United States Supreme Court accepts certiorari on South Carolina child support enforcement case

November 2, 2010

Yesterday the United States Supreme Court accepted certiorari on the South Carolina case of Price v. Turner,  387 S.C. 142, 691 S.E.2d 470 (2010).  The

When the buck stops nowhere, failure is to be expected: the problems created by the lack of tort liability for a Social Service agency’s failure to protect a child from abusive caregivers

July 22, 2010

My first year of law school the United States Supreme Court, in the case of Deshaney v. Winnebago Cty. Soc. Servs. Dept., 489 U.S. 189

Gone fishing

May 25, 2010

Last Friday I attended a motion in which the primary issue was whether my client’s discovery request was a “fishing expedition.”  The term “fishing expedition”

More thoughts on the election of judges

May 23, 2010

Shortly after the South Carolina Supreme Court rejected Judge Segars-Andrews’ appeal seeking to overturn the decision of the Judicial Merit Selection Commission that she was

United States Supreme Court applies Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction to Chilean custody order

May 17, 2010

In today’s 6-3 decision in the case of Abbott v. Abbott, 130 S.Ct. 1983 (2010) the United States Supreme Court decided that a non-custodial parent’s ne

Should fathers of children born out-of-wedlock have rights and obligations towards those children?

February 11, 2010

The goal of this blog is not to offend but merely to establish the following three points about the current system in which fathers of

Is the application of civil contempt in South Carolina’s “daddy round-ups” improper?

June 19, 2009

“The problem is, chronic non-supporters do not have dependable jobs, nor tax refunds, nor seizeable property. That’s why they are chronic. . . . As