Posts Tagged ‘Arbitration’

South Carolina Court of Appeals holds arbitration orders regarding children’s issues are void ab initio

Many family law attorneys in the Charleston area were awaiting the Court of Appeals decision in Singh v. Singh, which was argued there this February. That appeal was supposed to determine whether child issues in family court could be arbitrated. While many family law attorneys were allowing such issues to be arbitrated, other family law […]

Getting arbitration awards turned into court orders (or preventing it from happening)

Many of my colleagues are turning to arbitration to resolve family law disputes. Few seem aware that an arbitrator’s award does not automatically become a valid court order. South Carolina’s Uniform Arbitration Act, Title 15, Chapter 48, sets forth procedures to challenge or obtain court approval of an arbitration award. S.C. Code §15-48-120 addresses “Confirmation […]

Rethinking my opposition to family court arbitration

For a few years my friend and colleague, Barry W. Knobel of Knobel Mediation Services, LLC, has been encouraging me to rethink my opposition to family court arbitration.  Barry is a retired family court judge–thus my frequent, joking references to him as “the formerly honorable…”.  He now makes his living doing family court mediation and […]

 

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