Unmarried fathers: invest in an attorney to protect your relationship with your child

May 10, 2020

Contemporary culture appears to have lost its understanding of the historic linkage between marriage and paternity. In the time before genetic-based paternity testing (basically before

New Battle for Those on Coronavirus Front Lines: Child Custody

April 8, 2020

Interesting article in yesterday’s New York Times about parents using the other parent's occupation [one involving moderate-to-high risk of exposure to COVID-19] to justify emergency

Some guidance from the South Carolina Governor on visitation in the COVID-19 era

April 8, 2020

A few weeks ago I blogged about visitation denial in the COVID-19 era, as many of my clients had questions on whether they could deny

Visitation denial in the COVID-19 era

March 22, 2020

COVID-19 is the first airborne global pandemic to take place since the development of specialized family courts in the United States. Never before has mandated

Can non-custodial parents delegate their parenting time to third-parties?

August 21, 2018

An issue that commonly arises in interpreting custody orders is whether the non-custodial parent is allowed to delegate his or her (in this culture, mostly

Help T. Ryan Phillips get Baker v. Hardwick published

May 25, 2017

I would love to see the May 24, 2017 Court of Appeals opinion in Baker v. Hardwick get published. Not just because T. Ryan Phillips

The danger of rushing into custody agreements with the seriously mentally ill or substance abusing

April 1, 2017

Folks hire family law attorneys not only expecting to have their domestic disputes resolved, but expecting them to be resolved quickly and inexpensively. The method

Court of Appeals affirms contempt finding against mother who didn’t force children to visit

July 10, 2016

Calling bullsh*t on custodial parents who let the children decide their visitation is one of my most controversial and by far my most commented-upon blog.