The most obvious malpractice there is in South Carolina family law

January 17, 2019

About five years ago–after being burned for the umpteenth time by entering a temporary consent order binding my client to a temporary support without first

Unpublished Conits opinion reveals the dangers of lackadaisical litigating

May 7, 2018

After three published opinions in Conits v. Conits, one a refiled Supreme Court opinion, on May 2, 2018 the Court of Appeals issued an unpublished

South Carolina Court of Appeals opinion highlights the importance of accurate financial declarations

April 11, 2017

My clients get sick of me harping on refining and corroborating their financial declarations before we file them. In the future I will direct them

Negotiating alimony or equitable distribution without financial declarations

September 4, 2015

How many times have I been seduced by an opposing attorney’s siren call to negotiate alimony or property division issues before that attorney’s client will

What’s so important about financial declarations?

October 12, 2012

Financial declarations are often the most important piece of evidence in any family court case.  Filling them out and executing them in a cavalier manner

Financial declarations with an eye toward the future

June 22, 2010

Just the past week I have closed a support modification case in which a party’s financial declaration understates that party’s projected future income and taken

The perils of inaccurate (or no) financial declarations in family court

February 25, 2010

For any family court trial involving alimony or attorney’s fees, and for most trials involving child support or support enforcement, an accurate financial declaration is