Court of Appeals affirms dismissal of divorce case in which husband did not meet South Carolina residency requirement

January 12, 2022

n.b. On May 4, 2022, the Court of Appeals issued a refiled opinion making a minor addition on the attorney fee award issue: Refiled Hayduk Opinion Makes

What aspects of family law require personal jurisdiction over the Defendant?

April 23, 2015

Two areas of family law do not require personal jurisdiction over the Defendant but only require in rem jurisdiction. Those areas are divorce [S.C. Code

For purposes of the “Full Faith and Credit” clause what does it mean to “fully and fairly litigate” personal jurisdiction?

October 16, 2010

N.B. Two and a half years after I lost this appeal in the Court of Appeals, I obtained a reversal, and victory, in the Supreme

The foolishness of agreeing to family court jurisdiction when issues are contested or subject to enforcement

June 17, 2010

In the first year of law school everyone takes Civil Procedure, where we learn about in rem jurisdiction, quasi in rem jurisdiction and in personam

Minimum contacts personal jurisdiction analysis not applicable to contested multi-state adoption action

July 13, 2009

The July 13, 2009 Court of Appeals decision in Brookshire v. Blackwell, 384 S.C. 333, 682 S.E.2d 295 (Ct.App. 2009) clarifies personal and subject matter jurisdiction analysis as