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

January 24, 2024

The January 24, 2024, Court of Appeals opinion in Gandy v. Gandy affirmed the family court’s award of custody to Mother and affirmed a relocation

Court of Appeals essentially affirms family court on child support and attorney’s fees

September 19, 2023

I’ve delayed blogging on the August 30, 2023, Court of Appeals opinion in Brantley v. Brantley 441 S.C. 284, 893 S.E.2d 349 (Ct.App. 2023), until

Court of Appeals reverses family court and grants Wife relief from her contempt petition despite not finding Husband in contempt

August 24, 2023

In the August 23, 2023 opinion in Moore v. Smith, 441 S.C. 261, 892 S.E.2d 552 (Ct.App. 2023), the Court of Appeals reversed the family

Court of Appeals affirms denial of retired husband’s alimony reduction request

July 26, 2023

In the July 26, 2023, Court of Appeals opinion in Downing v. Downing, 440 S.C. 322, 891 S.E.2d 375 (Ct. App. 2023), the Court of

Court of Appeals affirms family court’s denial of custody modification where child’s preference may have been the result of Father’s manipulative behavior

July 19, 2023

In the July 19, 2023, Court of Appeals opinion in Fossett v. Fossett, 440 S.C. 576, 891 S.E.2d 515 (Ct.App. 2023), the Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals, finding exceptional circumstances, affirms joint physical custody and divided legal custody

April 26, 2023

In the April 26, 2023, opinion in Greene v. Greene, 439 S.C. 427, 887 S.E.2d 157 (Ct.App. 2023), finding exceptional circumstances, the Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals reverses finding of common-law marriage

April 20, 2023

In the April 19, 2023, opinion in Sullivan-Carter v. Carter, 439 S.C. 406, 887 S.E.2d 146 (Ct.App. 2023), the Court of Appeals reversed a finding

Court of Appeals rejects textualist interpretation of South Carolina’s domestic abuse statute

April 12, 2023

The April 12, 2023, Court of Appeals opinion in Taylor v. Taylor, 439 S.C. 272, 886 S.E.2d 716 (Ct.App. 2023), attempts to fill an obvious