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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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UNC football vs. South Carolina live score, updates, highlights from Duke’s Mayo Classic

UNC football will start its season in the national spotlight against South Carolina at the Duke’s Mayo Classic in ESPN College GameDay’s featured matchup.The 21st-ranked ...

UNC football will start its season in the national spotlight against South Carolina at the Duke’s Mayo Classic in ESPN College GameDay’s featured matchup.

The 21st-ranked Tar Heels and Gamecocks are set for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. The game will be televised on ABC.

UNC is 11-3 under head coach Mack Brown in season openers. This is the 60th matchup between the Tar Heels and South Carolina. Two of the top quarterbacks in the nation – UNC’s Drake Maye and South Carolina’s Spencer Rattler – will be highlighted in the latest meeting.

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What time, channel is UNC football vs. South Carolina?

Time: 7:30 p.m. ET

Channel: ABC

UNC football score vs. South Carolina: Live updates from Duke’s Mayo Classic

Keep this page bookmarked for live score updates throughout Saturday’s game.

FINAL: UNC 31, South Carolina 17

The Tar Heels earned a 31-17 win to start the 2023 season.

South Carolina makes field goal to trim lead | 10:18 p.m.

The Gamecocks made a field goal early in the fourth quarter to make it 31-17

End of third quarter: UNC 31, South Carolina 14 | 10:09 p.m.

The Tar Heels had a 14-0 advantage in the third quarter to pull away from the Gamecocks.

UNC tight end John Copenhaver catches 18-yard touchdown | 9:50 p.m.

Drake Maye floated a pass to tight end John Copenhaver, who hauled in the 18-yard touchdown pass to extend UNC’s lead with 6:29 left in the third quarter.

Omarion Hampton extends UNC's lead | 9:41 p.m.

Following a turnover on downs by South Carolina, the Tar Heels responded with a touchdown drive to extend their lead to 10 points. Hampton’s second TD of the game was a 1-yard run.

South Carolina surprises with ‘Beamer Ball’ to start second half | 9:32 p.m.

South Carolina recovered an onside kick to start the second half with the Gamecocks’ leaning into their “Beamer Ball” identity as a premier special teams unit.

Halftime: UNC 17, South Carolina 14 | 9:08 p.m.

UNC carried a 17-14 lead into halftime. The Tar Heels had 256 yards of offense and had a 19:12 advantage in time of possession. Drake Maye completed 16-of-20 passes for 177 yards and a touchdown in the first half. Defensive back Alijah Huzzie led the defense with four tackles, including one for loss, and a pass breakup.

UNC quarterback Drake Maye throws 1st touchdown of the season | 8:55 p.m.

UNC wide receiver Kobe Paysour caught a 34-yard touchdown pass from Drake Maye to help the Tar Heels regain the lead. UNC led 17-14 with 2:50 left in the first half.

Juju McDowell gives South Carolina its first lead | 8:46 p.m.

South Carolina gashed UNC's defense with a trio of explosive plays in the passing game and capped its drive with a 1-yard run by Juju McDowell. The Gamecocks led 14-10 with 5:16 left in the first half.

Ryan Coe makes field goal to give UNC lead | 8:37 p.m.

UNC kicker Ryan Coe made a 37-yard field goal with 7:05 left in the second quarter to give the Tar Heels a 10-7 lead.

End of first quarter: UNC 7, South Carolina 7

The first quarter ended with UNC facing a fourth-and-3 situation from the 29-yard line. Drake Maye was 10-for-10 passing for 73 yards in the first quarter.

South Carolina's offense responds with Dakereon Joyner touchdown | 8:07 p.m.

A third-down conversion kept South Carolina's second drive alive and the Gamecocks took advantage with a 4-yard rushing touchdown by Dakereon Joyner. The game was tied at 7-7 with 6:29 left in the first quarter.

Omarion Hampton gives UNC lead with rushing touchdown | 7:57 p.m.

Sophomore running back Omarion Hampton had a 1-yard touchdown run to cap an impressive opening drive for UNC. It was a 9-play, 70-yard drive for the Tar Heels.

Country music singer Eric Church, wearing a Tez Walker jersey, serves as honorary captain for UNC | 7:40 p.m.

Country music singer Eric Church served as an honorary captain for the Tar Heels and rocked a Tez Walker jersey.

UNC defensive back DeAndre Boykins out for season | 7:29 p.m.

DeAndre Boykins, a consistent starter for the Tar Heels in 2022, is out for the season with a lower-body injury. Boykins played the star position, with 67 tackles and seven pass breakups in 14 games last season.

UNC wide receiver Nate McCollum out with injury | 7:29 p.m.

McCollum, a Georgia Tech transfer, is out Saturday with a lower-body injury. UNC made the announcement just before kickoff. Like Tez Walker, who remains ineligible as a two-time transfer, McCollum is expected to be one of quarterback Drake Maye's top targets this season.

Staff writer Rodd Baxley can be reached at rbaxley@fayobserver.com or @RoddBaxley on Twitter.

