Supreme Court declines invitation to define “supported spouse” in South Carolina’s alimony statute

October 27, 2022

I won’t blog about my own appeals until remittitur issues as I don’t want to be seen as trying to influence the appellate courts (not

Court of Appeals reinstates final order’s award of alimony and attorney’s fees

August 4, 2022

The August 3, 2022, Court of Appeals opinion in Cohen v. Cohen, 438 S.C. 9 881, S.E.2d 650 (Ct. App. 2022), reinstates the family court’s

Court of Appeals reverses determination that retired Husband’s goodwill from sale of dental practice isn’t subject to equitable distribution

March 10, 2022

The March 9, 2022, Court of Appeals opinion in Bostick v. Bostick, 436 S.C. 43, 872 S.E.2d 859 (Ct.App. 2022), reversed the family court’s determination

Court of Appeals addresses parties’ efforts in its alimony and equitable distribution determination

September 30, 2021

The August 18, 2021, Court of Appeals opinion in Jordan v. Postell, 434 S.C. 510, 864 S.E.2d 558 (Ct. App. 2021), addresses common issues of

Temporary spousal support orders set no precedent

May 26, 2021

One of the more common fallacies I hear family court litigants spout is the belief that a family court temporary order setting a spousal support

Jackson case demonstrates problems arising when there’s a lengthy delay between separation and litigation

December 9, 2020

The December 9, 2020, Court of Appeals opinion in Jackson v. Jackson, 432 S.C. 415, 853 S.E.2d 344 (Ct.App. 2020), demonstrates the problems that can

Out of control but not crazy

October 22, 2020

The October 21, 2020 South Carolina Court of Appeals opinion in Rogers v. Rogers, 432 S.C. 168, 851 S.E.2d 447 (Ct.App. 2020), partially answers the

Fault and alimony in South Carolina

June 14, 2020

Since 1990, when South Carolina adopted its current alimony statute, there have been surprisingly few published appellate decisions on how fault affects alimony. The statute