Court of Appeals opinion unwittingly exposes serious flaws in South Carolina’s Family Court Rules

Posted Monday, July 26th, 2021 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Child Custody, Contempt/Enforcement of Orders, Family Court Procedure, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

The July 7, 2021, Court of Appeals opinion in Taylor v. Taylor unwittingly exposes serious flaws in South Carolina’s Family Court Rules–specifically the notice provision

There needs to be the final decision maker for minor children(and it almost always should be a parent)

Posted Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Child Custody, Litigation Strategy, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys

I see a number of attorneys and pro se litigants who try to finesse the issue of final decision making authority by making both parents

South Carolina Supreme Court poised to address arbitration of children’s issues

Posted Friday, May 7th, 2021 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Child Custody, Jurisprudence, Mediation/Alternative Dispute Resolution, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Specific

In 2019, the South Carolina Court of Appeals issued two published opinions holding that child-related family law issues (custody/visitation/child support) could not be arbitrated and

Daily finds Court of Appeals digging in the weeds of a multi-state visitation schedule

Posted Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 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 February 10, 2021, Court of Appeals opinion in Daily v. Daily, 432 S.C. 608 854 S.E.2d 856 (Ct.App. 2021), sees that court examining the

Jackson case demonstrates problems arising when there’s a lengthy delay between separation and litigation

Posted Wednesday, December 9th, 2020 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Alimony/Spousal Support, Child Custody, Equitable Distribution/Property Division, South Carolina Appellate Decisions

The December 9, 2020, Court of Appeals opinion in Jackson v. Jackson, 432 S.C. 415, 853 S.E.2d 344 (Ct.App. 2020), demonstrates the problems that can

Refiled Sellers opinion adds one footnote and one clarification

Posted Wednesday, December 9th, 2020 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Child Custody, Family Court Procedure, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

A refiled December 9, 2020 Court of Appeals opinion in Sellers v. Nicholls, 432 S.C. 101, 851 S.E.2d 54 (Ct. App. 2020), makes two minor

Are you seeking to modify or enforce that family court final order (or do both)?

Posted Saturday, October 10th, 2020 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Child Custody, Contempt/Enforcement of Orders, Family Court Procedure, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Specific

In my eleven-plus years of doing this blog I’ve yet to write about the different procedures and goals in modifying versus enforcing a final order

Expert testimony bolstering a child’s credibility is improper

Posted Tuesday, October 6th, 2020 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Child Custody, Family Court Procedure, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Specific

Despite repeated opinions from the South Carolina appellate courts indicating that expert testimony bolstering a child’s credibility is verboten, it continues to happen. Perhaps this

It is the parent’s job to get along with the teen, not the teen’s job to get along with the parent

Posted Sunday, October 4th, 2020 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Child Custody, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, Of Interest to General Public

I handle my share of custody disputes in which a teenager is miserable at my client’s home and my client attempts to explain or justify

Teenagers and weekend visitation

Posted Sunday, October 4th, 2020 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Child Custody, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to General Public

For parents who have a minority of custodial time, especially those whose school-year time tends to be concentrated on weekends, the teenage years create new

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