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, 431 S.C. 170, 847 S.E.2d 260 (2020), affirmed a family court order requiring

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

Don’t expect the other side to pay your attorney’s fees

April 14, 2017

Folks going through marital litigation–and, less often, folks going through custody disputes– often contact me regarding representation with the expectation that the other side will

South Carolina Court of Appeals opinion highlights the importance of accurate financial declarations

April 11, 2017

My clients get sick of me harping on refining and corroborating their financial declarations before we file them. In the future I will direct them