Court of Appeals essentially affirms family court on child support and attorney’s fees

September 19, 2023

I’ve delayed blogging on the August 30, 2023, Court of Appeals opinion in Brantley v. Brantley 441 S.C. 284, 893 S.E.2d 349 (Ct.App. 2023), until

Court of Appeals reverses family court and grants Wife relief from her contempt petition despite not finding Husband in contempt

August 24, 2023

In the August 23, 2023 opinion in Moore v. Smith, 441 S.C. 261, 892 S.E.2d 552 (Ct.App. 2023), the Court of Appeals reversed the family

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

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