Maybe we’re taking the deference to the family court judge’s credibility determinations too far?

February 25, 2011

The February 23, 2011 Court of Appeals opinion in Reiss v. Reiss, 392 S.C. 198, 708 S.E.2d 799 (Ct.App 2011) makes me question whether the appellate

Noting a party’s failure to call witnesses to testify as an attack upon that party’s credibility (part two)

December 5, 2010

In part one of this blog I explained how an opposing party’s failure to call certain witnesses at trial could be considered as negatively impacting

Noting a party’s failure to call witnesses to testify as an attack upon that party’s credibility (part one)

December 5, 2010

Friday I presented my lecture for the annual Family Court Bench Bar on How to Draft a Family Court Final Order that will get Sustained

Court of Appeals affirms biased eyewitness testimony insufficient to prove adultery

July 21, 2010

The July 24, 2010 Court of Appeals opinion in Kennedy v. Kennedy, 389 S.C. 494, 699 S.E.2d 184 (Ct. App. 2010) provides some guidance on proof of adultery,

How to draft a family court final order that will get sustained on appeal

July 12, 2010

Pursuant to South Carolina Rule of Family Court 26 (a & b): An order or judgment pursuant to an adjudication in a domestic relations case

A new response to “move on counsel; you’ve made your point” (or how to piss-off a family court judge part 1)

June 26, 2010

Since family court proceedings are bench trials a family law attorney’s task is to convince a judge, not a jury.  Judges who feel that the

Countering weasely responses in discovery and pleadings

March 16, 2010

“Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It’s what separates us from the animals! Except the weasel.” -- Homer Simpson A common complaint among family law

Supreme Court decision reestablishes deference to family court judges’ credibility findings

June 15, 2009

I have been eagerly awaiting today’s [June 15, 2009] South Carolina Supreme Court decision in McCrosson v. Tanenbaum, 383 S.C. 150, 679 S.E.2d 172 (2009). Not only