New Battle for Those on Coronavirus Front Lines: Child Custody

April 8, 2020

Interesting article in yesterday’s New York Times about parents using the other parent's occupation [one involving moderate-to-high risk of exposure to COVID-19] to justify emergency

Some guidance from the South Carolina Governor on visitation in the COVID-19 era

April 8, 2020

A few weeks ago I blogged about visitation denial in the COVID-19 era, as many of my clients had questions on whether they could deny

South Carolina court system partially reopens for business

April 5, 2020

Late Friday (April 3, 2020), the South Carolina Supreme Court issued an order that will partially reopen the court system for business while continuing to

The COVID-19 crisis is revealing the selfishness of the anti-vaxxer movement

March 23, 2020

I’ve never had much tolerance for most of the anti-vaccination parents I encounter practicing child custody law. Not only are their views on vaccinations anti-science

Family court “emergencies” in the COVID-19 era

March 22, 2020

In a pair of March 18, 2020 orders, South Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Donald W. Beatty cancelled all family court terms of court through

Visitation denial in the COVID-19 era

March 22, 2020

COVID-19 is the first airborne global pandemic to take place since the development of specialized family courts in the United States. Never before has mandated

“Force majeure” as a defense to family court contempt

March 19, 2020

Given the impact on the new coronavirus on South Carolina businesses, I’ve had more than one client ask me about paying court-ordered support obligations at