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Tag Archives: Child Support

You need a will

Wills / Estate Planning Question: “Do I really need a will?” “Yes,” replies the lawyer. “Yes,” replies your spouse who will jointly own your property with your infant or teenage child if you do not have a will. “Yes,” replies your child from a previous marriage or relationship that is left in precarious position with […]

Financial Declarations in Family Court: Trap or Trump Card. You decide.

  Litigants and litigators regularly consider the financial declaration as a mere afterthought in preparation for temporary hearings or trial. The financial declaration is a required filing by parties in Family Court cases. Rule 20(b), SCFCR, requires the declaration be “filed and served prior to or at the first hearing, or no later than 45 […]

SOUTH CAROLINA FAMILY COURT TEMPORARY HEARING: OUTLINE OF PROCEDURE, GOALS, PREPARATION, AND ATTENDANCE

South Carolina Family Court Temporary Hearing:  Outline of procedure, goals, preparation, and attendance Speed is important.  The Supreme Court of South Carolina directed Family Court Judges, parties, and attorneys to expeditiously move cases to conclusion within 365 days of filing.  From a public policy perspective, families need their disputes resolved.  This directive is contained in […]

Wisely Choose you should, Family Court Battles.

Wisely Choose you should, Family Court Battles. “The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy.” Sun Tzu, Art of War. Family Court cases (divorce, equitable division, child custody, or visitation) have no shortage of battles. Picking fights that you cannot […]