The appellate courts “may find bifurcation in family court is generally ill-advised”; I don’t

April 21, 2023

This week, for the second time in four years, the South Carolina appellate courts published an opinion noting it is generally “ill-advised” for the family

Supreme Court remands for new custody trial based on stale record

November 23, 2022

On November 23, 2022, the South Carolina Supreme Court partially granted a writ of certiorari, and remanded the case of Rossington v. Rossington, 438 S.C.

Supreme Court holds order establishing common-law marriage is immediately appealable

April 4, 2019

The April 3, 2019 Supreme Court opinion in Stone v. Thompson, 426 S.C. 291, 826 S.E.2d 868 (2019), addresses the appealability of final orders from

Supreme Court clarifies standard of review on family court appeals (and the Stoney appeal may never end)

April 18, 2018

On April 18, 2018, almost four months after the South Carolina Supreme Court remanded the appeal of Stoney v. Stoney back to the Court of

Supreme Court clarifies when email notice is proper notice

February 28, 2018

In 2015, when the Court of Appeals, in the case of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Fallon Properties, SC, LLC, 413 S.C. 642, 776 S.E.2d

Someone didn’t get the memo

February 12, 2018

As part of the February 7, 2018 Shearouse advance sheet, the Supreme Court asked the South Carolina General Assembly to approve a change to the

Supreme Court “clarifies” standard of review for family court appeals

December 20, 2017

N.B. In April 2018, the South Carolina Supreme Court issued a revised opinion clarifying the standard of review for procedural matters: Supreme Court clarifies standard of

Court of Appeals holds order from bifurcated trial finding common law marriage is not immediately appealable

December 7, 2016

N.B., The South Carolina Supreme Court ultimately reversed this decision and found such orders were immediately appealable The issue of what family court orders are