New statute codifies law on alimony modification upon retirement

July 16, 2012

One of my blog’s readers posted a comment linking a new statute that codifies the law on modifying alimony upon the supporting spouse’s retirement.  South

How many parents can (should) a child have?

July 14, 2012

My family spent last evening with South Carolina adoption guru James Fletcher Thompson.  James regaled us with stories of the latest trends in assisted reproduction

Advanced Family Law Mediation Training

July 13, 2012

As one of my tasks for the board of the Mediation and Meeting Center of Charleston (MMCC), I have organized an advanced family law mediation

Supreme Court approves parent’s taping of child’s telephone conversation

July 13, 2012

Though not a family court appeal, the July 11, 2012 Supreme Court opinion in State v. Whitner, 399 S.C. 547, 732 S.E.2d 861 (2012), has important application to

A new front in the battle of the sexes

July 8, 2012

A recent scientific breakthrough allows the paternity of an unborn child to be determined through a blood test of the mother as early as the

New Mediation and Meeting Center of Charleston website

July 2, 2012

The Mediation and Meeting Center of Charleston (MMCC), whose board I joined earlier this year, has a new and improved website.   The updated website

Pushing too hard

July 1, 2012

I conducted a mediation last week in which, with quite a bit of more arm twisting of both parties, I suspect I might have been