Should there be automatic de novo review of temporary custody and support orders?

January 30, 2014

I’ve previously complained that South Carolina’s handling of family court temporary hearings violate due process.  This is because allowing such hearings to proceed on affidavits

Seeking procedural relief before seeking substantive temporary relief

February 23, 2013

My colleagues frequently recount war stories in which their attempts to obtain substantive relief on a temporary basis early in the case failed while subsequent

Is South Carolina family court the only place where attorneys negotiate with the expectation that judges won’t follow the law?

July 4, 2010

I negotiated the resolution of a motion for temporary relief at the courthouse on Friday.  On at least three different occasions during the hour and

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

The attorneys or clients who cry wolf

May 21, 2010

In Aesop’s fable of “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” a shepherd boy entertains himself by repeatedly pretending a wolf is attacking his sheep.  Each time

New Frequently Asked Questions

May 18, 2010

The ability to easily add pages to my web site combined with the increasing understanding that many clients and potential clients ask me similar questions

New Frequently Asked Question on Family Court Temporary Hearings

March 19, 2010

Realizing I have never adequately explained in writing what happens at a family court temporary hearing, and realizing that I shouldn’t expect my clients to understand

Rule 11 affirmations for family court motions

March 17, 2010

A colleague of mine has asked me to blog on when a Rule 11 affirmation is required for a family court motion.  The requirement for