The legislative paternalism of South Carolina’s name change law

August 9, 2017

When my wife was a social worker at a local hospital she once acted as a case manager for a mother giving birth to twins.

Why does South Carolina require court proceedings and a guardian ad litem for parents to change a child’s name by agreement?

July 12, 2013

I occasionally get calls from folks wanting to change their child’s name.  Often both parents agree on the name change.  Yet South Carolina not only

Name change appeal demonstrates how Lewis v. Lewis is changing appellate court family law jurisprudence

June 2, 2011

The June 1, 2011 Court of Appeals opinion in Wilson v. McDonald, 393 S.C. 419, 713 S.E.2d 306 (Ct. App. 2011), is the first demonstration of