New Frequently Asked Question: “What’s the difference between a family court temporary order and final order?

March 15, 2010

In 2006, after the Supreme Court changed the family court administrative rules from the 270 day rule (after 270 days from filing, unresolved family court

Was it a mistake to prevent immediate appellate review of temporary family court orders?

March 11, 2010

It is extremely difficult to get family court temporary orders modified merely upon a claim that the order issued was unfair, based upon inaccurate information,

Procedural differences between temporary motions and other motions in South Carolina Family Court

November 11, 2009

Another post for my mentees.  And I defy anyone to show me a motion for temporary relief filed in the South Carolina Family Court that

Emergency hearings versus expedited hearings

October 23, 2009

Unlike a number of my family law brethren, I seek few emergency hearings; unlike almost all of my family law brethren, I seek many expedited

Does procedural due process mandate testimony at family court temporary hearings in South Carolina?

August 27, 2009

Our Supreme Court is confused and conflicted on testimony at family court temporary hearings.  Rule 21(b), SCRFC (a rule promulgated by the Supreme Court) states, “ [e]vidence