Archive for February, 2019

What are the potential remedies for notice-based contempt pleadings?

Late last month the family court issued a contempt petition against a client of mine in which the petition was a “notice” pleading, not a “fact” pleading. For those unfamiliar with the distinction, a notice pleading (typical in the federal courts as authorized by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 8), simply provides the Defendant notice […]

Court of Appeals reverses family court’s finding of child abandonment

e January 13, 2019 Court of Appeals revered a family court’s finding that adoptive parents abandoned their teenage child in the case of SCDSS v. Wiseman, 426 S.C. 70, 825 S.E.2d 74 (Ct. App. 2019). The case began when the daughter got into a verbal, and then physical, altercation with her parents. Law enforcement intervened […]

 

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