Court of Appeals affirms denial of retired husband’s alimony reduction request

July 26, 2023

In the July 26, 2023, Court of Appeals opinion in Downing v. Downing, 440 S.C. 322, 891 S.E.2d 375 (Ct. App. 2023), the Court of

Court of Appeals addresses the modifiability of non-modifiable alimony

December 23, 2021

The December 22, 2021, Court of Appeals opinion in Rish v. Rish, 435 S.C. 681, 868 S.E.2d 719 (Ct.App. 2021), addresses the modifiability of non-modifiable

Court of Appeals refuses to reduce Husband’s alimony obligation despite Wife’s greatly increased earnings

September 12, 2021

The August 18, 2021, Court of Appeals opinion in Weller v. Weller, 434 S.C. 530, 863 S.E.2d 835 (Ct. App. 2021), finds that court affirming

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