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, 431 S.C. 575, 848 S.E.2d 588 (Ct.App. 2020), finds the Appellant making numerous

Previously unpublished opinion answers question of where to enforce foreign equitable distribution orders

July 30, 2014

On July 30, 2014 the South Carolina Court of Appeals published the previously unpublished opinion in the case of Katzburg v. Katzburg, 410 S.C. 184, 764

Court of Appeals rules prevailing party shouldn’t have to pay the other side’s attorney’s fees

June 9, 2014

The June 4, 2014 Court of Appeals opinion in Brown v. Brown, 408 S.C. 582, 758 S.E.2d 922 (Ct. App. 2014), reversed a $5,000 attorney fee award the

Supreme Court affirms lower courts’ ruling on transmutation of husband’s business

January 15, 2014

The January 15, 2014 Supreme Court opinion in Pittman v. Pittman, 407 S.C. 141, 754 S.E.2d 501 (2014), affirmed the Court of Appeals and family court’s determination that

Pre-trial order settling “personal property” precludes equitable distribution of retirement accounts

April 21, 2013

I’ve had a few cases in which the issue of what constitutes “personal property” has been the subject of debate.  The understanding of the typical

Rearranging the deck chairs

October 27, 2011

In August I blogged about an appellate loss by my friend and colleague, Thomas F. McDow, in the case of Pittman v. Pittman.  Last week the

Should separation be required for a separate maintenance action?

August 21, 2011

In April 2011, the South Carolina Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of Eileen Frances Theresa Busto Theisen v. Clifford Richard Theisen.  According

A Divorce Lawyer’s Tips for Marriage

August 8, 2011

From Guest Blogger, Thomas F. McDow: 1. Love each other as you are. Men marry women hoping they will not change. Women marry men expecting