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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 Piedmont, 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 Piedmont, 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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Latest News in Piedmont, SC

300 new jobs coming as Nissin Foods establishes operations in Greenville County

PIEDMONT, S.C. —Hundreds of new jobs are coming to Greenville County, South Carolina.Nissin Foods, which makes instant ramen products, announced plans to expand its U.S. footprint by establishing operations in Greenville County.The $228 million investment will create over 300 new jobs.The company makes products such as Cup Noodles, Top Ramen and Cup Noodles Stir Fry products.For more news, weather 24 hours a day- Download the WYFF News 4 app: ...

PIEDMONT, S.C. —

Hundreds of new jobs are coming to Greenville County, South Carolina.

Nissin Foods, which makes instant ramen products, announced plans to expand its U.S. footprint by establishing operations in Greenville County.

The $228 million investment will create over 300 new jobs.

The company makes products such as Cup Noodles, Top Ramen and Cup Noodles Stir Fry products.

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The company says the new Greenville County operation will help the company enhance continued development while meeting consumer demand.

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Nissin Foods has global headquarters in Tokyo, U.S. headquarters in Gardena, California and manufacturing operations in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

To increase its U.S. manufacturing capability, the company said it will purchase a 640,640-square-foot building located at 1170 Bracken Road in Piedmont.

Operations are expected to be online in August 2025.

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Individuals interested in joining the Nissin Foods team should visit the company’s careers page.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits related to this project.

The council also awarded a $250,000 Set-Aside grant to Greenville County to assist with the cost of building improvements.

Mom Review: Lakeside Park in Piedmont, SC

Looking for a park to explore? South of Greenville, in Piedmont, SC you’ll find Lakeside Park. When you think of Lakeside Park, you may only think of it as the home of the 7th Inning Splash Park. But, there is so much more to do at Lakeside Park. You’ll find playgrounds, swings, ball fields, and even mountain biking at Lakeside. It is a great place to go year-round.Looking for information about m...

Looking for a park to explore? South of Greenville, in Piedmont, SC you’ll find Lakeside Park. When you think of Lakeside Park, you may only think of it as the home of the 7th Inning Splash Park. But, there is so much more to do at Lakeside Park. You’ll find playgrounds, swings, ball fields, and even mountain biking at Lakeside. It is a great place to go year-round.

Looking for information about more parks in Greenville? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Parks in Greenville and Spartanburg Counties!

Places to Play at Lakeside Park

Behind the waterpark, you will find a small playground with several covered picnic areas. While the playground isn’t new, it is in good shape. The play area features climbing equipment and a set of swings. The swing set has swings for children young and old.

Lakeside Park also has walking trails that are fun to explore. They take you off the beaten path. Your family will love taking walks in these shady areas. The walking trails total almost 6 miles, that includes mountain biking trails.

Four baseball fields, a football field, and basketball courts can also be found in the park. The football field would be great for playing football, tag, or maybe flying kites. The basketball courts would be a great place to play a game of horse or practice making shots.

7th Inning Splash Park

The 7th Inning Splash Park features a splash pad, funnel slide, water slide, and lap pool. While it is smaller than Discovery Island, it does have areas for children of various ages to explore. For more information about this water park, check out our review of 7th Inning Splash Park.

7th Inning Splash Park in Greenville, SC is a excellent way to cool off on a hot summer day! Find out why we love this waterpark.

Parking and Picnics at Lakeside Park

A picnic shelter and bathrooms are also right behind the water park. The shelter features a grill, fireplace, and 16 picnic tables. You can even reserve the large shelter.

The playground shares a small parking lot with the picnic shelter. When the water park is open, water park visitors may fill the spaces in this parking lot. Keep that in mind when visiting, and wear your sunscreen!

The circular area around the baseball field is filled with parking spaces. If the other parking areas are filled, you are sure to find parking in this circular area. Most of the parks 789 paved parking places are part of this circular area.

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New AnMed Piedmont Emergency Medical Center breaks ground

PIEDMONT, S.C. (WSPA) — According to AnMed CEO, William Kenley, the new medical center will bring life-saving emergency services to the northeastern part of Anderson County in order to keep up with the fast-growing communities in the Upstate.“It will fill the gap between Greenville and Anderson. The reality is that when people are having an emergency, they need something closer and this will be very close so it will increase quality and safety of life,” said Kenley.Residents of Piedmont like Cindy Fox-Miller, ...

PIEDMONT, S.C. (WSPA) — According to AnMed CEO, William Kenley, the new medical center will bring life-saving emergency services to the northeastern part of Anderson County in order to keep up with the fast-growing communities in the Upstate.

“It will fill the gap between Greenville and Anderson. The reality is that when people are having an emergency, they need something closer and this will be very close so it will increase quality and safety of life,” said Kenley.

Residents of Piedmont like Cindy Fox-Miller, agree that this facility couldn’t come at a better time than now.

“I think the location is perfect. It is right in the heart of a 10-mile radius serving the needs of this community. I could be here in a heartbeat. Just to know the caliber of talent of the doctors and physicians and nurses are here, that’s huge,” said Fox-Miller.

According to AnMed, the multi-million dollar facility will be around 45,000 square feet and two stories high. It will function as a space where there are primary care, specialty physician offices, physical therapy, and laboratory imaging services.

“We’re working on a plan for the county to also have EMS Emergency Management services on our campus and working with the Sheriff’s Department to have a substation here as well,” said Kenley.

In addition to this, the new emergency medical center will bring opportunities to 50 high-paying healthcare positions.

“I have a nephew who just took a position here at AnMed and to know that he has the opportunity to possibly work here out of this new facility and it just really warms my heart,” said Fox-Miller.

