Subsequently discovered property provisions in equitable distribution agreements

June 3, 2021

A provision I occasionally see in equitable distribution agreements addresses subsequently discovered property. These provisions state that if one spouse discovers the other spouse failed

Jackson case demonstrates problems arising when there’s a lengthy delay between separation and litigation

December 9, 2020

The December 9, 2020, Court of Appeals opinion in Jackson v. Jackson, 432 S.C. 415, 853 S.E.2d 344 (Ct.App. 2020), demonstrates the problems that can

Out of control but not crazy

October 22, 2020

The October 21, 2020 South Carolina Court of Appeals opinion in Rogers v. Rogers, 432 S.C. 168, 851 S.E.2d 447 (Ct.App. 2020), partially answers the

Tax refunds or obligations from the year of filing a marital dissolution action are partially marital

October 13, 2020

With the October 15th tax deadline approaching, I am receiving emails from numerous clients regarding disputes with their estranged spouse over how to file last

Closely divided Supreme Court approves marketability and lack of control discount to family-owed business

May 15, 2020

In a May 13, 2020 opinion in Clark v. Clark, 430 S.C. 167, 843 S.E.2d 498 (2020), a closely divided South Carolina Supreme Court approves

Supreme Court holds Rule 60(a), SCRCP, motion is proper procedure to correct potential scrivener’s error in court-approved equitable distribution agreement

May 14, 2020

The May 13, 2020, Supreme Court opinion in Landry v. Landry, 430 S.C. 153, 843 S.E.2d 491 (2020), addresses the proper procedure to correct a

Pet custody

May 6, 2020

Local family law attorney Tosha Jean Kotz has an excellent article, “Dogs & Divorce,” in the most recent SC Lawyer magazine. The article briefly discusses

Marital property as lump sum alimony

December 2, 2019

There are occasionally cases in which a spouse who would typically pay significant permanent periodic alimony as part of a marital dissolution has destroyed his