Court of Appeals confirms that severance pay that is not tied to an agreement not to compete is marital property

Posted Monday, May 3rd, 2010 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney's Fees, Equitable Distribution/Property Division, Family Court Procedure, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

When a spouse becomes terminated in the midst of marital litigation there are frequent disputes whether any severance should be treated as income to the

Countering weasely responses in discovery and pleadings

Posted Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Family Court Procedure, Litigation Strategy, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys

“Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It’s what separates us from the animals! Except the weasel.” -- Homer Simpson A common complaint among family law

The perils of inaccurate (or no) financial declarations in family court

Posted Thursday, February 25th, 2010 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Alimony/Spousal Support, Child Support, Family Court Procedure, Litigation Strategy, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Specific

For any family court trial involving alimony or attorney’s fees, and for most trials involving child support or support enforcement, an accurate financial declaration is

Procedural differences between temporary motions and other motions in South Carolina Family Court

Posted Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Family Court Procedure, Litigation Strategy, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Specific

Another post for my mentees.  And I defy anyone to show me a motion for temporary relief filed in the South Carolina Family Court that

Does procedural due process mandate testimony at family court temporary hearings in South Carolina?

Posted Thursday, August 27th, 2009 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Child Custody, Family Court Procedure, Jurisprudence, Litigation Strategy, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Specific

Our Supreme Court is confused and conflicted on testimony at family court temporary hearings.  Rule 21(b), SCRFC (a rule promulgated by the Supreme Court) states, “ [e]vidence

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