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 affirms custody modification and continuance denial

August 7, 2020

The August 5, 2020 Court of Appeals opinion in Sellers v. Nicholls affirms the family court’s denial of a continuance request made by Mother at

The time to fix your parenting issues is before the other parent discovers them

July 21, 2020

Ernest Hemingway said he went bankrupt “gradually, then suddenly.” That’s the way a lot of custodial parents lose custody. Some of the more frustrating custody

Tomlinson continues the appellate disfavor of joint custody

November 13, 2019

The November 13, 2019, Court of Appeals opinion in Tomlinson v. Melton, 428 S.C. 607, 837 S.E.2d 230 (Ct.App. 2019), continues the appellate court’s disfavor

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

Is the lack of a set notice requirement in the UCCJEA a feature or a bug?

December 13, 2016

In 2008 South Carolina went from the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act (UCCJA) to the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA). The updated

The difficulties relocating with children merely because the stepparent is moving

December 16, 2015

Custodial parents rarely consider whether their spouses are prone to work related relocations when they decide to (re)marry. They simply assume that if their spouse

A child custody reversal that should have been published (and remanded rather than reversed)

July 22, 2015

Child custody determinations are among the hardest family court matters to get reversed on appeal. Because custody decisions are based upon the weight the trial

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