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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 Mayo, 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 Mayo, 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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South Carolina coach Shane Beamer gets mayonnaise dumped on his head after Duke's Mayo Bowl win

The new college football tradition of dumping food on top of a winning coach after a bowl game now includes mayonnaise.South Carolina coach Shane Beamer was the recipient of a mayo bath after the Gamecocks beat North Carolina 38-21 in the Duke's Mayo Bowl. Here's how the gross scene unfolded.MAYO BATH ...

The new college football tradition of dumping food on top of a winning coach after a bowl game now includes mayonnaise.

South Carolina coach Shane Beamer was the recipient of a mayo bath after the Gamecocks beat North Carolina 38-21 in the Duke's Mayo Bowl. Here's how the gross scene unfolded.

MAYO BATH pic.twitter.com/vK1fn9YzFQ

— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) December 30, 2021

You can click here if you want to watch it in super slow motion. The mayo bath joins french fries, Cheez-Its and Frosted Flakes among the foods coaches have been hit with in recent seasons. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney got a Cheez-It bath on Wednesday night after the Tigers beat Iowa State in the Cheez-It Bowl.

Both Beamer and North Carolina coach Mack Brown agreed ahead of time to get doused with mayo if their team won the game. Duke's agreed to donate $10,000 to charity if the winning coach would agree to a mayo bath.

The mayo bath was teased before the 2020 edition of the game but didn't materialize. Duke's took over as the presenting sponsor of the game formerly known as the Belk Bowl after the 2019 season.

South Carolina took a 15-0 lead early in the game on two long TD passes. The Gamecocks then thrashed North Carolina on the ground. South Carolina rushed for 301 yards on 51 carries and had 543 total yards.

UNC QB Sam Howell was 12-of-20 passing for 205 yards and a TD. Howell is widely expected to be one of the first QBs taken in the 2022 NFL draft and a potential first-round pick. But UNC’s 2021 was a disappointment as the Tar Heels finish 6-7. Howell had to carry the offense himself after running backs Javonte Williams and Michael Carter entered the 2021 NFL draft along with wide receivers Dyami Brown and Dazz Newsome.

South Carolina finishes 2021 at an overachieving 7-6 in Beamer's first season. The former Oklahoma assistant and son of former Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer figured to have a lengthy rebuild ahead in Columbia but the Gamecocks beat both Florida and Auburn in November on the way to a winning season.

Coach Beamer gets mayonnaise bath as South Carolina wins Mayo Bowl

CHARLOTTE — South Carolina coach Shane Beamer anticipated getting a bucket of mayonnaise dumped over his head would be awful.And yet, it was worse than he could have imagined.Beamer got hit in the back of the head by the cooler before 4 1/2 gallons of mayo cascaded over his face and down his shirt, capping the Gamecocks’ celebration after their 38-21 victory over North Carolina in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl on ...

CHARLOTTE — South Carolina coach Shane Beamer anticipated getting a bucket of mayonnaise dumped over his head would be awful.

And yet, it was worse than he could have imagined.

Beamer got hit in the back of the head by the cooler before 4 1/2 gallons of mayo cascaded over his face and down his shirt, capping the Gamecocks’ celebration after their 38-21 victory over North Carolina in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl on Thursday.

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“I got hammered in the back of the head from the cooler — and then came the mayo,” Beamer said. “I may have a concussion. It was awful.”

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He changed his shirt for the postgame news conference, but joked, “I still have mayo in my pockets.”

But, for Beamer, it was all worth it to cap the season with a bowl win.

Jaheim Bell had five catches for 159 yards and two touchdowns for South Carolina (7-6), which rebounded nicely after it lost 30-0 to Clemson in its regular-season finale on Nov. 27. Kevin Harris added 169 yards rushing and a score.

Bell, a sophomore tight end, got free for a 69-yard touchdown reception from converted wide receiver Dakereon Joyner and hauled in a 66-yard TD catch from former graduate assistant coach Zeb Noland on South Carolina’s first two possessions. Juju McDowell added a 35-yard TD run in the second quarter as South Carolina averaged 11.6 yards per play while opening a 25-13 halftime lead.

“Everyone on offense was locked in and keyed into the details,” Bell said.

Sam Howell threw for 205 yards and a touchdown, and reserve running back British Brooks had a bowl record 63-yard touchdown run for the Tar Heels (6-7).

