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Tag Archives: South Carolina Lawyer

Name Change

Name change Adults and minors can request permission to change their names through Family Court. The process for adults is more direct and less cumbersome than process for a minor. An adult name change generally requires formal investigation and reporting to the Family Court that the name change is not being sought for an improper […]

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 […]


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 […]

DUI-South Carolina

DUI-South Carolina DUI, DWI, Drunk driving in South Carolina

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 […]

Winning on the Rules, not the Facts

Winning on the Rules, not the Facts Chief Justice Toal issued an Order on November 21, 2012, changing significantly the procedure for Temporary Hearings in South Carolina Family Courts. We are approaching the one year anniversary of this Order. I have prevailed on numerous occasions in court, in part, because of counsel’s failure to comply […]