Criminal and family law issues in Governor Sanford’s adultery

Posted Thursday, June 25th, 2009 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Alimony/Spousal Support, Divorce and Marriage, Law and Culture, Of Interest to General Public, South Carolina Specific

South Carolina remains among the minority of states to criminalize adultery.  S.C. Code Ann. § 16-15-60.  Adultery also remains a ground for divorce.  S.C. Code

Is the application of civil contempt in South Carolina’s “daddy round-ups” improper?

Posted Friday, June 19th, 2009 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Alimony/Spousal Support, Child Support, Contempt/Enforcement of Orders, Jurisprudence, Of Interest to General Public, South Carolina Specific

“The problem is, chronic non-supporters do not have dependable jobs, nor tax refunds, nor seizeable property. That’s why they are chronic. . . . As

Yet another reason for supporting spouses to offer lump sum alimony

Posted Tuesday, June 16th, 2009 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Alimony/Spousal Support, Litigation Strategy, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

Permanent periodic alimony is one debt that may never end until the payor dies.  Today’s Court of Appeal’s decision in Fiddie v. Fiddie, 384 S.C. 120, 681

The sexless marriage

Posted Saturday, June 13th, 2009 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Alimony/Spousal Support, Divorce and Marriage, Law and Culture, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to General Public

Last week the New York Times ran a blog titled When Sex Leaves the Marriage. Practice family law for over fifteen years and you’ll witness

Court of Appeals provides guidance on alimony reduction in an economic downturn

Posted Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Alimony/Spousal Support, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

As I have previously noted in Lump Sum Alimony, it is hard to offer clients guidance as to potential alimony reduction when they incur a

Did the Supreme Court limit laches too much in defending back alimony and child support claims?

Posted Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Alimony/Spousal Support, Child Support, Jurisprudence, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

Two recent South Carolina Supreme Court opinions: Ables v. Gladden, 378 S.C. 558, 664 S.E.2d 442 (2008) and Strickland v. Strickland, 375 S.C. 76, 650

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