Refiled Hayduk opinion makes small addition on attorney fee issue

Posted Wednesday, May 4th, 2022 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney's Fees, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

On May 4, 2022, the Court of Appeals issued a refiled opinion in the case of Hayduk v. Hayduk. I blogged about that case when

Court of Appeals’ Glinyanay opinion addresses numerous novel family law issues

Posted Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney's Fees, Child Custody, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

The February 23, 2022, Court of Appeals opinion in Glinyanay v. Tobias addresses numerous novel legal issues that tend to recur in South Carolina custody

Out of control but not crazy

Posted Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Alimony/Spousal Support, Attorney's Fees, Child Support, Equitable Distribution/Property Division, Family Court Procedure, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

The October 21, 2020 South Carolina Court of Appeals opinion in Rogers v. Rogers, 432 S.C. 168, 851 S.E.2d 447 (Ct.App. 2020), partially answers the

Court of Appeals rejects father’s numerous challenges to custody and support modification decision

Posted Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney's Fees, Child Custody, Child Support, Family Court Procedure, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

The August 26, 2020 Court of Appeals case of Whitesell v. Whitesell, 431 S.C. 575, 848 S.E.2d 588 (Ct.App. 2020), finds the Appellant making numerous

Court of Appeals issues opinion involving unusual three-way custody/visitation battle between non parents

Posted Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney's Fees, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

The August 19, 2020 Court of Appeals opinion in Turner v. Thomas, 431 S.C. 527, 848 S.E.2d 353 (Ct.App. 2020), involved a highly unusual custody

Court of Appeals affirms $250,000 fee and cost award (but remands the issue of payment deadline)

Posted Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney's Fees, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

The July 15, 2020 Court of Appeals opinion in Couch v. Couch, 431 S.C. 170, 847 S.E.2d 260 (2020), affirmed a family court order requiring

In Thornton, Court of Appeals mostly affirms decisions on equitable distribution and fees

Posted Thursday, October 24th, 2019 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney's Fees, Divorce and Marriage, Equitable Distribution/Property Division, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

The October 23, 2019, Court of Appeals opinion in Thornton v. Thornton, 428 S.C. 460, 836 S.E.2d 351 (Ct. App. 2019), mostly affirms the family

Without an itemized statement of time, your attorney fee affidavit is incomplete

Posted Monday, August 19th, 2019 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney's Fees, Family Court Procedure, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Specific

Probably once a month I attend a contested family court hearing in which the opposing counsel attempts to submit a fee affidavit without including an

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

Shouldn’t a party’s assets be a factor in “ability to pay” family court attorney’s fees?

Posted Thursday, October 25th, 2018 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney's Fees, Litigation Strategy, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Specific

E.D.M. v. T.A.M., 307 S.C. 471, 476-77, 415 S.E.2d 812, 816 (1992) is the seminal South Carolina case in deciding whether to award a prevailing

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