Court of Appeals affirms custody and relocation but reverses Mother’s rehabilitative alimony award

January 24, 2024

The Court of Appeals slightly modified its opinion on March 20, 2024 The January 24, 2024, Court of Appeals opinion in Gandy v. Gandy affirmed

The best time to defeat a relocation case is before it’s filed

April 8, 2017

In my 20+ years of family law practice, I’ve yet to see a relocation case in which the requested relocation was solely for the child’s

The price of relocation

April 7, 2017

When custodial parents relocate, the non-custodial parent almost always suffers. Typically they lose the frequent contact with the minor child that helps sustain most parent-child

The difficulties relocating with children merely because the stepparent is moving

December 16, 2015

Custodial parents rarely consider whether their spouses are prone to work related relocations when they decide to (re)marry. They simply assume that if their spouse

Shared custody parents should date locally

September 8, 2012

One of the more heart wrenching consults I commonly encounter is when a primary caretaker mother who agreed to shared physical custody has fallen in

Court of Appeals’ opinion applies Latimer factors to initial custody determination

August 24, 2011

Today’s South Carolina Court of Appeals opinion in McComb v. Conard, 394 S.C. 416, 715 S.E.2d 662 (Ct. App. 2011), approved the family court’s use of

New Frequently Asked Question on Relocation

April 14, 2010

It’s very basic but any attorney or parent seeking a simple explanation of South Carolina law on custodial parent relocation is directed to this new

Court of Appeals renders first published post-Latimer decision on relocation

June 12, 2009

Our [South Carolina] Court of Appeals rarely prohibited a parent from relocating with a child (at least in the opinions it published) when our Supreme