Unpublished Court of Appeals opinion does the unprecedented

May 15, 2019

For the 25 years I have been practicing family law no published South Carolina appellate opinion has approved an award of rehabilitative alimony. While I

Two recent interesting unpublished family law opinions

August 10, 2017

I rarely blog about unpublished opinions because even when they are interesting, and even when they should have been published, they rarely do anything other

This is what it takes for a man to get permanent alimony in South Carolina

July 15, 2015

The South Carolina Courts website lists the roster of cases set for oral argument along with a brief description of the issues on appeal. Maybe

Combining rehabilitative and permanent alimony

February 22, 2012

For reasons that are only marginally explicable, South Carolina attorneys and judges are reluctant to issue orders or enter agreements that combine rehabilitative alimony with

(Un)important unpublished rehabilitative alimony opinion from Court of Appeals

February 2, 2012

I was eagerly awaiting the Court of Appeals decision in Allen-Hines v. Hines because I was hoping it would answer the question of whether a

Does a short marriage justify the award of rehabilitative alimony rather than permanent alimony?

November 17, 2011

Most family law attorneys and divorcing parties seem to believe a short marriage suggests an award of rehabilitative rather than permanent alimony.  I’m not so