For the first time in a decade, South Carolina updates its child support guidelines

January 29, 2024

South Carolina updated its child support guidelines on January 15, 2024—for the first time since 2014.  There are three main distinctions between the 2014 and

Court of Appeals publishes opinion on the inapplicability of status of limitations to support obligations

September 14, 2022

On September 7, 2022, the Court of Appeals published an opinion in Holland v. Holland, 438 S.C. 69, 881 S.E.2d 766 (Ct.App. 2021), reversing the

Jackson case demonstrates problems arising when there’s a lengthy delay between separation and litigation

December 9, 2020

The December 9, 2020, Court of Appeals opinion in Jackson v. Jackson, 432 S.C. 415, 853 S.E.2d 344 (Ct.App. 2020), demonstrates the problems that can

Out of control but not crazy

October 22, 2020

The October 21, 2020 South Carolina Court of Appeals opinion in Rogers v. Rogers, 432 S.C. 168, 851 S.E.2d 447 (Ct.App. 2020), partially answers the

College related child care is not work-related child care for the purpose of setting child support

June 25, 2020

There are a number of South Carolina family court opinions that are of narrow relevance but of significant importance when relevant. Such cases tend to

Court of Appeals reverses equitable estoppel defense to past due child support

January 6, 2020

Continuing a very recent pattern of appellate courts disregarding the family court’s credibility determinations, the December 31, 2019, Court of Appeals opinion in Bauckman v.

Is there a ceiling on alimony or child support?

December 6, 2019

An issue more philosophical than legal is whether there should be a ceiling on alimony and (especially) child support awards. On one hand, alimony (and

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