The culture’s misconceptions about condonation

March 3, 2010

Condonation (a legal term meaning “conditional forgiveness”) is a powerful defense to a fault divorce in South Carolina.  If proven, condonation revives an alimony claim

Will the rise of “swinging” in the Lowcountry lead to a revival of the connivance defense to South Carolina’s adultery bar to alimony?

March 3, 2010

Professor Roy T. Stuckey’s excellent guidebook, Marital Litigation in South Carolina: Substantive Law (3rd. Ed), has little use for the defense of connivance, concluding its

Finding my religion

September 25, 2009

It does not take a cynic to note a high correlation between people becoming involved in custody cases and “finding religion.” So long as judges confuse

How family court law on payment of attorneys fees alters negotiation strategy

September 21, 2009

In a typical negotiation each party’s initial offer is the least generous offer they might hope the other party will accept.  The rationale behind such

The sexless marriage

June 13, 2009

Last week the New York Times ran a blog titled When Sex Leaves the Marriage. Practice family law for over fifteen years and you’ll witness