Court of Appeals affirms award of stepmother custody and grandparent visitation

March 17, 2022

In the March 16, 2022 opinion in Jacobs v. Zarcone, 436 S.C. 170, 871 S.E.2d 211 (Ct.App. 2022), the Court of Appeals affirms an award

South Carolina’s De Facto Custodian statute is valuable; its Grandparent Visitation statute remains a menace

February 1, 2022

Because South Carolina’s De Facto Custodian statute and Grandparent Visitation statute both allow the family court to award visitation to non-parents, they are often viewed

De Facto Custodian rights are more valuable than Grandparent Rights

November 24, 2021

Given the phone calls I receive from prospective clients, it appears that many more folks are aware of the concept of grandparent rights than they

South Carolina Supreme Court uses grandparent visitation case to reveal its true feelings about duplicitous parents

November 2, 2019

The October 30, 2019, South Carolina Supreme Court opinion in Bazen v. Bazen, 428 S.C. 511, 837 S.E.2d 23 (2019), would be interesting if it

Court of appeals reverses grant of grandparent visitation based upon narrow interpretation of “denying visitation”

January 7, 2019

The January 4, 2019 Court of Appeals opinion in Brown v. Key, 425 S.C. 490, 823 S.E.2d 212 (2019), represents the first published opinion addressing

Applying prior, more restrictive, version of grandparent visitation statute, Court of Appeals still affirms award of grandparent visitation

September 5, 2018

The September 5, 2018 Court of Appeals opinion in Grantham v. Weatherford, 425 S.C. 111, 819 S.E.2d 765 (Ct.  App. 2018), addresses the application of

When should the family court award grandparent visitation?

June 17, 2014

There’s some dispute surrounding last week’s blog regarding the wholesale revision of South Carolina’s grandparent visitation statute. Some commenters contend that grandparents should never be awarded autonomous

South Carolina finally does grandparent visitation rights right

June 11, 2014

On June 9, 2014 Governor Nikki Haley signed into law House bill 4348 amending S.C. Code § 63-3-530 (A)(33), commonly known as the grandparent visitation