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5 Mistakes Not to Make After Divorce

Congratulations—your divorce is final! You survived the breakdown of your marriage, the often sad and stressful divorce process, and now you’re ready to move on with life after divorce. Moving on after divorce is different for everyone. Some peop… Read More
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Do Intended Parents Get Parental Leave for Their Child Born Through Surrogacy?

It’s the time that intended parents look forward to the most: the days after the birth of their child, when their dreams of parenthood have become a reality. Life with a newborn is both exhausting and exhilarating, no matter how the baby became par… Read More
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What is Parallel Parenting, and is it Right For You?

We’ve said it before: parenting is hard, and parenting after divorce is usually even harder. Parenting after divorce when you have a high-conflict relationship with your ex-spouse can feel almost impossible. You want your children to have a positiv… Read More
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Celebrity Divorce with Dignity: Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet

America has always been obsessed with celebrity relationships: who’s dating who, who’s getting married, and especially who’s getting divorced. Often, it seems that the more sensational and ugly a celebrity divorce is, the more captivated we are… Read More
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COVID-19 Making Waves in the Military Divorce Process

The military divorce rate went down from 3.1% in 2019 to 2.8% in 2020. While that might seem like a good thing at first glance, it’s likely that the decline wasn’t due to an increase in marital harmony among service members and their spouses. A m… Read More
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Stephanie Brinkley to Speak at the American Bar Association Spring Family Law Conference

Stephanie Brinkley will be speaking at the American Bar Association Spring Family Law Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Stephanie’s panel will present “Yours, Mine and Ours – The Crossroad Between Fertility and Family Law.” The panel will… Read More
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Stephanie Brinkley Presents “Legal Considerations for Same Sex Parenting”

Stephanie Brinkley will be speaking at the The Egg Donor Meeting in Charleston, South Carolina on Friday, April 8th, 2022. The speaking topic will be “Legal Considerations for Same Sex Parenting.” The event will be held at Wild Dunes Resort, 200… Read More
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Surrogacy support concept

Getting the Support You Need as a Surrogate

As a surrogate, you are quite literally bringing a dream to life. That is a powerful and joyful experience. In light of that, you may wonder why you would need extra support. While it’s true that the positive emotions involved in surrogacy will hel… Read More
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Embryos and Divorce

How Are Embryos Handled After Divorce in South Carolina?

Certain issues are a part of every divorce: division of marital property, and, if there are children, custody of those children. But what happens in marriages in which the marital “property” includes frozen embryos from IVF procedures? Is there s… Read More
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5 Ways Military Divorce is Different From Civilian Divorce

Marriage can be hard. In many ways, a marriage in which one or both spouses is in the military can be even harder, with the deployments and other challenges military families face. It is no surprise that military divorce rates are slightly higher tha… Read More
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Since founding Brinkley Law Firm in 2011, attorney Stephanie Brinkley has helped families grow and expand by navigating them through the legal challenges surrounding Assisted Reproduction Technology (ART) and Adoption. As an attorney who focuses on f… Read More
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Originally from Los Angeles, Christopher Kays moved to Charleston in 2007 when he reported to The Citadel for his knob year to study psychology. As a cadet, Christopher volunteered at the VA hospital and helped establish Leadership Day, The Citadel… Read More

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