Ninth time’s the charm

January 29, 2020

On January 16, 2020 the South Carolina Supreme Court denied certiorari in Moore v. Moore, 427 S.C. 26, 828 S.E.2d 224 (Ct. App. 2019). After

The difficulties of predicting alimony reduction on retirement

December 3, 2019

In 2012 South Carolina passed a statute, S.C. Code § 20-3-170(B), in which one subsection set forth criteria for the family courts to consider when

A published appellate opinion that might finally terminate alimony based upon continued cohabitation–finally

April 8, 2019

When, in 1990, South Carolina enacted its current alimony statute, S.C. Code § 20-3-130, it provided three grounds to automatically terminate permanent periodic alimony: 1)

Court of Appeals partially reduces Husband’s alimony reduction in case Husband probably wishes he never filed

September 9, 2016

One of my harder tasks practicing family law in South Carolina is advising ex-spouses with alimony obligations whether and how much their obligation might change

A lot of work for $2.35 a month

July 25, 2015

On July 22, 2015, three and a half years after the Court of Appeals remanded the family court’s increase in an Ex-Wife’s alimony to $1,547.65

How does retirement affect alimony?

April 17, 2015

In 2012 South Carolina amended the alimony modification statute, S.C. Code § 20-3-170(B), to include specific factors for the family court to consider on whether

Is there ever sufficient evidence of “continued cohabitation” to terminate alimony?

January 30, 2013

I occasionally get telephone calls from men whose ex-wife’s are receiving alimony but also appear to be living with a boyfriend.  They want to know

All that hard work….

January 30, 2013

Some of the more cryptic opinions to come out of the South Carolina Supreme Court simply state “We granted a writ of certiorari to review