Divorcing child custody from child support

Posted Friday, January 7th, 2011 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Audience:, Child Custody, Child Support, Jurisprudence, Law and Culture, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to General Public

A colleague of mine, Casie N. Suddeth, posted on facebook about an Ontario Canada divorce case in which the judge became so frustrated with the

Court of Appeals refuses to answer $64,000 question regarding husband’s income

Posted Monday, December 27th, 2010 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Alimony/Spousal Support, Child Support, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions

The December 22, 2010 Court of Appeals opinion in Sanderson v. Sanderson, 391 S.C. 249, 705 S.E.2d 65 (Ct. App. 2010), reversed the family court in its decision to

Court of Appeals decision in Mosley addresses child support and equitable distribution issues

Posted Thursday, November 11th, 2010 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Child Support, Equitable Distribution/Property Division, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

The November 10, 2010 Court of Appeals opinion in Mosley v. Mosley, 390 S.C. 524, 702 S.E.2d 253 (Ct. App. 2010) reversed the family court’s determinations

Challenging improperly issued ex-parte support orders

Posted Thursday, October 7th, 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

In South Carolina most child support or alimony orders in which the support will be paid directly have a standard provision involving late payments.  This

High income child support in South Carolina: extrapolation versus the “Three Pony Rule”

Posted Sunday, September 12th, 2010 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Child Support, Jurisprudence, Litigation Strategy, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys

A belief undergirding support guidelines is that children are entitled to enjoy a lifestyle similar to their parents, but if daddy has an entourage does

Treating Unwed Daddies as Wallets

Posted Friday, August 27th, 2010 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Child Support, Contempt/Enforcement of Orders, Jurisprudence, Law and Culture, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, Of Interest to General Public, Paternity, Visitation

I had lunch yesterday with Charlie F.P. Segars-Andrews, who mentioned she had been contacted to do work with an agency, Responsible Committed Fatherhood Initiative, attempting to

Living “The Life of Riley” and puffery in financing documents while claiming poverty is not conducive to minimal child support obligation

Posted Thursday, August 5th, 2010 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney's Fees, Child Support, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

Yesterday’s Court of Appeals opinion in Bennett v. Rector, 389 S.C. 274, 697 S.E.2d 715 (Ct.App. 2010), provides further guidance on imputation of income in

South Carolina’s bass-ackwards approach to life insurance to secure support payments

Posted Thursday, July 15th, 2010 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 Specific

South Carolina’s approach to the requirement of life insurance to secure child support or alimony payments could only have been designed by someone with no

When to file a contested marital dissolution action before negotiating and when not to request a temporary hearing when filing a contested family court case

Posted Sunday, July 4th, 2010 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Alimony/Spousal Support, Child Custody, Child Support, Equitable Distribution/Property Division, Family Court Procedure, Litigation Strategy, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Specific

It is my experience that most family law attorneys in South Carolina reflexively file a motion for temporary relief when filing a contested family court

Financial declarations with an eye toward the future

Posted Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Alimony/Spousal Support, Child Support, Litigation Strategy, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Specific

Just the past week I have closed a support modification case in which a party’s financial declaration understates that party’s projected future income and taken

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