Unpublished Supreme Court opinion in Conits demonstrates the effect of de novo standard of review

Posted Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Appellate Procedure, Equitable Distribution/Property Division, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

Last week I blogged about how the Supreme Court’s decisions in Lewis and Stoney–mandating a de novo standard of appellate review of family court factual

Supreme Court holds order establishing common-law marriage is immediately appealable

Posted Thursday, April 4th, 2019 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Appellate Procedure, Divorce and Marriage, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

The April 3, 2019 Supreme Court opinion in Stone v. Thompson, 426 S.C. 291, 826 S.E.2d 868 (2019), addresses the appealability of final orders from

Supreme Court clarifies standard of review on family court appeals (and the Stoney appeal may never end)

Posted Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Appellate Procedure, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

On April 18, 2018, almost four months after the South Carolina Supreme Court remanded the appeal of Stoney v. Stoney back to the Court of

Supreme Court clarifies when email notice is proper notice

Posted Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Appellate Procedure, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

In 2015, when the Court of Appeals, in the case of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Fallon Properties, SC, LLC, 413 S.C. 642, 776 S.E.2d

Someone didn’t get the memo

Posted Monday, February 12th, 2018 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Appellate Procedure, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Specific

As part of the February 7, 2018 Shearouse advance sheet, the Supreme Court asked the South Carolina General Assembly to approve a change to the

Supreme Court “clarifies” standard of review for family court appeals

Posted Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Appellate Procedure, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

N.B. In April 2018, the South Carolina Supreme Court issued a revised opinion clarifying the standard of review for procedural matters: Supreme Court clarifies standard of

Supreme Court finds valuation of Greek farm preserved for appeal–remands issue to Court of Appeals

Posted Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Appellate Procedure, Equitable Distribution/Property Division, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

N.B., the Supreme Court subsequently slightly modified the opinion discussed below. See Supreme Court adds one sentence to the Conits opinion. The November 15, 2017 Supreme

In praise of the additional sustaining ground

Posted Thursday, May 25th, 2017 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Appellate Procedure, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Specific

The Supreme Court opinion of Walker v. Brooks, 414 S.C. 343, 778 S.E.2d 477 (2015) was unique for my appellate experience in a number of

Court of Appeals holds order from bifurcated trial finding common law marriage is not immediately appealable

Posted Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Appellate Procedure, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

N.B., The South Carolina Supreme Court ultimately reversed this decision and found such orders were immediately appealable The issue of what family court orders are

Court of Appeals says email notice is notice

Posted Thursday, August 27th, 2015 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Appellate Procedure, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

In an order designed to terrify civil, domestic and appellate lawyers, the South Carolina Court of Appeals, in an August 26, 2015 order in the

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