areas that intersect with Greenville County, an area which may be larger than Greenville County itself.The number of daily hospital admissions shows how many patients were admitted to hospitals for Covid and is one of the most reliably reported indicators of Covid’s impact on a ...

Daily Covid-19 admissions in the Greenville County area

About the data

Data is from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hospitalization data is a daily average of Covid-19 patients in hospital service areas that intersect with Greenville County, an area which may be larger than Greenville County itself.

The number of daily hospital admissions shows how many patients were admitted to hospitals for Covid and is one of the most reliably reported indicators of Covid’s impact on a community.

Total population

Ages 65 and up

Total population

Ages 65 and up

An updated vaccine is recommended for adults and most children. Statewide, 7% of vaccinations did not specify a home county.

Nearby hospitals

Share of I.C.U. beds occupied

About this data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Notes: The hospitals map shows the average I.C.U. occupancy at nearby hospitals in the most recent week with data reported. The data is self-reported to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services by individual hospitals. It excludes counts from hospitals operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Indian Health Service. Numbers for hospitalized patients are based on inpatient beds and include I.C.U. beds. Hospitalized Covid-19 patients include both confirmed and suspected Covid-19 patients. The C.D.C. stopped reporting data on cases in May 2023.

How trends have changed in Greenville County

About this data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Notes: Weekly county death data prior to Jan. 2021 was not reported by the C.D.C. and is sourced from reporting by The New York Times. Hospitalization data is a weekly average of Covid-19 patients in hospital service areas that intersect with Greenville County. Hospitalization numbers early in the pandemic are undercounts due to incomplete reporting by hospitals to the federal government.

Historical trends in Greenville County

The data in these charts has been archived and they are no longer being updated.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The data in these charts has been archived and they are no longer being updated. Weekly county case data prior to Jan. 2021 was not reported by the C.D.C. and is sourced from reporting by The New York Times. The C.D.C. stopped reporting data on cases in May 2023. Test positivity data is based only on test results reported to the federal government and is a seven-day average.

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