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Beamer gets mayonnaise shower as South Carolina wins Duke's Mayo Bowl

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Shane Beamer had a bucket of mayonnaise dumped over his head Thursday, putting a memorable and messy finish on the Gamecocks' 38-21 victory over North Carolina in the Duke's Mayo Bowl.Jaheim Bell had five catches for 159 yards and two touchdowns for South Carolina (7-6), which rebounded nicely after it lost 30-0 to Clemson in its regular-season finale on Nov. 27. Kevin Harris added 169 yards rushing and a score, helping secure the mayo bath for Beamer.Bell came into the game wit...

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Shane Beamer had a bucket of mayonnaise dumped over his head Thursday, putting a memorable and messy finish on the Gamecocks' 38-21 victory over North Carolina in the Duke's Mayo Bowl.

Jaheim Bell had five catches for 159 yards and two touchdowns for South Carolina (7-6), which rebounded nicely after it lost 30-0 to Clemson in its regular-season finale on Nov. 27. Kevin Harris added 169 yards rushing and a score, helping secure the mayo bath for Beamer.

Bell came into the game with 338 yards receiving and three TDs during the regular season, but figured prominently into the game plan early on.

The sophomore tight end got free for a 69-yard touchdown reception from wide receiver-turned-quarterback Dakereon Joyner and hauled in a 66-yard TD catch from former graduate assistant coach Zeb Noland on South Carolina's first two possessions.

Juju McDowell added a 35-yard TD run in the second quarter as South Carolina averaged 11.6 yards per play while opening a 25-13 lead in the first half.

Sam Howell threw for 205 yards and a touchdown for the Tar Heels (6-7), and reserve running back British Brooks had a bowl record 63-yard touchdown run for the Tar Heels.

South Carolina rotated Joyner and Noland under center, and both were effective.

Joyner came into the game having attempted only one pass this season and 31 in his college career.

But the element of surprise proved effective on the Gamecocks' first possession, when Joyner hit the 6-foot-3, 232-pound Bell in stride down the middle of the field.

Joyner finished 9-of-9 passing for 160 yards and also ran for 64 yards. Noland was 3-of-6 passing for 82 yards as the Gamecocks went nearly three quarters before their first incomplete pass.

Howell, a projected first-round pick in the NFL draft, made several impressive throws with his strong, accurate arm. But the junior quarterback spent most of the game under heavy duress playing behind an offensive line that struggled most of the season.

The Tar Heels cut the lead to 11 midway through the third quarter on a double-reverse flea flicker, with Howell finding a wide-open Garrett Walston for a 37-yard touchdown.

But South's Carolina's offense proved too much for a porous North Carolina defense as the Gamecocks racked up 543 yards on offense.

THE TAKEAWAY

South Carolina: The Gamecocks posted wins over Florida and Auburn this season in what was expected to be down season and now added a bowl win to the resume. Winning seven games was an encouraging sign that Beamer may finally have this once-proud program headed in the right direction. This is the first time since 2018 the Gamecocks have finished the season with a winning record.

North Carolina: The Tar Heels started the season ranked 10th in the country and finished the year with a losing record, so it's hard to describe this season as anything but a major disappointment. The defense needs major improvements and offensive line is in need of upgrades as well.

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South Carolina: There is plenty of excitement about the program moving forward. A lot of that has to do with former Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler's decision to transfer to South Carolina.

North Carolina: With Howell expected to move on to the NFL, the Tar Heels will look to either Jacolby Criswell or Drake Maye to inherit the quarterback spot. Maye is a native of nearby Huntersville, North Carolina, and the younger brother of former UNC basketball star Luke Maye.

Duke’s Mayo Classic: Where to park & what time gates open at BoA Stadium

READ MOREThe North Carolina Tar Heels and the South Carolina Gamecocks are facing off on the football field for the Duke’s Mayo Classic. While it is a big game for both teams, it encompasses so much more than just football. Here’s what this border battle means for both states, each team and the City of Charlotte.Expand AllThe University of North Carolina faces off against the University of South Carolina in Charlotte next week for the ...

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The North Carolina Tar Heels and the South Carolina Gamecocks are facing off on the football field for the Duke’s Mayo Classic. While it is a big game for both teams, it encompasses so much more than just football. Here’s what this border battle means for both states, each team and the City of Charlotte.

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The University of North Carolina faces off against the University of South Carolina in Charlotte next week for the Duke’s Mayo Classic, a game featured for ESPN College GameDay.

he two teams will meet on the fields of Bank of America Stadium, drawing thousands of Tar Heel and Gamecock fans from across the region.

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m., but fans will likely be out at the stadium hours before on game day.

Whether you’re planning to drive to the game or planning to get dropped off, here’s everything you need to know about getting to and from the stadium — and what time to get there.

Kickoff begins at 7:30 p.m. but gates at the stadium will be open at 5:30 p.m. for fans to take their seats.

