Little known case has big impact on custody jurisdiction

August 12, 2022

Occasionally I blog on little known cases that I find myself referencing often.  Thus today’s blog about Widdicombe v. Tucker-Cales, 366 S.C. 75, 620 S.E.2d 333

Court of Appeals affirms dismissal of divorce case in which husband did not meet South Carolina residency requirement

January 12, 2022

n.b. On May 4, 2022, the Court of Appeals issued a refiled opinion making a minor addition on the attorney fee award issue: Refiled Hayduk Opinion Makes

Jurisdiction shopping while pregnant

November 3, 2019

I recently handled a marital dissolution case in which my client had hightailed it while pregnant to another state. Her husband’s motion for temporary relief

Court of Appeals finds prenuptial agreement only partially limited family court’s jurisdiction

March 26, 2014

The March 26, 2014 Court of Appeals opinion in Meehan v. Meehan, 407 S.C. 471, 756 S.E.2d 398 (Ct. App. 2014) determined that the Meehans’ prenuptial divested

Well it seemed obvious to me

July 3, 2013

I’ve avoided blogging about the June 12, 2013 Supreme Court opinion in Ware v. Ware, 404 S.C. 1, 743 S.E.2d 817 (2013), until remittitur issued, not wanting

Minimum contacts personal jurisdiction analysis not applicable to contested multi-state adoption action

July 13, 2009

The July 13, 2009 Court of Appeals decision in Brookshire v. Blackwell, 384 S.C. 333, 682 S.E.2d 295 (Ct.App. 2009) clarifies personal and subject matter jurisdiction analysis as

Correct result, questionable rationale on multi-state child custody jurisdiction appeal

May 5, 2009

In 2007 South Carolina substituted the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act (UCCJA) for the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA). S.C. Code Ann.