Defending false allegations of untimely support payments

Posted Friday, December 2nd, 2011 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Alimony/Spousal Support, Child Support, Litigation Strategy, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Specific

Counseling clients to pay support by having their bank mail the support check can be a useful prophylactic for defending false claims of late payments.

Does a short marriage justify the award of rehabilitative alimony rather than permanent alimony?

Posted Thursday, November 17th, 2011 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Alimony/Spousal Support, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Specific

Most family law attorneys and divorcing parties seem to believe a short marriage suggests an award of rehabilitative rather than permanent alimony.  I’m not so

The “best” age(s) for South Carolina husbands to commit adultery

Posted Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Alimony/Spousal Support, Divorce and Marriage, Law and Culture, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, Of Interest to General Public, South Carolina Specific

One of the many oddities of South Carolina family law is that a husband is typically best off committing adultery when he and his wife

So that’s why (s)he left

Posted Wednesday, August 10th, 2011 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Alimony/Spousal Support, Divorce and Marriage, Litigation Strategy, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys

Continuing today’s theme of gifts from benevolent domestic litigation deities is the issue of overly vitriolic affidavits for temporary hearings in marital dissolution cases. When

At least he got the laptop back

Posted Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Alimony/Spousal Support, Attorney's Fees, Equitable Distribution/Property Division, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

N.B., the Court of Appeals opinion in Pittman v. Pittman was subsequently refiled with a different analysis on the transmutation issue. See Rearranging the deck chairs Thomas

Court of Appeals holds ex-wife’s alimony claim possibly not time barred due to ex-husband’s violence and threats

Posted Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Alimony/Spousal Support, Family Court Procedure, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

In the July 20, 2011 decision in Ross v. Ross, 394 S.C. 261, 715 S.E.2d 359 (Ct. App. 2011), the Court of Appeals remanded the issue

Ending the alimony guessing game

Posted Monday, July 4th, 2011 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Alimony/Spousal Support, Jurisprudence, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to General Public

An editorial in today’s New York Times, Ending the alimony guessing game, by Alexandra Harwin, a 2011 Yale Law School graduate, highlights New York State’s

Court of Appeals holds Rule 59(e) motion does not authorize family court to modify final order, sua sponte, in manner not requested by the moving party

Posted Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Alimony/Spousal Support, Family Court Procedure, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

The June 29, 2011 Court of Appeals opinion in Wannamaker v. Wannamaker, 395 S.C. 592, 719 S.E.2d 261 (Ct. App. 2011) (refiled August 11, 2011 with a

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