While the game doesn’t begin until the evening, there will be several other activities and events all day near the stadium, including live music, food trucks and more.

There are more than 30,000 parking spaces within a 10-15 minute walk of Bank of America Stadium.

Officials encourage those going to the game to use Charlotte Area Transit System, including buses, the LYNX light rail service and the CityLYNX streetcar line.

If you want to take public transportation, the LYNX Blue Line offers light-rail service between uptown Charlotte and I-485 at South Boulevard with stops at the Carson, Stonewall and Convention Center stations that are close to the stadium.

Tickets can be purchased at a Ticket Vending Machine at each station platform or online through the CATS-Pass mobile app.

This story was originally published August 28, 2023, 9:30 AM.

Buyout firm has an appetite for SC’s Duke’s, wants to hold the mayo

For all its perishable qualities, a sandwich topping born and bred in South Carolina has had a remarkably long shelf life.Now, Duke’s Mayonnaise is about to be folded into a Charlotte investment firm co-founded by a Palmetto State native, marking only the second ownership change for the creamy condiment in more than a century.In a deal announced this month, the Southern staple is being sol...

For all its perishable qualities, a sandwich topping born and bred in South Carolina has had a remarkably long shelf life.

Now, Duke’s Mayonnaise is about to be folded into a Charlotte investment firm co-founded by a Palmetto State native, marking only the second ownership change for the creamy condiment in more than a century.

In a deal announced this month, the Southern staple is being sold along with the other packaged-food brands in The C.F. Sauer Co. cupboard. The buyer is Falfurrias Capital Partners. Financial terms were not disclosed.

It’s no short-term flip for the privately held seller, which has been hawking extracts, spices and other tasty food additives since 1887. Sauer snapped up Duke’s 90 years ago from its creator, an entrepreneurial Upstate woman who turned a home recipe into a thriving commercial enterprise that’s still going strong.

Eugenia Duke hatched her namesake brand in her Greenville kitchen. A Georgia native, she moved to the South Carolina Upstate around 1910, after her husband took a new job with Southern Power Co.

The Greenville area was a humming industrial hotbed at that time, fueled by the region’s then-thriving textile mills. It also happened to be home to a National Guard camp where new recruits were sent to prepare them to fight in World War I.

“Noting the hardworking, hungry soldiers-in-training, Eugenia Duke began selling sandwiches slathered with her homemade mayonnaise starting in 1917,” according to the company’s online history.

Word soon spread. Duke invested in a delivery truck, and she expanded her startup food-service venture beyond the military base.

Locals began asking where they could buy the tangy mix she was adding to chopped eggs, diced chicken and pimiento cheese. On the advice of her top salesman, Duke spun off the sandwich operation — it, too, is still around — and she focused on distributing her concoction as a standalone product.

She started promoting the jarred spread in Charleston in February 1922, always stressing its home-made qualities, according to digitized newspaper archives. That same month, her company organized an early version of a modern-day Costco sampling by holding a “special demonstration” at a Cash and Carry Store on King Street. A 32-ounce container was priced at 35 cents.

Apparently, she was a hands-on boss.

“Mrs. Duke personally directs the preparation of her mayonnaise in her factory in Greenville, S.C., just as she did before it had gained such fame in the Carolinas and now throughout the entire South,” according to an early advertisement.

The demands of the business eventually wore on its founder. Duke sold out in 1929 to another family-owned food purveyor. C.F. Sauer “was happy to take over and continue spreading Duke’s across the United States,” the Richmond, Va.-based company said on its website.

The new ownership followed through, continuing to market the South Carolina brand and grow the distribution area, which now extends to retail stores from Pennsylvania to Florida to Texas to Missouri.

It also has invested in the Greenville plant and added complementary items to the Duke’s lineup, including light versions of the flagship product, a tartar sauce and a relish.

Now, it’s Sauer’s turn to sell after a 132-year run. It recently struck a deal with Falfurrias Capital, which was co-founded by former NationsBank and Bank of America CEO Hugh McColl. The Bennettsville native is chairman emeritus of the Charlotte buyout shop, which previously owned Bojangles’ and recently added Charleston’s Duvall Catering & Events to its food portfolio.

Falfurrias Capital called Sauer “a proven performer in a durable growth market, and we see great potential to accelerate growth and provide new opportunities for employees throughout the company.”

At the same time, both buyer and seller sought to reassure fans of Eugenia Duke’s enduring and emulsified mix of eggs, oil and vinegar. They vowed that the recipe “will not change — the new owners grew up on Duke’s and are loyal fans, too.”

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