The facility will officially open in Spring of 2025 located on the corner of SC-86 on Old Williamston Road.

ANDERSON, S.C. (WSPA) – A roof blew off a building in downtown Anderson due to the severe weather early Thursday morning.

Below are images of part of a roof on the ground of Downtown Anderson in front of City Hall on Highway 28.

According to a 7NEWS crew, part of the remaining roof is still on the building. It looks like the building is under construction in Downtown Anderson.

7NEWS crew saw more damage along the streets of Downtown Anderson.

Ramen noodle company bringing 300+ jobs to Greenville Co.

GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - Nissin Foods is expanding its U.S. footprint by establishing new operations in Greenville County. The company, known for producing popular instant ramen products, has announced a planned $228 million investment that will create over 300 new jobs.“Nissin Foods has seen sustained sales growth year-over-year, especially over the last five years, driven by unprecedented demand for our products,” said Nissin Foods President and CEO Michael Price. “As we developed the company’s expan...

GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - Nissin Foods is expanding its U.S. footprint by establishing new operations in Greenville County. The company, known for producing popular instant ramen products, has announced a planned $228 million investment that will create over 300 new jobs.

“Nissin Foods has seen sustained sales growth year-over-year, especially over the last five years, driven by unprecedented demand for our products,” said Nissin Foods President and CEO Michael Price. “As we developed the company’s expansion plans, we determined early on that Greenville, South Carolina was the ideal location for our newest manufacturing facility.”

Nissin plans to purchase a 640,640-square-foot building located at 1170 Bracken Road in Piedmont for its new Greenville County manufacturing facility; and also has existing manufacturing facilities in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and Gardena, California.

“Greenville is among the fastest growing manufacturing cities in the country, and many other top brands are produced there,” added Price. “In addition to being a significant milestone in Nissin’s history, this investment will allow us to optimize production capabilities, grow the organization, bring jobs to the community and continue to fortify our innovation pipeline.”

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits related to this project. The council also awarded a $250,000 Set-Aside grant to Greenville County to assist with the cost of building improvements. The new Greenville County operation is expected to help the company enhance continued product development and innovation while meeting the surging consumer demand.

“Congratulations to Nissin Foods and Greenville County on bringing over 300 new jobs to South Carolina,” said South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster. “This collaboration provides additional opportunities for Nissin Foods to serve its worldwide customer base while contributing to the Greenville community.”

Operations are expected to be online in August 2025. Individuals interested in joining the Nissin Foods team should visit the company’s careers page.

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SC trucking terminals sold after Yellow's ink runs red

It's poised to rev back to life.The former Yellow Corp. depot between Rivers Avenue and Interstate 26 in North Charleston and two others in South Carolina are among the properties that onetime rivals of the fallen company and other opportunistic buyers snapped up at a U.S. Bankruptcy Court auction in Delaware.The sales, totaling about $1.9 billion for about 75 perc...

It's poised to rev back to life.

The former Yellow Corp. depot between Rivers Avenue and Interstate 26 in North Charleston and two others in South Carolina are among the properties that onetime rivals of the fallen company and other opportunistic buyers snapped up at a U.S. Bankruptcy Court auction in Delaware.

The sales, totaling about $1.9 billion for about 75 percent of the roughly 180 freight yards and service centers that went on the block, were approved last week.

The other Palmetto State sites changing hands are in West Columbia and Piedmont, southwest of Greenville.

Yellow's remaining real estate holdings are still in play, including a recently shuttered terminal in Florence.

The North Charleston depot had been in business since at least 1967, when it was run by a familiar name in the tractor-trailer business: Roadway Express.

Twenty years ago Nashville-based Yellow eased into the fast lane. It acquired Roadway for $1.05 billion in December 2003 and became the No. 3 player in the U.S. logistic industry's "less-than-truckload" niche, which specializes in moving smaller loads for multiple customers within a single trailer.

Some two decades on, Yellow was broken down on the side of the road. The company filed for bankruptcy protection in August after years of financial struggles and $1.3 billion in debt, not including its unsecured liabilities.

The collapse marked the biggest-ever failure of a U.S. trucking business. It was more than noteworthy that just three years earlier Yellow had received $700 million in pandemic-era loans from the U.S. government to keep it afloat.

Rather than try to fix the financial wear and tear, the fallen 99-year-old trucking icon known for its cheap rates decided instead to shut down and sell its real estate, rigs and other assets to repay creditors.

Longtime IAAM director Grady Crosby will now take the helm as chair.

The Winston-Salem, N.C., native and insurance executive is based in Milwaukee, where he is vice president and chief sustainability and impact officer for Northwestern Mutual. He joined the IAAM board in mid-2018

“Charleston is now home to one of the world’s most significant cultural institutions chronicling the African diaspora, and I look forward to building upon the foundation created by so many in this community who envisioned the success of this project,” Crosby said in a written statement.

Since its opening in June, the $120 million IAAM has welcomed more than 135,000 visitors to the former site of Gadsden’s Wharf off Concord Street along the peninsula's waterfront, according to officials.

Crosby predicted the second year will be an “exciting period of growth and operational maturity for the IAAM.” He added that the board's goal is make it a place where "all can learn, be inspired and build bridges to generations of people who were unable to tell their story."

Former Chair Wilbur Johnson, a Charleston attorney, was a founding IAAM board member and chairman for the past 12 years. During his tenure, organizers raised more than $125 million in public and private funds to bring the long-planned project to life.

Tonya Matthews, the museum's CEO, said Crosby's "wealth of nonprofit board experience and passion for what we do will provide inspiring leadership for the museum and its board as we move forward into this next generation of the IAAM journey."

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