South Carolina Supreme Court uses grandparent visitation case to reveal its true feelings about duplicitous parents

Posted Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Child Custody, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

The October 30, 2019, South Carolina Supreme Court opinion in Bazen v. Bazen, 428 S.C. 511, 837 S.E.2d 23 (2019), would be interesting if it

The guardian’s questionnaire is additional interrogatories

Posted Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Child Custody, Guardians Ad Litem, Litigation Strategy, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Specific

While not thought of as such, the guardian’s questionnaire is akin to additional (child-custody related) interrogatories. As an example, the current questionnaire of a local

The interaction of the De Facto Custodian statute and the Moore factors

Posted Thursday, June 13th, 2019 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Child Custody, Jurisprudence, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Specific

There are numerous recurring issues in South Carolina family law that ultimately will need to be resolved by our appellate courts. One of the more

Court of Appeals affirms an unusual and detailed custody arrangement

Posted Friday, May 10th, 2019 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney's Fees, Child Custody, Child Support, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

The May 8, 2019 Court of Appeals opinion in Klein v. Barrett, 427 S.C. 74 828 S.E.2d 773 (Ct. App. 2019), finds the Court of

What are you communicating with your proposed parenting plan?

Posted Thursday, January 31st, 2019 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Child Custody, Litigation Strategy, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Specific

In 2012, South Carolina revised its child custody statutes and added a provision requiring proposed parenting plans at temporary hearings. This parenting plan asks each

Whose “morality” dictates what is in the best interests of the child?

Posted Friday, January 25th, 2019 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Child Custody, Jurisprudence, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, Of Interest to General Public, South Carolina Specific

South Carolina case law from as recently as May 2018 holds that the morality of a parent is a proper factor for consideration in custody

Court of appeals reverses grant of grandparent visitation based upon narrow interpretation of “denying visitation”

Posted Monday, January 7th, 2019 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Child Custody, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

The January 4, 2019 Court of Appeals opinion in Brown v. Key, 425 S.C. 490, 823 S.E.2d 212 (2019), represents the first published opinion addressing

Don’t let your kids become pinball wizards

Posted Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Child Custody, Legislation, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Specific

I have no desire to mine the legislative history to determine when and why some South Carolina legislator decided he needed to save our state’s

Mere exposure to domestic violence can be a basis to change custody or limit visitation

Posted Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Child Custody, Of Interest to General Public, South Carolina Specific

Some of the most tragic consults I have are with folks who’ve been bullied and abused by spouses or domestic partners and have simply accepted

Bojilov highlights importance of a good record and accurate financial declarations

Posted Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Alimony/Spousal Support, Attorney's Fees, Child Custody, Equitable Distribution/Property Division, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

The September 19, 2018 Court of Appeals opinion in Bojilov v. Bojilov, 425 S.C. 161, 819 S.E.2d 791 (Ct. App. 2018), doesn’t establish any novel

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