Family Law Questions - Attorneys serving Spartanburg & Greenville, SC

The family law attorneys of Harrison, White, Smith & Coggins, P.C., have compiled several frequently asked questions that we receive about divorce, separation and closely related issues such as child custody, child support, alimony and division of assets and debts.

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Family Law FAQs

Will I need to pay taxes on alimony that I get from my former spouse?

Yes. Unless the order states otherwise, alimony is income, and thus, it is taxable. However, if you are the spouse who pays alimony after a divorce, it is a deductible expense. Continue reading

Even though I’m their father, can I assume that the mother of my children will get custody of them when we divorce?

No, that is not a correct assumption. Although there may have been a time in the past when the mother was favored in child custody decisions in South Carolina, family law has changed. Continue reading

If the other parent won’t honor my visitation rights, can I stop paying child support?

No. You are legally obligated to comply with the court order that established your need to pay child support. Continue reading

If the other parent isn’t paying his or her child support, may I withhold or stop visitation?

No. The law is clear on this issue. Willfully withholding visitation can result in the person withholding or prohibiting visitation from being held in contempt of court by a family court judge. Continue reading