Surprising few, Supreme Court holds that child issues cannot be arbitrated

September 10, 2021

In Fall 2019, the South Carolina Court of Appeals issued two separate opinions holding that child issues could not be arbitrated: Kosciusko v. Parham, 428

South Carolina Supreme Court poised to address arbitration of children’s issues

May 7, 2021

In 2019, the South Carolina Court of Appeals issued two published opinions holding that child-related family law issues (custody/visitation/child support) could not be arbitrated and

A second Court of Appeals panel finds family court cannot enforce custody issues decided by arbitration

December 19, 2019

Argued first but decided second, the December 18, 2019 Court of Appeals opinion in Singh v. Singh, 429 S.C. 10 , 837 S.E.2d 651 (Ct.App.

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

November 6, 2019

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.

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

October 5, 2017

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

Rethinking my opposition to family court arbitration

October 1, 2011

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