Court of Appeals rejects father’s numerous challenges to custody and support modification decision

August 26, 2020

The August 26, 2020 Court of Appeals case of Whitesell v. Whitesell finds the Appellant making numerous legal arguments, a few of them quite novel.

Court of Appeals reopens equitable distribution due to “fraud upon the court”

August 26, 2020

The August 26, 2020, Court of Appeals opinion in Sanders v. Smith presents an unusual resolution of a Rule 60 motion. Husband filed divorce proceedings

Court of Appeals issues opinion involving unusual three-way custody/visitation battle between non parents

August 19, 2020

The August 19, 2020 Court of Appeals opinion in Turner v. Thomas involved a highly unusual custody and visitation dispute between a Maternal Grandmother, a

Court of Appeals affirms custody modification and continuance denial

August 7, 2020

The August 5, 2020 Court of Appeals opinion in Sellers v. Nicholls affirms the family court’s denial of a continuance request made by Mother at

South Carolina Court of Appeals issues unprecedented custody reversal

July 22, 2020

The July 22, 2020, opinion in Alukonis v. Smith creates new law on numerous issues regarding custody cases between parents and third-parties. Among the unprecedented

Court of Appeals affirms $250,000 fee and cost award (but remands the issue of payment deadline)

July 15, 2020

The July 15, 2020 Court of Appeals opinion in Couch v. Couch affirmed a family court order requiring a Father to pay $222,003 in attorney’s

Court of Appeals determines homosexual couples could not enter common law marriage prior to the Condon case

July 1, 2020

A July 1, 2020, Court of Appeals opinion in Swicegood v. Thomson determined that South Carolina code prohibited homosexual couples from forming the requisite intent

Court of Appeals reverses equitable estoppel defense to past due child support

January 6, 2020

Continuing a very recent pattern of appellate courts disregarding the family court’s credibility determinations, the December 31, 2019, Court of Appeals opinion in Bauckman v.