Posts Tagged ‘Paul Tinkler’

Court of Appeals reverses family court’s finding of child abandonment

e January 13, 2019 Court of Appeals revered a family court’s finding that adoptive parents abandoned their teenage child in the case of SCDSS v. Wiseman. The case began when the daughter got into a verbal, and then physical, altercation with her parents. Law enforcement intervened and transported the child to a short-term psychiatric unit. […]

Supreme Court authorizes use of SCRCP 60(b)(5) to right obvious injustice

The 2006 Court of Appeals opinion in Simmons v. Simmons, 370 S.C. 109, 634 S.E.2d 1 (Ct. App. 2006) voided a provision in the parties’ 1990 court-approved equitable distribution agreement that gave Wife a portion of Husband’s Social Security benefits.  The Court of Appeals found that this provision violated 42 U.S.C. § 407(a) of the Social […]


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