Court of Appeals rejects father’s numerous challenges to custody and support modification decision

August 26, 2020

The August 26, 2020 Court of Appeals case of Whitesell v. Whitesell finds the Appellant making numerous legal arguments, a few of them quite novel.

Court of Appeals issues opinion involving unusual three-way custody/visitation battle between non parents

August 19, 2020

The August 19, 2020 Court of Appeals opinion in Turner v. Thomas involved a highly unusual custody and visitation dispute between a Maternal Grandmother, a

Court of Appeals affirms $250,000 fee and cost award (but remands the issue of payment deadline)

July 15, 2020

The July 15, 2020 Court of Appeals opinion in Couch v. Couch affirmed a family court order requiring a Father to pay $222,003 in attorney’s

In Thornton, Court of Appeals mostly affirms decisions on equitable distribution and fees

October 24, 2019

The October 23, 2019, Court of Appeals opinion in Thornton v. Thornton, 428 S.C. 460, 836 S.E.2d 351 (Ct. App. 2019), mostly affirms the family

Without an itemized statement of time, your attorney fee affidavit is incomplete

August 19, 2019

Probably once a month I attend a contested family court hearing in which the opposing counsel attempts to submit a fee affidavit without including an

Court of Appeals affirms an unusual and detailed custody arrangement

May 10, 2019

The May 8, 2019 Court of Appeals opinion in Klein v. Barrett, 427 S.C. 74 828 S.E.2d 773 (Ct. App. 2019), finds the Court of

Shouldn’t a party’s assets be a factor in “ability to pay” family court attorney’s fees?

October 25, 2018

E.D.M. v. T.A.M., 307 S.C. 471, 476-77, 415 S.E.2d 812, 816 (1992) is the seminal South Carolina case in deciding whether to award a prevailing

Bojilov highlights importance of a good record and accurate financial declarations

October 16, 2018

The September 19, 2018 Court of Appeals opinion in Bojilov v. Bojilov, 425 S.C. 161, 819 S.E.2d 791 (Ct. App. 2018), doesn’t establish any novel