Closely divided Supreme Court approves marketability and lack of control discount to family-owed business

Posted Friday, May 15th, 2020 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Equitable Distribution/Property Division, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

In a May 13, 2020 opinion in Clark v. Clark, a closely divided South Carolina Supreme Court approves both a marketability and lack of control

Supreme Court holds Rule 60(a), SCRCP, motion is proper procedure to correct potential scrivener’s error in court-approved equitable distribution agreement

Posted Thursday, May 14th, 2020 by Gregory Forman
Filed under 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 May 13, 2020, Supreme Court opinion in Landry v. Landry addresses the proper procedure to correct a potential scrivener’s error in a court-approved equitable

Pet custody

Posted Wednesday, May 6th, 2020 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Equitable Distribution/Property Division, Jurisprudence, Law and Culture, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to General Public

Local family law attorney Tosha Jean Kotz has an excellent article, “Dogs & Divorce,” in the most recent SC Lawyer magazine. The article briefly discusses

Marital property as lump sum alimony

Posted Monday, December 2nd, 2019 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Alimony/Spousal Support, Equitable Distribution/Property Division, Litigation Strategy, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Specific

There are occasionally cases in which a spouse who would typically pay significant permanent periodic alimony as part of a marital dissolution has destroyed his

Unpublished Supreme Court opinion in Conits demonstrates the effect of de novo standard of review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

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 mostly affirms the family court’s decision on issues of equitable distribution and fees.

Nelson demonstrates the problems of inaccurate or incomplete financial disclosure when resolving equitable distribution

Posted Friday, August 23rd, 2019 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Equitable Distribution/Property Division, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

The August 21, 2019 Court of Appeals opinion in Nelson v. Nelson, 428 S.C. 152, 833 S.E.2d 432 (Ct. App. 2019), demonstrates the problems of

Thompson finds Rule 60(b)(5), SCRCP, does not give family court subject matter jurisdiction to modify equitable distribution

Posted Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Equitable Distribution/Property Division, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

The August 7, 2019 Court of Appeals opinion in Thompson v. Thompson, 428 S.C. 142, 833 S.E.2d 274 (Ct. App. 2019), holds that Rule 60(b)(5),

Hagood opinion establishes important points on transmutation and alimony

Posted Sunday, July 21st, 2019 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Alimony/Spousal Support, Equitable Distribution/Property Division, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

The July 17, 2019 Court of Appeals opinion in Hagood v. Hagood, 427 S.C. 642, 832 S.E.2d 609 (Ct. App, 2019), establishes important points on

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