South Carolina's Shane Beamer gets mayonnaise bath after Mayo Bowl win over North Carolina

The celebratory images of Gatorade being dumped over a coach is synonymous with winning any big football game. It's tradition.But things are different this year in college football. Coaches have been receiving some non-traditional baths after bowl games. ...

The celebratory images of Gatorade being dumped over a coach is synonymous with winning any big football game. It's tradition.

But things are different this year in college football. Coaches have been receiving some non-traditional baths after bowl games. Cheez-Its. French Fries. And now, mayonnaise.

South Carolina coach Shane Beamer received a mayonnaise bath — 4½ gallons of mayonnaise, to be exact — after his Gamecocks beat North Carolina 38-21 in the Duke's Mayo Bowl at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina on Thursday.

His first thought after the game clock hit zero? "Honestly, I'm thinking, 'Oh my God, I have to go do this mayo bath now,' " Beamer said.

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He squeezed his eyes shut as they hoisted a yellow cooler full of Duke's mayonnaise over his head. He was hit in the head with the cooler before they poured its contents all over him, most of which landed on his hat.

"It hit me," Beamer said. "The cooler got me in the back of the head, then the mayo. It's awesome. It's a little heavy, for sure. I'm weighed here down in the back, but mayonnaise has never felt so good."

Beamer said he would retire his messy outfit for good.

"I think these are done," he said of his clothing. "They may go in some sort of Hall of Fame ... for the people back in Carolina. I don't think we will be wearing these anytime soon."

Beamer was presented with a $10,000 check to donate to his charity of choice for being such a good sport.

The Gamecocks won in part thanks to wide receiver Dakereon Joyner, who served as one of the shorthanded team's quarterbacks. He finished 9-of-9 passing for 160 yards and a touchdown and also ran for 64 yards.

Joyner was named the game's MVP and awarded a trophy, but he didn't get in on the mayo fun. He didn't mind. When asked about Beamer's mayo bath, Joyner said his coach "can have that."

Carolinas Hospital System joins Mayo Clinic Care Network

FLORENCE, S.C. – Carolinas Hospital System and Mayo Clinic announced today that Carolinas Hospital System has joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a growing network of independent health care providers committed to working together to benefit patient...

FLORENCE, S.C. – Carolinas Hospital System and Mayo Clinic announced today that Carolinas Hospital System has joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a growing network of independent health care providers committed to working together to benefit patients and their families.

Carolinas Hospital System physicians will have access to Mayo Clinic expertise to benefit patients. The goal of the network is to help patients get answers to complex medical questions while staying close to home.

“Carolinas Hospital System is honored to be selected as a Mayo Clinic Care Network member,” says Darcy Craven, CEO, Carolinas Hospital System. “Physicians in our community will collaborate with Mayo Clinic physicians to improve the delivery of health care for patients through high-quality, data-driven medical care and treatment. Our patients gain the benefits of Mayo Clinic expertise within their own communities.”

Carolinas Hospital System will work with Mayo Clinic to share medical knowledge and clinical expertise. Local physicians will have access to information and services, including:

In addition, providers of Carolinas Hospital System also can access Mayo Clinic’s extensive library of patient education materials and grand rounds presentations that feature Mayo Clinic physicians and scientists.

MEDIA CONTACTS: Rhoda Madson, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 507-284-5005, newsbureau@mayo.edu

Kimberly Geiger, Carolinas Hospital System Marketing, 843-674-2613, kgeiger2@carolinashospital.com

“We are pleased to welcome Carolinas Hospital System to the Mayo Clinic Care Network,” says Ryan Uitti, M.D., medical director, southeast region, of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. “This relationship is another way for both organizations to build on a common core value: collaborating to provide the best possible care to patients.”

Launched in 2011, the Mayo Clinic Care Network now consists of more than 40 member organizations in the U.S., Mexico, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. Carolinas Hospital System and other members undergo a rigorous evaluation before joining the network. All share Mayo Clinic’s commitment to improve the quality and delivery of health care.

About Carolinas Hospital System Carolinas Hospital System is a 396-bed regional health care provider with nearly 300 doctors in all major specialties and the area's first accredited Chest Pain Center. Carolinas Hospital System has more than 1,800 employees and provides comprehensive acute care, cancer care, cardiac care, emergency/trauma services, maternity care and specialized rehabilitation programs. For more information, visit http://www.carolinashospital.com/carolinas-hospital-system/home.aspx.

About Mayo Clinic Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization committed to clinical practice, education and research, providing expert, whole-person care to everyone who needs healing. For more information, visit http://www.mayoclinic.org/about-mayo-clinic or https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org.

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

Sep 2, 2017; Charlotte, NC, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks wide receiver Deebo Samuel (1) runs against the North Carolina State Wolfpack during the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY SportsCHARLOTTE, 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 fo...

Sep 2, 2017; Charlotte, NC, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks wide receiver Deebo Samuel (1) runs against the North Carolina State Wolfpack during the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

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.

UP NEXT

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.

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 pic.twitter.com/vK...

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.

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