Court of Appeals reverses family court’s modification of joint custody

February 14, 2023

The February 10, 2023, Court of Appeals opinion in Grungo-Smith v. Grungo reversed the family court’s modification of the prior joint custody arrangement. In Grungo-Smith,

Court of Appeals grants new trial on DSS sexual abuse case based on improperly limited cross-examinations

January 17, 2023

The January 4, 2023, Court of Appeals opinion in SCDSS v. Frank granted a new trial to a father who was found by the family

Court of Appeals publishes opinion on the inapplicability of status of limitations to support obligations

September 14, 2022

On September 7, 2022, the Court of Appeals published an opinion in Holland v. Holland, reversing the family court’s determination that Wife’s attempt to collect

Court of Appeals reverses finding of common law marriage

August 24, 2022

The August 24, 2022, Court of Appeals opinion in Powell v. Dolin, 437 S.C. 499, 879 S.E.2d 26 (Ct. App. 2022), demonstrates the impact Stone

Little known case has big impact on custody jurisdiction

August 12, 2022

Occasionally I blog on little known cases that I find myself referencing often.  Thus today’s blog about Widdicombe v. Tucker-Cales, 366 S.C. 75, 620 S.E.2d 333

Court of Appeals reverses child support payment finding by rejecting family court’s credibility determination

August 10, 2022

Just this May I lectured on how de novo review made appealing family court orders more viable.  In the materials, I noted six post-Lewis reported

Court of Appeals reinstates final order’s award of alimony and attorney’s fees

August 4, 2022

The August 3, 2022, Court of Appeals opinion in Cohen v. Cohen, 438 S.C. 9 881, S.E.2d 650 (Ct. App. 2022), reinstates the family court’s

Pro se appellant creates interesting law on military retirement and jurisdictional challenges

May 26, 2022

The May 25, 2022, Court of Appeals opinion in the case of Williams v. Williams, 436 S.C. 550, 873 S.E.2d 785 (Ct.App. 2022), demonstrates the