In Thornton, Court of Appeals mostly affirms decisions on equitable distribution and fees

October 24, 2019

The October 23, 2019, Court of Appeals opinion in Thornton v. Thornton, 428 S.C. 460, 836 S.E.2d 351 (Ct. App. 2019), mostly affirms the family

Is South Carolina heading the wrong path potentially expanding fault divorce?

April 9, 2019

In 1969 California became the first state to allow no-fault divorce. In 2010 New York became the last state to allow it. In the interim,

Does South Carolina divorce law distinguish marijuana use from abuse?

September 14, 2018

One of South Carolina’s four fault grounds for divorce under S.C. Code §20-3-10 is “Habitual drunkenness; provided, that this ground shall be construed to include

Is merely having a “crush” on another marital fault?

September 7, 2018

I recently handled oral argument on an appeal that resulted in the unpublished opinion. One unusual aspect of the case was Husband’s focus, and the

Stoney 2 (or 4) largely follows the original Stoney opinion

August 29, 2018

The long strange journey of the Stoney appeal took another step on August 29, 2018 when the Court of Appeals issued its remanded opinion in

Wife’s lack of corroborating evidence mostly dooms her appeal

November 2, 2016

In the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle story “Adventure of the Silver Blaze,” Sherlock Holmes deduces the identity of the thief, in part, by noting that

Don’t end a long-term marriage unless you’re ready to amputate

February 24, 2016

I spend a bit of time talking folks in long-term marriages out of separating from a spouse with whom they are unhappy. It’s amazing how

How soon can one get a divorce after filing?

September 14, 2015

Folks who have filed for divorce often wonder why it takes so long for them to get divorced. S.C. Code § 20-3-80 sets “Required delays