Archive for April, 2012

South Carolina Supreme Court promulgates rules for rules to show cause in family court

On April 30, 2012, the South Carolina Supreme Court finally created the long-awaited, oft-deferred family court rules for the handling of rules to show cause.  Those rules are now set forth in South Carolina Rule of Family Court 14. This new rule establishes formal procedures regarding rules to show cause.  Most of these changes merely […]

Mismatched incentives in family court ordered marital home sales

Albert Einstein defined insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”  I would not claim South Carolina Family Court Judges are insane but few of them were economics majors as undergraduates.  Econ-major lawyers tend to go into areas of practice other than family law.  However an economics background is […]

A second whack at the piñata

I just finished a trial in which opposing counsel employed a counterstrategy I had never before encountered to a strategy she had suspected I would employ because I had blogged about it: Making the defendant testify in the plaintiff’s case-in-chief. As that blog suggests, I represented the Plaintiff and called the Defendant as my first […]