Court of Appeals rejects father’s numerous challenges to custody and support modification decision

August 26, 2020

The August 26, 2020 Court of Appeals case of Whitesell v. Whitesell finds the Appellant making numerous legal arguments, a few of them quite novel.

Court of Appeals affirms custody modification and continuance denial

August 7, 2020

The August 5, 2020 Court of Appeals opinion in Sellers v. Nicholls affirms the family court’s denial of a continuance request made by Mother at

Demand formal requests before allowing a home inspection in marital dissolution cases

May 19, 2020

A request for entry upon land for the purpose of inspection is a discovery option infrequently used by family court attorneys. Part of the reason

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

South Carolina Supreme Court holds family court improperly denied foster parents’ requests to intervene in removal cases

November 6, 2019

In the November 6, 2019, case of Cooper v. SCDSS, 428 S.C. 402, 835 S.E.2d 516 (2019), the South Carolina Supreme Court found that the

Ambiguity in the rules on requests for admissions

September 12, 2019

There is a clear ambiguity in the South Carolina Rule of Civil Procedure regarding requests for admissions–SCRCP 36. I suspect that many denied requests to

Without an itemized statement of time, your attorney fee affidavit is incomplete

August 19, 2019

Probably once a month I attend a contested family court hearing in which the opposing counsel attempts to submit a fee affidavit without including an

The surprising breadth of res judicata

June 26, 2019

At this point in my career, it’s rare I learn anything significant about legal doctrines from opposing counsels. However, earlier this week, I was completely