Cultural misconceptions regarding annulment

August 7, 2012

An annulment, in contrast to a divorce, treats a marriage as though it never happened.  Folks often contact me seeking an annulment but, in close

In opinion with numerous oddities, Supreme Court approves active/passive approach to valuing marital property

November 1, 2011

In the October 31, 2011 opinion in Burch v. Burch, 395 S.C. 318, 717 S.E.2d 757 (2011), the South Carolina Supreme Court finally ratifies the passive

Should having sex, or even spending nights, with one’s spouse prevent a one-year’s continuous separation divorce?

September 16, 2010

South Carolina law allows spouses to obtain a divorce when they “have lived separate and apart without cohabitation for a period of one year.” S.C.

Court ordered sibling visitation in South Carolina

September 12, 2010

One of the more recent additions to the South Carolina jurisdictional code regarding children and family court, § 63-3-530, is subsection 44, which allows the

Court of Appeals opinion clarifies transmutation and adultery’s bar to alimony

August 6, 2010

The August 4, 2010 South Carolina Court of Appeals opinion in Pruitt v. Pruitt, 389 S.C. 250, 697 S.E.2d 702 (Ct. App. 2010), covers numerous issues, a

How to draft a family court final order that will get sustained on appeal

July 12, 2010

Pursuant to South Carolina Rule of Family Court 26 (a & b): An order or judgment pursuant to an adjudication in a domestic relations case

When to file a contested marital dissolution action before negotiating and when not to request a temporary hearing when filing a contested family court case

July 4, 2010

It is my experience that most family law attorneys in South Carolina reflexively file a motion for temporary relief when filing a contested family court

Court of Appeals confirms that severance pay that is not tied to an agreement not to compete is marital property

May 3, 2010

When a spouse becomes terminated in the midst of marital litigation there are frequent disputes whether any severance should be treated as income to the