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, reversing the family court’s determination that Wife’s attempt to collect

Court of Appeals reverses child support payment finding by rejecting family court’s credibility determination

August 10, 2022

Just this May I lectured on how de novo review made appealing family court orders more viable.  In the materials, I noted six post-Lewis reported

Collect evidence before filing for contempt

July 28, 2022

Earlier in my career I lost a sizable number of contempt petitions I prosecuted because my client lacked the evidence to substantiate his or her

Court of Appeals opinion resolves numerous minor legal issues regarding contempt

December 2, 2021

The December 1, 2021, Court of Appeals opinion in Campione v. Best, 435 S.C. 451, 868 S.E.2d 378 (Ct.App. 2021), resolves a number of interesting

Court of Appeals opinion unwittingly exposes serious flaws in South Carolina’s Family Court Rules

July 26, 2021

The July 7, 2021, Court of Appeals opinion in Taylor v. Taylor, 863 S.E.2d 335, 434 S.C. 307 (Ct. App. 2021), unwittingly exposes serious flaws

Does the ten-day notice requirement in South Carolina Family Court Rule 14(d) violate procedural due process?

July 8, 2021

I have little doubt that, if raised in the proper case, the ten-day notice requirement in South Carolina Family Court Rule 14(d) will be held

DSS safety plans don’t override custody/visitation orders

July 5, 2021

I typically don’t blog about unpublished opinions. Since they cannot be used as precedent, their holdings are unreliable guidance. Still, when the Court of Appeals

Are you seeking to modify or enforce that family court final order (or do both)?

October 10, 2020

In my eleven-plus years of doing this blog I’ve yet to write about the different procedures and goals in modifying versus enforcing a final order